With manager Mauricio Pochettino set for his first Premier League game in charge of Tottenham, West Ham will be looking to make it a disappointing day for the Argentine when they meet in their campaign opener on August 16.
The Hammers should have plenty of confidence going into the game at Upton Park, having been the scourge of their London rivals throughout last season.
Manager Sam Allardyce and his men managed to beat the Lilywhites twice in the Premier League and also secured victory at White Hart Lane in the Carling Cup.
Spurs will have been sick of the sight of the men in claret and blue, who have already brought in the likes of Mauro Zarate, Cheikhou Kouyate, Diego Poyet and Aaron Cresswell this summer and are likely to see some more fresh faces come through the doors at Upton Park before the end of deadline day.
The Hammers have 42 league wins over Spurs compared to Tottenham’s 50 so there is not much really to choose from between the two teams looking at the history books.
Allardyce will undoubtedly be reminding his squad and telling the new faces about their achievements against Spurs, home and away last season.
This looks like it will be a very competitive encounter for a season opener and it’s hard to say who, if anyone, will come away with all three points. The current match odds on Betfair reflect the close nature of this fixture.
Pochettino will be hoping he has done enough over the summer to get his message and style of play across to his players and it might take them some time to get used to the former Southampton boss’s methods.
Allardyce has a largely settled squad and with the odd new player slotting into his starting XI, Big Sam will be confident his side can make it four wins on the bounce against the men from north London.