Michael Owen predicts Spurs v West Ham

Former Liverpool forward expects Tottenham to beat West Ham.

A pivotal Premier League game takes place between Tottenham and West Ham at Sunday lunchtime.

Just five points separate the two teams, and the direction of both club's seasons can be shaped by the result.

Tottenham climbed above Arsenal with a North London derby win a fortnight ago, but find themselves five points behind at present with this their game in hand, having lost to Liverpool in between.

Former England striker Michael Owen, who will be co-commentating on the game for BT Sport, says he will regard it as a shock if Spurs don't record all three points against the Hammers.

He wrote in his BetVictor predictions column: "Their squad is strong enough to cope as the games come thick and fast as we reach the business end of the season.

"Harry Kane has scored 11 times in his last ten PL games and has been the catalyst for Spurs’ top four challenge; I will be surprised if I don’t witness first hand a home win." 

Tottenham's home record is only the ninth best in the Premier League but is very much improved in recent weeks, winning four and drawing two of their last six games in the top flight at White Hart Lane.

Despite West Ham's eighth position in the league, their recent away form is woeful, failing to win any of their last five games in the division, losing two, and hammered 4-0 by West Brom in the FA Cup last weekend.

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