Tottenham stretched their winless run to seven games on Friday when they drew at home to Manchester United.
But they showed enough that night to suggest they should be able to get the better of struggling West Ham, who have now won only one of their last eight following Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat to Wolves.
The Hammers showed little to suggest they are going to pull away from the dreaded relegation zone and with Sebastien Haller and Robert Snodgrass again expected to miss out here, it could be another struggle.
Spurs are 4/6 for the victory they badly need to keep alive their chances of playing Champions League football next season but that can be boosted to 9/4 if you back them to win with both teams scoring.
Eight of their 11 wins this season have come via that method with only four clean sheets kept in the league.
In the player markets, Steven Bergwijn impressed again against United, scoring his third goal in as many home games.
He’s 7/4 to extend that run and with West Ham having conceded 13 in their last six away games (all of which have been lost) the Dutchman is worthy of consideration.
However, arguably the best bet is for Mark Noble to be carded by strict referee Craig Pawson, who shows well above the average cards per game figure.
Noble was born and bred in east London and has been carded in 10 of his 22 league appearances against Spurs, including five of the last nine. Home in on games at Tottenham and the figure is six of the last eight.
The lack of supporters may have some impact but arguably not to Noble – he knows the rivalry between the two clubs more than anyone and seems unlikely to need fans egging him on in this game.
*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change