Tottenham vs West Ham United
England – Carabao Cup
Date: Wednesday, 22 December 2021
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
When West Ham United travels to Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup, they will be seeking to extend their good run in the competition.
Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United will face off in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, with both teams hoping for a spot in the competition’s final four. Spurs were relegated from the Europa League on Monday after UEFA ruled that they must forfeit their last group game against Stade Rennes. The Carabao Cup now offers their greatest chance to break their 14-year trophy drought.
Tottenham have seen a comeback under new manager Antonio Conte, with the club having only lost once in all competitions since his arrival. They are coming off a well-deserved point against Liverpool in a dramatic 2-2 draw on Sunday. Despite the fact that it was a positive point, there would be mixed emotions in the camp, since Conte’s team should have won all three points on the balance of play.
West Ham, on the other hand, is going through a trophy drought of their own. The last time they won a major prize was when they won the FA Cup in 1980. However, their strong start to the season, both domestically and in Europe, has strengthened their prospects of bringing trophy back to east London shortly.
West Ham’s bright start has waned in recent weeks, jeopardizing their chances of finishing in the top four, with a 2-0 loss to Arsenal last week after a dreary 0-0 draw against Burnley. The Irons have already beaten Tottenham in the Premier League this season, winning 1-0 in October. The Hard Tackle takes a deeper look at both teams ahead of the latest match between the two sides.
Tottenham vs West Ham United Head to head :
- Seven of the past eleven encounters had goals from both teams.
- Four of the previous seven meetings had three or more goals.
- The hosts had scored two or more goals in six of the former eight clashes at this ground.
- The latest match-up at this venue had ended in a 3-3 draw.
Tottenham vs West Ham United Prediction :
West Ham has been in a bit of a funk of late, having gone winless in their previous three games. However, they would have had a week free, whereas Tottenham had recently faced Liverpool in a tough and hard game three days before to this match.
The Hammers would be hopeful about their prospects of going all the way after knocking off both Manchester giants earlier in this tournament. They’ve had a good record against Tottenham in the past, but considering their defensive deficiencies and Tottenham’s strong home record under Conte, this might be the game where they lose.
It’s possible that the game in North London may stretch longer than 90 minutes, and it wouldn’t be surprising if Tottenham, inspired by their 2-2 draw against Liverpool, wins this one. The Hard Tackle forecasts a tough and exciting match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with the Lilywhites edging out the Lilywhites 2-1.
Tottenham vs West Ham United Team News :
Son, Lucas Moura, and Oliver Skipp were all selected in Tottenham’s matchday squad for the Liverpool encounter, despite rumours that they might miss out due to coronavirus.
Instead, only Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was missing from the starting lineup, but Conte has verified that all of his players have tested negative.
However, the Italian stated that some players were still recovering from the infection, implying that they may not be at full strength for this encounter.
Due to a thigh injury, Cristian Romero will not play again this season, and Ryan Sessegnon picked up a knock against Liverpool, but Spurs have a reasonably clean bill of health at the moment compared to many Premier League clubs.
Despite this, Spurs’ choice to stick to the Premier League’s holiday fixture calendar means the EFL Cup quarter-finalists will be forced to rotate their players significantly, with Spurs playing four games in ten days.
Fringe players like Joe Rodon, Steven Bergwijn, and Lucas might start, but Harry Winks could maintain his spot after shining against Liverpool.
Conte may choose to play Kane up front once more, with the England captain scoring his first home league goal of the season at the weekend.
West Ham will be without Vladimir Coufal, who was suspended following his contentious red card against Arsenal last time out, causing a right-back problem for Moyes, who will also be missing Ryan Fredericks and Ben Johnson due to injuries.
Craig Dawson has already played in that position and might be moved out there to give insurance, while Harrison Ashby, 20, is another possibility after making his Premier League debut against Arsenal.
West Ham’s defensive scarcity does not stop at right-back, as Kurt Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna have already been ruled out, and Aaron Cresswell’s start might come too soon.
Moyes, like his counterpart, is expected to utilize the game to play some periphery players, notably Manuel Lanzini, who had a direct hand in five goals in his previous six EFL Cup outings.
Andriy Yarmolenko and Nikola Vlasic might also join an offense that hasn’t scored in three games, while captain Mark Noble could start in midfield.
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Sanchez, Rodon, Davies; Tanganga, Winks, Skipp, Ndombele, Reguilon; Bergwijn, Kane
West Ham United possible starting lineup:
Areola; Ashby, Dawson, Diop, Masuaku; Kral, Noble; Vlasic, Lanzini, Fornals; Yarmolenko