Tottenham vs. West Ham (2021/22 Carabao Cup Quarterfinal, December 22) Betting Tips & Predictions
BetZillion returns with another football betting preview and expert picks for an EFL Cup 2021/22 clash between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.
This football betting preview takes a closer look at the 2 teams, what they bring to the table, and provides you with all the information you need to know about the London derby.
Tottenham vs. West Ham Odds & Predictions
The Tottenham vs. West Ham betting odds show the Spurs as 6/5 betting favourites, West Ham as 12/5 underdogs, and bookmakers priced a draw at 9/4. And while the offered betting odds seem fair, there are a few Tottenham vs. West Ham predictions and wagers worth checking out.
Tottenham to Win (6/5)
The Spurs head into this EFL quarter-final match in excellent form, as displayed on Sunday when they forced a 2-2 draw with Liverpool. Even though Tottenham could only manage a point on the day, they had their chances to pocket all 3, which is a solid testament to their quality.
Son Heung-min and Harry Kane once again found themselves on the scoresheet, while Dele Alli did not disappoint either. It marked the 25-year-old’s first +80 minute English Premier League match since September, after spending most of the time on the bench.
On the other side, West Ham has been largely disappointing and very inconsistent late. Following their fantastic start to the 2021/22 season, the Hammers started to struggle, and it’s hard to find any redeeming qualities in their recent showings.
With only one win in their past 6 outings, David Moyes needs to find a way to help his side bounce back. And even though West Ham has already beaten Spurs at home this season, that’s hardly comforting seeing how their only away win since October came against Rapid Vienna (2-0).
Tottenham is undeniably the better team and is an excellent bet at the offered Tottenham vs. West Ham odds.
Both Teams to Score (8/11)
It’s tough to find a reason to side with West Ham for this match. They struggled against Burnley (0-0) on Sunday, December 12, and they weren’t very convincing against Arsenal (0-2) last week either.
Even before their draw against Burnley, West Ham showed very little, as they fell against Dinamo Zagreb (0-1) in the Europa League. With such stats, it’s easy to see why Tottenham Hotspur is favoured to win this EFL Cup clash.
On a more positive note, the Hammers have proven before scoring goals. And it’s fair to expect them to find the back of the net at least once on Wednesday.
That’s not necessarily because West Ham is excellent in the final third, but rather because Tottenham’s defence isn’t that great. The Spurs have conceded 5 goals in their last 2 outings, and who could forget their humiliating performance against Mura (1-2) at the end of November?
The football bookmakers offer 1.75 on both teams to score, which is very generous. So while we don’t expect West Ham to come out ahead, it’s also hard to imagine Tottenham keeping a clean sheet.
Harry Kane to Score Anytime (EVS)
Surprisingly, Harry Kane has scored only one goal in the Premier League before Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool. However, his goal against the Reds was his 15th of the season for the country and the club, across all competitions.
So while the English striker’s stats in the EPL aren’t great, he is still a serious threat with the ball. And that is especially true when he is facing West Ham.
Kane has been a thorn in the Hammers’ side, having scored 4 times in his last 5 meetings against Moyes’ side. But despite his undeniable talent and goal-scoring ability, Kane is still priced at evens to score a goal against West Ham, which is a bit too high.
The 28-year-old showed enough on Sunday for us to expect him to add another goal to his tally on Wednesday.
Tottenham Hotspur: Signs of Progress
Tottenham Hotspur head into this match with mixed emotions following Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Liverpool. Taking a point against Liverpool is a remarkable achievement, but a draw has likely left a sour taste in the mouth of Antonio Conte’s men, who arguably should have won.
Kane, Son, and Alli both shone bright with their performances, and they were the key actors in what was one of Tottenham’s best showing of the season. With an 8-2-5 record and 26 points, Tottenham still has a lot of work left to do, but there are clear signs of improvement.
Even though winning the Premier League is out of Tottenham’s reach, the Spurs still have a realistic chance to bring silverware back to North London, as long as they can keep their wheels spinning and continue their quest for the title.
If they go all the way, it will mark Tottenham’s first trophy since winning the League Cup in 2008. And since Tottenham are effectively out of the European Conference due to forfeiting their clash with Rennes, we can expect Conte to put a lot more focus into the EFL Cup, as Tottenham’s best chance to end their 14-year trophy drought.
