The Carabao Cup quarter final will feature Tottenham Hotspur taking on West Ham United on Thursday, 23rd December at 01:15 AM IST. The fixture will take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and hence will be an away game for the Hammers.
Tottenham are coming from a win against Burnley in the competition. Manager Antonio Conte seems to have found the right rhythm with his new team. The team will be high on morale after playing an outstanding 2-2 contest against Liverpool.
Tottenham Hotspur Carabao Cup form: W W
Tottenham Hotspur Premier League form: D W W W D
On the other hand, West Ham United are coming with a rest, after their Premier League fixture against Norwich was postponed due to Covid-19. The team will also be high on morale after defeating title holders Manchester City in their round of 16 tie of the Carabao Cup.
West Ham United Carabao Cup form: W W
West Ham United Premier League form: L D W D L
Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United: Spurs’ team news and injury updates:
Spurs will be without Cristian Romero, as a result of a thigh injury. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will also be an absentee for this match along with Bryan Gil, Pierluigi Gollini and Dane Scarlett.
With new Premier League rules, Spurs will be forced to play four games in a period of 10 days. Therefore, the team is expected to be heavily rotated. While Harry Winks could start again, after a great display against Liverpool, Joe Rodon and Steven Bergwijn are also likely to get starts.
Tottenham Hotspur Predicted Lineup:
Lloris; Sanchez, Rodon, Davies; Tanganga, Winks, Skipp, Ndombele, Reguilon; Bergwijn, Kane
Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United: The Hammers’ team news and injury updates:
The Hammers have a long list of injuries, including Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell, Angelo Ogbonna, Ben Johnson and Ryan Fredricks. Luckily, Vladimir Coufal’s controversial red card against Arsenal will not carry on for a different competition, with it being a second yellow.
A rotation is imminent with David Moyes having some options in attack. Manuel Lanzini, having a direct hand in five goals from his last six EFL Cup appearances, is likely to feature. Andriy Yarmolenko and Nikola Vlasic could also take up spots in attack, while captain Mark Noble could replace Declan Rice in midfield.
West Ham United Predicted Lineup:
Areola; Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Masuaku; Kral, Noble; Vlasic, Lanzini, Fornals; Yarmolenko
Our score predictions: Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 West Ham United
David Moyes’ grip on his team is far better than Antonio Conte has on his. The game is expected to go toe-to-toe with goals on both ends. Even though Spurs are in good form, the Hammers, however, are expected to get the better of them to qualify for the next round.
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