brooking_1980 wrote:I'm not optimistic about this match,
No one in their right mind would be ..................................however
............................................. we've come good after 3 defeats and Slaven knows how to nullify Tottenham's play - ok we won't have Lanzini this time around but we've added another creative player to the Squad since 5th May 2017 - I'm going to assume Bilic will adopt similar tactics on Saturday hoping we'll create enough chances to win .
I'm not a fan of these early kick-offs , 12.30pm this Saturday - not sure what our record is with these breakfast kick-offs but I'd wager it ain't good so that's another obstacle to overcome , but hey , it's Tottenham , form and kick-off times go out the window anyway so no need to worry .
Be first to everything , no silly early lunges [ Mark Noble , I mean you ] resulting in early yellows , keep it hard but keep it sensible .
You have to go back to 2011 for the last 0-0 between the two clubs , since then we've had 3 games which resulted in 5 goals scored , 2 with 4 goals and 3 games which finished 1-0 , 2 of them in our favour . During our last three meetings only one goal has separated the two sides West Ham winning two of the matches .
Our last 4 meetings show a pattern of - Lost - Won - Lost - Won , lets hope the pattern ended there .
I can't predict the score but I will predict it will be full blooded , exciting and we'll probably see 6 yellow cards , 3 apiece . Hopefully no sendings off - they'll target Arnautovic , we'll target Delle .
West Ham to break the Pattern -
West Ham United 3 Tottenham Hotspur 2
Antonio , Arnautovic , Noble