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Wembley or London Stadium?

Wembley or London Stadium? A comparison between the two

Wembley Stadium was used in the Premier League for the first time this season when we were beaten 2-1 at home by Chelsea last month.

It’s not the only home ground making its Premier League debut either as Brighton & Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium and Huddersfield Town’s Kirklees Stadium are also new grounds for away fans to experience this season.

Our temporary move to Wembley means we now have the biggest stadium in the Premier League – 90,000. Though we have yet to be allocated all of the tickets to sell. One would expect the North London derby to come close to full capacity.

Whilst we’re only stopping by at Wembley whilst White Hart Lane undergoes its redevelopment to increase to a 60,000 stadium, West Ham made their move to the London Stadium permanent last season.

The home of the 2012 Olympic Games has a capacity of 66,000 of which many West Hams have found it difficult to get a ticket in over a year now. This despite the stadium often have several thousands of empty seats – it’s something to do with season ticket holders not turning up whilst their team are losing.

Indeed, we travel to West Ham this Saturday in a game we hope to make a third consecutive away victory in the Premier League. Those who have placed Tottenham bets on an away win have generally found odds of 1.65 which suggests the bookmakers heavily fancy us to win.

West Ham were 1-0 winners in this fixture last season but Slaven Bilic’s side have made a tough start to the new season and didn’t find the London Stadium to be much of a home last season either – winning seven and losing eight in the Premier League. Betfair have created the graphic below that draws comparisons between the two new stadiums:

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