Jose Mourinho begins his reign as Tottenham Hotspur manager at the London Stadium on Saturday lunchtime as he takes his new side to West Ham United.
The Portuguese manager was only announced as the new boss on Wednesday, but whilst he’s not had a lot of time to implement his tactics in training, he will no doubt have boosted his side’s confidence.
That’s been lacking from Spurs this season and they have every reason to be confident in beating a West Ham side who have taken just one point from their last five Premier League games. This includes defeats at home to Crystal Palace and Newcastle, and a 3-0 thrashing at Burnley before the international break.
Whilst Tottenham have not won away from home in 10 months, I think Mourinho’s influence will have an immediate impact.
The Special One is more than capable of getting the best out of Harry Kane, Son min-Heung, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and co in attack, especially when they come up against a Hammers defence that has shipped 13 goals in their past six Premier League games.
Defensively, Mourinho will be without Hugo Lloris through injury, but does have the likes of Danny Rose, Eric Dier and Ryan Sessognon, who were all strongly and constantly linked to Manchester United while he was in charge.
The hosts are not only in poor form, but Sebastien Haller is failing to live up to the heights since his big summer arrival, whilst Felipe Anderson continues to struggle with consistency.
The odds have been coming down since Jose Mourinho was announced as the new Spurs boss last night, but right now I still think they are good value for the win.
Best bet: Tottenham Hotspur are 1.82 to win with Betfair