Everton v West Ham United Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Premier League Everton v West Ham United

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Saturday, October 19, 2019


Goodison Park

Punter's Pick

With teams enjoying equal success in this fixture over the past two seasons it is a difficult one to pick in terms of an outright winner. Everton start the game as favourites with home advantage but four league defeats on the bounce show that the price may be a little generous against a West Ham team in good form over the season. We feel that the value offered by Bet365 at 4/5 on a West Ham double chance is excellent value. The Hammers simply need to avoid defeat for this bet to come through.

Everton welcome West Ham to Goodison Park to kick off the latest round of Premier League games after the international break. The home side are in real trouble and desperately need a win against a team that is currently enjoying some good form. Can the Toffee’s turn around their season or will they remain in the relegation zone at the end of 90 minutes.

Everton come into this game on the back of four straight defeats in the league with manager Marco Silva under increasing pressure. There were signs of discontent amongst the Everton faithful last season but a strong finish to the campaign ensured he maintained the support of the hierarchy. However a team boasting the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Fabian Delph, Andre Gomes and Alex Iwobi are failing to gel under his leadership and the team are languishing in the relegation zone as a result. Some are speculating that he could be fired should he lose this encounter so it will be interesting to see what team he sets up with, as many players have been signed for over £30m over the years and they have not delivered the performances required. On the plus side, they do have a set of upcoming fixtures that they feel they should win and a run of wins could easily propel them to the top half of the table in a short space of time.

After a good start, West Ham are also stuttering of late having won just one of their last four league games. Despite a 5-0 opening day defeat against champions Manchester City, the Hammers went six games unbeaten in all competitions, winning four along the way. However a shock 4-0 loss to Oxford in the League Cup was followed by a 2-2 draw against Bournemouth and a late loss at home to Crystal Palace in a game they dominated. Manager Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping that a rest for his player will have rejuvenated them to capture their early season form and push again for a place in the top six.

In team news, Everton could hand Djibril Sidibe his debut in place of Seamus Coleman, who is suspended for this tie. Jean-Philippe Gbamin will remain out until the start of the new year after having thigh surgery but the Toffees will be boosted by the return of Fabian Delph in midfield.

For West Ham, Declan Rice should be available having recovered from the illness that kept him out of the game against Bulgaria whilst on England duty. It will be interesting to see how he performs after a tough game against the Czech Republic. Left-back Aaron Cresswell and midfielder Robert Snodgrass are also available but the trio of Lukasz Fabianski, Michail Antonio and Winston Reid all remain out.

These two teams have proven to be evenly matched over the years with both recording two wins apiece in their last four games. Last season, West Ham won the game at Goodison Park 3-1 courtesy of a Yarmolenko brace and Marko Arnautovic strike. Everton avenged that defeat by getting a 2-0 in the return fixture with Kurt Zouma and Bernard both netting.

Punter's Pick

With teams enjoying equal success in this fixture over the past two seasons it is a difficult one to pick in terms of an outright winner. Everton start the game as favourites with home advantage but four league defeats on the bounce show that the price may be a little generous against a West Ham team in good form over the season. We feel that the value offered by Bet365 at 4/5 on a West Ham double chance is excellent value. The Hammers simply need to avoid defeat for this bet to come through.

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