HAPPY Hammer DANNY Mercer’s (@OneDannyMercer) found a bookings bet he’s keen to share as his beloved West Ham take on Spurs at White Hart Lane in the early Sunday kick-off.
Tottenham v West Ham | Sunday 12.00 | BT Sport 1
What a London derby we have in store for Sunday. Expect the cards to flow as north meets east as these two teams enjoy serving up a feisty affair – three red cards in the last four head-to-head showdowns is evidence alone.
Jonathan Moss has been given the job for keeping the sides in check and he’s already dished out 42 cards in just nine live league games this season. That’s a great start as we begin our hunt for a winning card bet.
Hosts Spurs have been averaging the most yellows per-live-game at 3.25 this season while West Ham have collected just 1.87. So looking at Tottenham,
Nabil Bentaleb is a gifted young footballer who’s started to form a great midfield partnership with Ryan Mason. These two young lads really put it about, so no surprise to see them in the referees notebook often.
Bentaleb has been carded twice in his last three Premier League fixtures with both coming in front of the live TV cameras. The Algerian has also been booked in his last two London derbies at White Hart Lane (against Chelsea and Arsenal) as well as his last two games on home soil and can make it a hat-trick against the Hammers with Betfred at 11/4.
The midfielder has been booked for dissent in the past and usually racks up the fouls. I’ve seen him make some cynical challenges and he’ll often look to bring players down once they go passed him. He’ll take one or two for the team rather than allow the opposition to saunter into the space behind him and that’s a dangerous game with referees quick to clamp down on the cynicism.
Tottenham v West Ham – Nabil Bentaleb to be shown a card (11/4 Betfred)
Spurs 4/1 to beat West Ham with Ladbrokes
Those without a Ladbrokes account can snap up the 4/1 on Spurs beating West Ham on Sunday with the winnings paid in cash.
Mauricio Pocchetino’s team are just 5/6 in the standard Match Odds and so the 4/1 represents a significant enhancement so don’t miss out!