Everton try to return to their winning ways against the revelation of the year’s Premier League
Everton vs West Ham
Saturday November 22, 15:00
Everton haven’t lost a match in more than a month and this includes their Europa League fixtures, but the Premier League bid could end abruptly. They are nowhere near of the leading pack and the chances to secure a place granting passage to European competitions next season are slim. The inability to take advantage of home pitch could be their downfall, which makes it essential to claim all three points against West Ham on Saturday.
Everton vs West Ham Betting Advice
Everton were plagued by defensive errors for the better part of the season, but the changes made in the second half of October are paying off. They managed to limit opponents to one goal per match and even kept a clean sheet on three occasions. Tonight, they will be playing without Stones and Alcaraz, which could complicate matters as both of them are essential footballers in the backline.
On the bright side, the offensive is intact and for the first time this season, manager Martinez is expected to use a 4-3-3 starting formation. Lukaku and Mirallas will play together in an attempt of restoring the dynamic Belgian duo, but they will be joined up from by Naismith. The Scottish striker is on a scoring spree in all competitions and he is the credited with a good chance to score.
The hosts also have the option of using veteran striker Eto’o as the Cameroonian player has scored three goals in seven fixtures. The odds for him playing the entire 90 minutes are remote, but against West Ham, he doesn’t need two full halves to score. With so many options at his disposal, Martinez will have no excuse if the visitors managed to defend the scoreless draw. This is exactly what West Ham will be aiming for, knowing how difficult it is to win points in Liverpool against either team.
They have been particularly successful at avoiding defeats recently, with the successful run spanning over a month and including three victories. A triumph tonight could propel them to the third place on the podium, even if for just hours before Manchester United take on Arsenal. For the visitors, Diafra Sakho is by far the most prolific striker, with six goals scored in the last seven games.
Key Match Facts
West Ham don’t have any injured players and haven’t lost a match in almost 2 months
Everton won 35 home games out of 55 and prevailed in the last four head-to-head matches
An average of more than four goals were scored per match at Goodison Park this season
Neither team lost a match in a long while, so something has to give tonight and punters should be siding with Everton. Don’t let the odds of 1.75 to have a deterring effect on your resolve, because they fairly reflect the difference between the two teams.
Everton to win @ 1.75