Kick-off: 1500, 18/01/2020
Stadium: London Stadium
Everton have been pretty consistent in the Premier League over the past six weeks and look worth following when visiting West Ham on Saturday.
The Hammers have been up and down during a similar period, but a record of five defeats against three wins represents more lows than highs.
Our stats suggest this should be an entertaining encounter, so 13/5 for an away win and over 2.5 goals is the first West Ham vs Everton prediction.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
David Moyes gets an early chance to do battle with his former club and the Scot has made a decent start to his second stint in charge of West Ham.
Bournemouth were thrashed 4-0 here, with captain Mark Noble bagging a brace, before a 2-0 triumph at Gillingham in the FA Cup.
However, a 1-0 loss at Sheffield United ended the honeymoon period, especially as Lukasz Fabianski limped off early on with a hip injury.
The 34-year-old Poland international is not facing a lengthy lay-off this time, but is set to be absent for a couple of weeks.
With Roberto having a poor record this term, third-choice David Martin replaced Fabianski at Bramall Lane, but his mistake led to the game’s only goal.
Adding insult to injury, the Hammers looked to have equalised through Robert Snodgrass in stoppage time, only for a harsh handball in the build-up to be given by VAR.
“It was a good goal and a very good performance,” insisted Moyes. “It was certainly worthy of at least a draw, maybe more.”
United should be competitive again here, but we still feel the Toffees have a touch more class, having come out on top at Goodison Park in October and this venue last March.
Looking at the West Ham vs Everton odds, let’s go with 13/4 for an away win and both teams to score.
Last West Ham line-up: Fabianski, Cresswell, Balbuena, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Anderson, Lanzini, Noble, Rice, Haller.
Felipe Anderson (rib) and Arthur Masuaku (knee) are injury doubts for West Ham. Michail Antonio, Ryan Fredericks (both hamstring), Jack Wilshere (groin) and Andriy Yarmolenko (thigh) are still missing, along with goalkeeper Fabianski (hip).
A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds
Everton came in for plenty of flak after losing 1-0 to a much-changed Liverpool side in the FA Cup, but they could easily have been 3-0 ahead at half-time at Anfield.
The Toffees bounced back with a solid 1-0 success versus Brighton at Goodison Park, thanks to Richarlison’s 38th-minute strike.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin said: “Personally, I can understand the fans’ frustrations. I can only let them know that I know how much it means, we don’t intentionally mean to lose games.
“As a footballer, you have to look forward to the next game and, as hard as it has been, you have to kick on. We couldn’t dwell on it too much.
“Before that game, we were on a good run, we had got some momentum and turned it around quite drastically in a short space of time.
“We were aware of how big the [Brighton] game was and what losing a game like that could do to the atmosphere, so it was important we came and got the win.”
Everton have been hitting the ground running in matches and haven’t conceded a first-half goal in seven league games, leading at the break in four of those fixtures, as well as drawing at Manchester City.
Let’s finish off our West Ham vs Everton tips by taking 39/20 for the Toffees to be in front at the interval.
Last Everton line-up: Pickford, Holgate, Keane, Digne, Sidibe, Sigurdsson, Davies, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Walcott, Bernard.
Everton will be without striker Richarlison (knee) and midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson (groin). Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Alex Iwobi and Andre Gomes remain sidelined but defender Yerry Mina is available after a knock.
Sheff Utd 1-0 WEST HAM
EVERTON 1-0 Brighton – Richarlison
Head-to-head: Everton 2-0 West Ham, West Ham 0-2 Everton, Everton 1-3 West Ham, West Ham 3-1 Everton, Everton 4-0 West Ham
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