West Ham v Tottenham predictions- What do the pundits say?

West Ham beat Everton in their first game after the September international break and will be hoping for a similar result when they host Spurs after the October break on Saturday afternoon at the London Stadium. The Hammers are winless in their last five home games under Martin Atkinson, the ref for this clash, but did edge the Lilywhites the last time the 47 year old reffed a WHUFC-Spurs game.

How do the pundits reckon this game will pan out? Spurs are fifth in the table with 18 points from 8 games while West Ham are in 15th with 7 points from the same number of fixtures.

Mark Lawrenson: Lawro has got only three of his eight West Ham predictions right this season, but reckons Manuel Pellegrini’s side “are solid enough to hold Spurs” and has gone for a 1-1 draw.

His celebrity opponent this weekend, legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne, has gone for a 1-0 win to West Ham. Lawro’s celeb opponents have outscored him 5-3 when it comes to predictions for WHUFC games this season, and the home fans will be hoping that Warne continues that tradition!

Lawro Predictions

Paul Merson: Like Lawro, Merson has gone for a 1-1 draw, but adds that “he doesn’t see the Hammers losing this game” and if he had to pick a winner, he’d go with Manuel Pellegrini’s side. He reckons the Hammers always turn up for big games at the London Stadium and “would be shocked” if they lost this fixture.

Michael Owen: Owen’s the only one who’s gone for a Spurs victory this weekend, noting that the Lilywhites have won their last four London derbies. He reckons “Spurs will take the points in a thriller”, but has backed both teams to get on the scoresheet.

Kevin Kilbane: Kilbane says he was impressed by West Ham’s performances against Everton and Man Utd. Adds that Harry Kane was very, very good against Spain. Like Owen, he’s gone for a scoring draw.

Summary of predictions:

Mark Lawrenson: West Ham 1-1 Tottenham
Shane Warne: West Ham 1-0 Tottenham
Paul Merson: West Ham 1-1 Tottenham
Michael Owen: Spurs to win, but both teams will score.
Kevin Kilbane: Scoring draw

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