Charlie Nicholas predicts Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United tie

The Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United fans clash during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on September 23, 2017 in London,...

Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur will face Slaven Bilic’s West Ham United in the EFL Cup this week.

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Bournemouth at Wembley Stadium on October 14, 2017 in London, England.

Former Arsenal forward Charlie Nicholas has predicted on Skysports.com that Tottenham Hotspur will win against West Ham United this week.

Tottenham will take on London rivals West Ham at the Wembley Stadium in the fourth round of the EFL Cup on Wednesday evening.

Nicholas believes that Spurs will win the tie, and has predicted England international midfielder Dele Alli to score.

New West Ham manager Slaven Bilic looks on during the UEFA Europa League match between West Ham United and FC Lusitans at Boleyn Ground on July 2, 2015 in London, England.

“This could be feisty one - but I only see one outcome,” Nicholas wrote on Skysports.com. “Mauricio Pochettino impressively exposed Liverpool's vulnerabilities on Sunday and their confidence must be sky high.

A footnote added: “Charlie predicts: 3-0 and Dele Alli to score first.”

The West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur players clash during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on September 23, 2017 in London,...

Tottenham are in great form at the moment and will head into the tie against West Ham as favourites.

However, manager Mauricio Pochettino could make changes to his starting lineup and could play a number of fringe players.

Spurs are aiming to win the Premier League title and progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League.

The EFL Cup is probably not high on the list of priorities of Spurs, which could give West Ham some hope.

The Hammers lost in the Premier League last Friday, and Slaven Bilic’s side will be determined to return to winning ways.

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