West Ham play host to a London derby on Tuesday night as they welcome long-time rivals Tottenham to London Stadium.

It was all going so swimmingly for David Moyes’ side on Saturday afternoon as they took a 3-1 second-half lead at St James’ Park but a remarkable Newcastle turnaround sparked by a controversial penalty decision saw the Hammers walk away with nothing.

A midweek slate of fixtures means the Hammers have little time to pick themselves up from the weekend’s disappointment and their upcoming duel is a big one, especially for the West Ham faithful.

Tottenham visit Stratford on Tuesday aiming to join Aston Villa on 59 points before the Villans take on Manchester City the following evening. Spurs struggled yet again in the first half on Saturday, but a stellar response after half-time saw them emerge as 2-1 victors over Luton Town.

Ange Postecoglou’s side rarely do things the easy way and they’ll be out for revenge in midweek after West Ham won in N17 before Christmas.

Here’s 90min’s preview of Tuesday’s London derby.

West Ham vs Tottenham H2H Record (Last Five Games)

Current Form (all competitions)

West Ham

Tottenham

Newcastle 4-3 West Ham – 30/03/24

Tottenham 2-1 Luton Town – 30/03/24

West Ham 1-1 Aston Villa – 17/03/24

Fulham 3-0 Tottenham – 16/03/24

West Ham 5-0 Freiburg – 14/03/24

Aston Villa 0-4 Tottenham – 10/03/24

West Ham 2-2 Burnley – 10/03/24

Tottenham 3-1 Crystal Palace – 02/03/24

Freiburg 1-0 West Ham – 07/03/24

Tottenham 1-2 Wolves – 17/02/24

Country

TV channel/live stream

United Kingdom

discovery+, discovery+ App, TNT Sports 1, TNT Sports Ultimate

United States

Peacock

Canada

fuboTV

Edson Alvarez serves the second game of his suspension on Tuesday night having picked up ten bookings in the league this season. Tomas Soucek and James Ward-Prowse will likely continue as the midfield pair.

Alphonse Areola picked up a muscle injury on Saturday and was replaced by Lukasz Fabianski. The Frenchman is unlikely to play on Tuesday.

West Ham predicted lineup vs Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Coufal, Mavropanos, Zouma, Emerson; Soucek, Ward-Prowse; Bowen, Paqueta, Kudus; Antonio.

Micky Van De VenMicky Van De Ven

Van de Ven should be back in the starting XI on Tuesday / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Micky van de Ven was back in the matchday squad on Saturday having recovered from a hamstring injury, but the defender was an unused substitute. He is expected to start on Tuesday in place of Radu Dragusin.

Rodrigo Bentancur impressed off the bench against Luton and could replace Yves Bissouma in the XI. Brennan Johnson will surely come back into the lineup, too.

Tottenham predicted lineup vs West Ham (4-3-3): Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Bentancur, Sarr, Maddison; Johnson, Son, Werner.

West Ham will be on the floor after Saturday’s disappointment, but the importance of this fixture will surely pick them straight back up.

They stole a win in N17 in their previous meeting, with the hosts boasting the magicians in attack to exploit a Spurs side that has struggled defending counter-attacks this season – even with Van de Ven.

There should be goals in this, with the visitors perhaps requiring more second-half brilliance to earn a point at the London Stadium.

Prediction: West Ham 2-2 Tottenham

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