Our football match prediction:
London Stadium will host Friday’s football match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur. The Hammers played out back-to-back goalless draw with the likes of Everton and Stoke City in previous two league games, but preventing Spurs from scoring is easier said than done. The Hammers are seven points clear of the relegation zone ahead of the London derby, meaning that they would be happy with one point from the game. Mauro Pochettino’s troops proved their worth in a 2-0 win over Arsenal at the weekend, but league leaders Chelsea are still four points clear of them in the Premier League standings. Tottenham need to keep on winning if they are to clinch their first domestic trophy since 1961. Harry Kane extended his goal-scoring run in the local derby against Arsenal and we predict that he is going to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Highlighted Player (Noble):
Mark Noble is a professional footballer who plays for West Ham United. He was born on 8 May, 1987 and he began his youth career at the age of 13. Mark Noble made his debut for the West Ham United senior team in August 2004 in a 2-0 win over Southend. He plays as a midfielder and is considered one of the best penalty takers in the Premier League. In 2014 Mark Noble was ranked in the top five penalty takers in Europe. Noble won the Football League Championship twice with West Ham United (2004/2005, 2011/2012) and, speaking of his individual honours, he won the Hammer of the Year award on two occasions (2011/2012, 2013/2014). Mark Noble has yet to earn his first cap for the England national team. However, it has to be noted that the West Ham United midfielder scored three goals in 20 appearances for England U21. Following some impressive showings in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, the midfielder was tipped to make England’s Euro 2016 squad, but he eventually missed out.
Highlighted Team (Tottenham Hotspur):
Tottenham Hotspur are a professional football club based in North London. Spurs host their rivals at White Hart Lane and the capacity of the stadium is 36,284. Tottenham won the Premier League (First Division) trophy in 1950/1951 and 1960/1961 and despite producing terrific displays in the 2015/2016 campaign Mauro Pochettino’s team eventually finished the season in third place in the standings. Tottenham’s bitter rivals are Arsenal, but Chelsea and West Ham United are regarded as the team’s fierce opponents as well. Spurs have won eight FA Cup trophies, with the team also lifting the 1962/1963 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup title. Tottenham Hotspur hammered Atletico Madrid in the final of the competition back then (5-1). The likes of David Ginola, Sol Campbell, Teddy Sheringham, Jurgen Klinsmann, Gary Lineker, Luka Modric, Robbie Keane and Gareth Bale are star players that used to play for the White Hart Lane outfit in the past. The colour of Tottenham Hotspur’s home kit is white.