Tonight’s game sees us visit a rejuvenated West Ham at Upton Park. After a shaky period, Ganfranco Zola has got his side defending quite well and they have managed five points from a possible nine in their last three matches.
We have been going along well under Harry but after a couple of recent defeats in the League, we could really do with 3pts tonight.
A big positive going into the match is Harry’s record as opposing manager when visiting Upton Park. He visited 3 times with Portsmouth and won every game. I know some people pay no attention to these trends but I think I’d rather he’d won three than lost them!
Spurs have no new injury worries with long term absentees Alan Hutton and Giovani Dos Santos still missing. Luka Modric may play some part tonight which would be a major boost and Jenas should also be back. I’m not sure if that is a good or a bad thing!
The Hammers’ home record is not great with just one point from a possible twelve since the end of September but like I said earlier, they have looked like they are turning the corner in their last few games.
Tottenham have managed just one win in six London Derbies but that win was against West Ham.
I could see this being a draw if I’m honest, possibly 1-1. Although West Ham did a job on Liverpool at Anfield, they won’t be using the same tactics at home and I think an open game will suit us. We have a good record in recent times against the Hammers and I’m sure it’s a game Harry will be desperate to win. Let’s hope he can keep that 100% record.