England Premier League
Sunday 18th September 2022
Kick off at 2:15pm BST
Venue: Goodison Park
Everton are still looking for their first win of the season and are down in 16th place however they have managed to draw their last four games in a row and have played some good football as Frank Lampard’s new signings try to gel by every passing week.
Everton’s last game was the Merseyside derby which has become, for the most part, a dreaded affair. Last season at Goodison Park for example the Toffees were hammered 4-1 but this season the game finished 0-0 and Everton were unlucky not to snatch a win. Everton have lost once so far at home from 3 games played and that came against Chelsea on the opening weekend of the season but there will be some concerns that home fans have only seen 1 goal in the league so far. There hasn’t been the pressure associated with not winning yet on Lampard but that could well grow if the club fail to win this game.
It’s been a disappointing start for West Ham considering the progress that has been made under David Moyes and the club despite winning one more game than their hosts are behind them in 18th place. Their last game was a controversial 2-1 lost at Chelsea and the Hammers believed that their late equaliser should have counted but it was ruled out by VAR because of a foul on Chelsea’s goalkeeper. Like Everton though the Hammers have shown progress in their passage of play and both teams will feel that there are wins around the corner and both should push on. The Hammers though despite some headline grabbing signings have lost 4 games from their opening six. In midweek they travelled to Silkenborg in the Europa Conference League where they won 3-2 and they have won their opening two group games in the competition, they will need to transfer that form to the Premier League now.
Everton: Dominic Calvert-Lewin is 50/50 to return for this game and will be assessed for fitness levels. Abdoulaye Doucoure is touch and go to return after recovering from his hamstring and a late decision will be made. Mason Holgate is out and should be back in two weeks from his knee injury. Jordan Pickford is out for the next two weeks due to a thigh injury, Andros Townsend is missing but is scheduled to return in two weeks from a knee injury. Yerry Mina is about 3 weeks away from a return and Ben Godfrey may not return until November from a leg injury.
West Ham: The club has no new injuries with their only absentee being new signing Nayef Aguerd who still hasn’t played a game for his new club. He has no fixed return date as of yet with his on going ankle injury.
Everton vs West Ham Head to Head:
Last season Everton lost this fixture 1-0.
West Ham have won 3 of the last four meetings.
It’s been 3 years since Everton beat West Ham in a league game when at home.
There is a 60% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Everton vs West Ham Prediction:
Ever since David Moyes took over at West Ham there has been added spice to this fixture given that Moyes spent 11 years at Everton and both clubs fortunes have changed since then. Both of course have something in common and that is no silverware for decades and the Hammers are now a stronger side than Everton, and not many could have predicted that a few years ago.
West Ham used to have terrible results coming to Everton but that has changed in recent years and they have a strong team. Despite that the Hammers have not been performing to the level expected of them now but they remain an obvious danger. For Everton they are seeking their first win of the season and at some point draws just won’t cut it. This seems like a good opportunity for the Toffees to break their duck and they have been playing good football and if the players click here they have the tools to win this game.
Everton must be bullish and dictate the game because the Hammers now have players who change the outcome in seconds and that is the danger. But we will opt for a home win with the draw covered on the refund, you can see that Everton have been working very hard behind the scenes and surely at one point that will pay off on the pitch, and wins for the club will most probably start at home.
Everton vs West Ham Betting Tips:
Draw no bet (Everton) at 2.00
Anytime goalscorer: Anthony Gordon at 4.00
Correct Score: Everton to win 1-0 or 2-1 at 9.00 and 10.00