West Ham v Tottenham Odds, free bets and betting news : Spurs look too hot to handle

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The Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham revolution will get underway on Saturday when they travel the short distance across London to face West Ham.

The new man in charged arrived from Southampton over the summer with a burgeoning reputation after an impressive 18 months on the South Coast.


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Spurs fans used to the more flamboyant passing game of Andre Villas-Boas or the traditional 4-4-2 style adopted by Tim Sherwood will need time to adjust to a new high pressing game.

While fans will have time to adjust, the players won’t and with Daniel Levy one of the more impatient chairmen in Premier League football, Pochettino will need the players to buy into his ideas quick.

Pre-season results would suggest they have, with the club beating Schalke, Chicago and Toronto FC, the only bolt on the copybook a 3-3 draw with Seattle in their first game.

Spurs conceded 6 goals in their four pre-season games and they will need to stop leaking goals if they are to challenge for a UCL spot, or indeed a title. Whilst summers efforts were focused on adding attacking players to the squad, this time round it has been on rebuilding the defence.

Of the summer signings, Ben Davies looks likely to make the most impact. The former Swansea left back will slot into the side with Michel Vorm and Erik Dier likely to be on the bench while Mateo Musacchi has not completed his move to White Hart Lane.

West Ham meanwhile have far less lofty aspirations than their visitors on Saturday. According to manager Sam Allardyce, scoring more goals then they did last season and finishing higher than 10th are the aim. Judging by pre-season performances even that appears difficult.

The club failed to win any of the games losing to New Zealand side Wellington, La Liga outfit Malaga and Australian H league outfit, Sydney FC with draws with Schalke and Ipswich sandwiched in between.

If they are to make a strong start then they will need summer signing Mauro Zarate, snapped up from Velez Sarsfield, to settle in quickly especially with Enner Valencia, so impressive at the world cup and Andy Carroll both out.

Another summer signing Cheikhou Kouyate will make his debut as too will Aaron Cresswell with Carl Jenkinson rated doubtful.

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.