England Premier League
Saturday 21st January 2023
Kick off at 3pm GMT
Venue: London Stadium
You can’t help but think the TV companies in England have made a huge blooper here not trying to rearrange this fixture in a different time slot because as a 3pm game you won’t be able to watch this one and it has so much riding on it. Both managers look at the end of the line and whoever loses this one could well lose their job.
David Moyes is under intense pressure to keep his job and for a good year now West Ham have been poor. It seems to be hitting him more than Frank Lampard given that the Hammers were going in the right direction at one point under his leadership and have bought quality players and spent money and yet they are in the bottom three. West Ham’s form has been horrific with just 1 point won from their last 15 they are in 18th place only on goal difference and in their last game they lost 1-0 to Wolves who themselves have been struggling this season so far. At home the Hammers have lost their last 3 and that has evidently damaged them and it’s been just 3 wins from 9 games at home also. They are really lacking in goals and have scored only 9 goals in front of their home fans and the problems just seem to be mounting.
But if we talk about problems mounting then Everton beat West Ham on that account. They simply do not seem to have the firepower to win games and losing Richarlison last summer was a huge blow. Everton have also only won 1 point from their last 15 and just keep losing games you would expect them to get points from. Southampton at home in their last game underlined that and they had taken the lead just like they had against Wolves both games were lost by the same score 2-1 and both games were lost in the final minute it has been heartbreaking for fans and the fans are now protesting against the clubs owners. On the road it’s just one win for Everton so far although they have managed to draw two of their last three games and one was against of all teams Manchester City, that’s football for you. But the Toffees have scored just 6 goals on the road and that is hugely worrying coming into this clash.
West Ham: Gianluca Scamacca is out with a knee injury, Maxwell Cornet looks set to miss out again due to a calf injury.
Everton: Michael Keane won’t make it back in time for this one due to his knee. Nathan Patterson also has a knee injury and isn’t expected back for six weeks. James Garner is out with his back and Andros Townsend is making progress with his knee injury but isn’t back for another 10 days at least.
West Ham vs Everton Head to Head:
Last season West Ham won this fixture 2-1.
In the last 10 meetings it’s been fairly equal with 5 Everton wins, 4 West Ham wins and one draw.
4 of the last five meetings has seen under 1.5 goals.
West Ham vs Everton Prediction:
This game feels like a 0-0 draw and the teams may just be happy to settle for that- but you know that they won’t. We should see a very good game and it is a hard one to predict. On one hand Everton have been poor but they are probably happy not to be playing at home just for now as the atmosphere feels a little toxic and it can’t be denied that the Toffees have only lost once in their last three away games, not terrible for a side in bad form.
West Ham have been all round and this is a game that may well be decided on who strikes first or at least who starts the game better. Over the years Everton have enjoyed much success over the Hammers although that has been curtailed in recent matches and either side can win this one.
Pressure is the name of the game and there seems to be more on West Ham being at home and if Everton can frustrate them then that could turn the crowd the other way. But we are backing the home side here, Everton just can't be trusted at this moment in time, but go with caution, we wouldn’t be surprised if this finished 0-0.
West Ham vs Everton Betting Tips:
West Ham to beat Everton at 1.82
Half Time Correct Score 0-0 at 2.75
Anytime goalscorer: Danny Ings at 2.75
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