West Ham United’s chances of a crucial victory at bitter rivals Tottenham next Friday night have been improved.
The Hammers have started to look a good side under David Moyes.
West Ham were desperately unfortunate not to beat Liverpool and Arsenal either side of a 3-1 home win over Southampton.
Moyes’s side need four wins to secure Premier League survival.
West Ham face crucial match against Wolves
The Hammers entertain Wolves in a crucial home game this Sunday.
And they then travel to fierce rivals Tottenham five days later.
West Ham were the first team to beat Tottenham at their new stadium last season.
And Moyes will be hoping to pull off another famous victory.
Hammers boosted by Spurs’s missing five
West Ham’s chances of doing that already looked promising with Spurs missing star duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
But those odds have improved again after Tottenham lost new £27million January signing Steven Bergwijn to injury for the rest of the season (BBC Sport).
Losing Bergwijn is a major blow to Tottenham and a huge boost for West Ham given the blistering pace he injects into Jose Mourinho’s side.
Mourinho confirmed the blow and also revealed left-back Ben Davies will be missing for another couple of weeks.
Moyes’s chances of famous Spurs win boosted
With Moussa Sissoko out long term West Ham will start to believe they can get a positive result which may go a long way to securing their safety.
If West Ham beat Wolves on Sunday they could pull three points clear of the drop zone.
Follow that up with a famous win against a Spurs team missing five key first team stars and suddenly the Hammers start to look a very good bet to survive.