However, recent form suggests that West Ham are in for a difficult few months and a defeat in this London derby would see them sink lower in the table, with the team having won just one of their last eight games.
The club’s owners admit that they are waiting until the Hammers are completely safe before offering Allardyce a new deal and there is a tough run of games on the horizon, with matches against Stoke, Man United and Chelsea following this Monday night clash.
Bet365 are among those bookies prepared to lay 12/5 about the home side for this Sky-televised clash and they did recently beat Swansea by a single goal at Upton Park, with Emanuel Pogatetz bringing a bit more steel to the West Ham rearguard since his loan move from Wolfsburg.
Andy Carroll is also fit again and scored the winner against the Swans, while he also managed a consolation goal at White Hart Lane in the reverse of this fixture. The on-loan Liverpool front man is an 8/1 chance to break the deadlock in this encounter.
Tottenham will have had little time to prepare for this match after Thursday’s Europa League clash in Lyon, although they have been pretty impressive on the road this season and will be bidding for their eighth away win of the campaign.
One downside for Spurs is that Jermain Defoe continues to be sidelined with injury and Emmanuel Adebayor simply hasn’t been wearing his scoring boots since making his move from Manchester City permanent.
However, one man that has been winning games singlehandedly is Gareth Bale and the presence of the Welshman in the visitors’ team makes them a backable prospect at odds of 5/4 with BetVictor.
Tottenham are now unbeaten in eleven Premier League encounters and aren’t renowned for conceding too many goals this term, which might lead punters to back 1-0 and 2-0 in favour of the visitors here at odds of 17/2 and 19/2.
That man Bale is 5/1 with Ladbrokes to score the first goal and Allardyce has probably been drilling his team on how to stop the Welshman, although there are other talented players in this Tottenham team including Clint Dempsey and Lewis Holtby.
It’s also worth a look at Draw HT Tottenham FT at odds of 19/4 considering the visitors may get off to a sluggish start after a testing Europa League game in Lyon.