Everton – West Ham, Premier League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR EVERTON - WEST HAM
Everton failed in the last round by not beating Huddersfield at Goodison. The game ended 1-1, but still, Huddersfield is one of the weak teams in England and Everton have to get the 3 points in such games, especially after this massive selection they made in the summer. Toffees are one of the few teams that have scored and conceded a goal in each of their matches so far this season, including the 3-1 victory over Rotherham in the League Cup. What’s more, Everton do not have a clean sheet in their last 9 games overall, with five of them having conceded minimum of 2 goals. Everton must win against West Ham, who are on the bottom without having a single point. The problem with the Toffees is that their squad is very limited for this match, because their injury list is full. However, Everton have only 1 home loss in the league in the last 10 games.
Pellegrini is already under serious pressure and he just must win this game, too. Or at least to take a point from this visit. Hammers did not manage to win again, but the worse is that they conceded a goal in the last minutes vs. Wolves and lost once again. Something strange is happening in this club, because West Ham have great players, mostly in the attack and the midfield, but they can not handle it. Pellegrini is a manager who has won the premier league title anyway. West Ham’s only victory since the start of the season was against AFK Wimbledon by 1-3 for the League Cup. Hammer statistics, at least in terms of scoring goals as a guest in the league, however, is good. They scored a goal in 12 of the last 13 games and failed to do so in their game vs. Liverpool in the first round. And now they will play against Everton’s defense with a lot of absences.
In only 3 of the last 23 games between Everton and West Ham, we have seen less than 2 goals. We rarely see West Ham to win at Goodison. This happened only twice in this century and historically they did not have much success here. However, we now think there is a huge chance to see a lot of goals, because of the style of both teams. Both teams are under pressure and have serious defensive problems and in the attack they have quality players. In addition, the Everton injured crisis will help a lot for the hammers in this game. Prediction – BTTS at 1.72
EVERTON TEAM NEWS
Mina, Keane, Jagielka and Coleman are out for Everton in defense. McCarthy will not play, and Bernard, Walcott, Calvert-Lewin, Gueye and Gomes are under big question and they will probably not be able to participate in this game as well. Besides, Richarlison must have once more game on the sidelines, because of his suspension
WEST HAM TEAM NEWS
Carroll, Reid and Lanzini are injured for the hammers