Last 5 Games
- Tottenham 2-2 Liverpool
- Tottenham 0-3 Rennes (forfeit)
- Tottenham 3-0 Norwich
- Tottenham 2-0 Brentford
- Mura 2-1 Tottenham
West Ham United: A 41-Year-Long Drought
While Tottenham hasn’t won a trophy in 14 years, West Ham’s drought stretched all the way back to 1980, when they secured the FA Cup. After such a long stretch of not winning anything, it’s only a matter of time before West Ham United finally gets their hands on silverware, and this season seemed like it could be the one.
The Hammer’s performance both domestically and on the international stage early into the season have sparked optimism, but their bright stars have flattered in recent weeks. The stretch of mediocre performances reached its peak last Wednesday when West Ham lost against Arsenal.
On a more positive note, the postponement of Saturday’s fixture against Norwich means that West Ham had a full week to prepare themselves for this bout. And while West Ham hasn’t lost against Spurs once since June 2020, their current form makes it hard to feel optimistic about their chances to make it 4 in a row.
Last 5 Games
- Arsenal 2-0 West Ham
- Burnley 0-0 West Ham
- West Ham 0-1 Dinamo Zagreb
- West Ham 3-2 Chelsea
- West Ham 1-1 Brighton
Head-to-Head (Last 5)
- West Ham 1-0 Tottenham (24.10.2021)
- West Ham 2-1 Tottenham (21.2.2021)
- Tottenham 3-3 West Ham (18.10.2020)
- Tottenham 2-0 West Ham (23.6.2020)
- West Ham 2-3 Tottenham (23.11.2020)
Tottenham fielded Son, Oliver Skipp, and Lucas Moura for their clash with Liverpool despite the reports that suggested all 3 would miss the match due to COVID. The only absentee from the Spurs’ normal starting XI was Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who is again doubtful with Dane Scarlett, Pierluigi Gollini, and Bryan Gil.
Adding to that, Tottenham will also miss Cristian Romero, who remains out with a tight injury. Besides that, the hosts have a healthy squad and look set to enter the match with a strong lineup.
West Ham United will miss Vladimir Coufal, who is out due to his controversial red card against Arsenal. That could present Moyes with an issue, as he is without a solid right-back replacement, with Ben Johnson and Ryan Fredericks both sidelined through injury.
Craig Dawson could take over, while the 20-year-old Harrison Ashby presents an alternative solution after proving his worth against Arsenal.
Unfortunately, right-back is not the only position that raises questions for West Ham. Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma are both sidelined, while Aaron Cresswell is also expected to miss this match.
Time and Date of the Event
Tottenham and West Ham will clash on Wednesday, December 22, at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. The match is slated to kick off at 19:45 local time (GMT) and is available on all major sports TV channels.
You can also watch the game on one of many football bookies with live-streaming service, which could prove beneficial for anyone who wishes to place a fast in-play bet on the match.
Tottenham vs. West Ham – Key Prediction
We have provided 3 great Tottenham vs. West Ham betting tips above, but no betting preview is complete without a final prediction. As a match between 2 rivals, this bout promises 3 things – highlights, top-level football, and a fierce battle.
That was the case in most of their recent head-to-head meetings, most notably in October, when the officials had to show 3 yellow cards. Their clash in February was even more physical, with 7 yellow cards, 4 of which were earned by West Ham.
Considering how the recent meetings between West Ham and Tottenham ended, it’s fair to expect another stormy contest. And with a semifinals place at stake, you can be sure that emotions will be running high.
For our final Tottenham vs. West Ham prediction, we’re taking a longshot bet on a red card to be shown at 7/2. Both teams are hungry for a win, and the all-or-nothing mentality could lead to a few mistakes that can quickly result in a player getting sent off.
Prediction: A Red Card in the Match (Yes) – 7/2
Our Tottenham vs. West Ham Betting Tips
- Tottenham to win – 6/5
- Both Teams to Score – 8/11
- Harry Kane to Score Anytime – Evs
- Red Card in the Match (Yes) – 7/2
This London derby promises an exciting fixture no football fan should miss and plenty of betting opportunities to take advantage of. So don’t forget to mark your calendar and place some early bets on the top-rated football bookmakers!