Anthony Olsson (@Ant_olsson93) previews Everton v West Ham United and provides us with his best bets for Sunday’s Premier League clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Everton v West Ham United Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 16/09/18
- Time: 16:00
- Venue: Goodison Park
- Channel: Sky Sports Main Event
Everton take on West Ham on Sunday afternoon at Goodison Park in what will hopefully be an open encounter. Everton have had a solid start under new boss Marco Silva and they’ll enter the game with confidence despite defensive injuries. West Ham have had a torrid start under new boss, Manuel Pellegrini, they’ve not picked up a point yet and have conceded 10 goals across 4 league games. Last time out the Hammers were beaten by newly promoted Wolves.
Everton will be without Seamus Coleman, Phil Jagielka, Richarlison and Michael Keane for the game on Sunday and those players will be a big miss. They do have decent squad depth but they are likely to enter the game with a Centre Back pairing of Kurt Zouma and Mason Holgate. They failed to keep out a Huddersfield side who struggle for goals in their previous game and there could be more problems for that backline come Sunday if West Ham can find a foothold in the game.
The Hammers have been short of goals but could probably count themselves unlucky in some of the games they’ve played. They have talent, and attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson has received praise from the start of the season. He’ll be looking to pull the strings come Sunday. The issue for West Ham is that they’ve not got a great identity in the way they want to play football. The ‘West Ham way’ is definitely not being adhered to so far this season although it is early days. They’ll most likely be without striker Javier Hernandez which will mean Marco Arnautovic will play the lone role up top.
This game could turn out to be a cracker or have us all questioning why Sky have scheduled it for their Super Sunday slot. Both teams to score in the game is priced at 7/10 (Betfair) you’d have to say that’s probably a solid bet but there’s no great value in it for your average punter. Looking further into the markets both teams to score and Everton to win is 14/5 and that could be a good bet. Everton, despite injuries and suspensions, are a much more settled side than West Ham and I’d fancy the ‘Toffees’ to edge this one.
Looking at the card market and West Ham Right-back, Ryan Fredericks, has had a tough start to life in the Premier League picking up 2 yellow cards in 3 starts this season. He’ll face a difficult task against Calvert-Lewin, Digne and even Theo Walcott at times during the match. Fredericks is 3/1 to be carded in the match.
Everton defender Seamus Coleman is expected to be out for two weeks after picking up a foot injury on international duty.
Idrissa Gueye, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Theo Walcott are all set to return while Bernard is also available, but Richarlison is still suspended.
West Ham will be without Jack Wilshere with an ankle injury, while Javier Hernandez is a doubt due to illness.
Long-term absentees Andy Carroll and Manuel Lanzini are still out.
Potential Everton Starting XI: Pickford, Kenny, Holgate, Zouma, Digne, Davies, Schneiderlin, Walcott, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Tosun
Potential West Ham United Starting XI: Fabianski, Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop, Cresswell, Sanchez, Noble, Snodgrass, Anderson, Antonio, Arnautovic.
Head To Head
- Everton are undefeated in 18 of the last 20 Premier League meetings with West Ham, winning 12 and drawing six.
- The Toffees have won more Premier League matches (24) and scored more goals (80) against West Ham than any other team.
- West Ham could win consecutive top-flight matches versus Everton for the first time since 1972-73.
- Everton 11/10
- Draw 11/4
- West Ham United 29/10
Everton will feel confident of getting a win against a West Ham team under pressure already this season although they’ll have to be weary of a West Ham side who will be desperate to get their first points of the season. I’d be siding with the home team to come out on top in a close game.