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Tottenham v West Ham: Kane to inflict pain at the Lane

| 21.02.2015

A London derby should be just the tonic for West Ham to rescue some belief after a return of just one victory in their last eight Premier League ties threatens to derail any assault on the European places.

But at underdogs, priced at 10/3 for victory against Tottenham, Ladbrokes seems to think it’s a big ask for Sam Allardyce’s men to get back on track.

A home win priced at 4/5 or the draw available at 13/5 look more likely bets, but rather than getting involved in the win-draw-win market, these three options offer more value.

Both teams to score and Tottenham to win @ 23/10

West Ham’s showing against West Brom in the FA Cup was one of a side lacking a combination of belief, creativity and vigour, and play like that at White Hart Lane and they will come unstuck.

Their north London rivals have been in inspired form in the Premier League of late, winning seven of their last 10 in the competition, and are fancied to continue that run here.

Add in that 75 per cent of the Hammers’ road trips this season have seen both sides find the back of the net, and this looks a solid pick.

Harry Kane to score anytime @ Evens

While he originally made an impact on ‘Harry Kane Thursdays’ in the Europa League, the soon-to-be England striker has been turning the screw in the Premier League lately.

He featured for less than half an hour in Tottenham’s tie against Fiorentina on Thursday, so should be fresh and ready to add to his tally of five goals in his last three league matches.

And with the visitors continuing to struggle with injuries at the back, he will surely get plenty of chances to strike.

Tottenham to win 2-1 @ 7/1

Going one step further than the Tottenham to win and both teams to score pick, it may be wise to have a dabble on the correct score market.

With us fancying Spurs for the three points, it pays to note that eight of their last 10 victories have come by two goals to one.

There’s certainly only one scoreline we are going for then, especially when you factor in that three of West Ham’s last five defeats have come by this exact result.

All odds and markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Ben Stones

Ladbrokes News’ equine expert, Ben likes nothing more than studying the form to pick out a winner or two for our readers. A Journalism and Media Studies graduate from the University of Winchester, Ben has previously written for a number of football and racing blogs and websites, as well as contributing to the sports pages of his home-town newspaper.