A key match in the Premier League could today (Sat) decide whether the Hammers slip out of the top six for the first time this season.
However, even should Spurs manage a win at Manchester United the Hammers will be able to reclaim their position by beating Aston Villa by a possible necessary margin at the London Stadium tomorrow.
The north Londoners travel to Old Trafford on a 45 level points with the Hammers although they have two games in hand.
United, meanwhile, United having played the same 28 games as us are on 47 points but – like Spurs – also with an inferior goal difference of four to the Hammers.
Whatever the outcome it makes our match at Spurs next week highly critical with victory certainly reducing their games in hand advantage although one of those will disappear as they take on Brighton who take on Liverpool at home in the Saturday lunchtime game.