West Ham v Everton Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 30/03/19
Josh Waudby (@Josh_Waudby) previews West Ham v Everton and provides us with his best bets for this top half battle by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
- 2019 Profit & Loss: +16.75pts
West Ham v Everton Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 30/3/2019
- Time: 17:30
- Venue: London Stadium
- Channel: BT Sport
Neither of these two sides will be particularly thrilled with the season they have had. West Ham have turned it around quite well after their woeful start which saw them lose their opening games. Everton have kind of gone in reverse. They started reasonably well but it was around the festive period their troubles started, and they have never really kickstarted again since, however a 2-0 win over Chelsea last time out could give them the ammunition they need to get going again and relieve Marco Silva’s pressure even more.
Pellegrini seems to be getting the better out of his squad now, after they overturned a 3-1 deficit at the 75th minute, thanks to 2 late goals from Chicharito to beat Huddersfield 4-3. However, he will be frustrated his side were even I that position, at home to dead last in the league. Marco Silva will be delighted with his sides second half performance against Chelsea. They were totally outclassed in the first half and lucky to not be behind, however an early goal from Richarlison in the second half gave them the confidence they needed to see out the victory, which they did very comfortably.
It is the end of the season in respect to both these sides mentalities, as neither side can really accomplish anything. It would take a huge effort from the bottom half teams to drag them into a relegation battle, and they are also way of the mark in terms of European places, so it is more just about ending the season in as best form as possible and then get working on how to improve ready for the next term.
Wilshire is still out for West Ham, however positive news has come recently that he could return to pay within the next couple of weeks. Reid is still on the recovery after knee surgery but is nearing a return. Caroll, Yarmolenko and Sanchez are all still out, and likely to not feature again until next season.
Everton have Jagielka in recovery; however he may be risked in this game due to lack of alternatives. Yerry Mina is still out with a hamstring injury. Lucas Digne and Andre Gomes are both likely to return after their rest and recovery during the international break. Tosun could see a return to the starting 11 after his goals have helped Turkey during the international break.
Potential West Ham Starting XI: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Rice, Cresswell, Antonio, Anderson, Lanzini, Arnautovic, Hernandez.
Potential Everton Starting XI: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Jagielka, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Richarlison, Sigurdssom, Bernard, Tosun
Head To Head
- In terms of head to head they are very equal; the last 5 games have produced 2 wins for each side and a goalless draw.
- West Ham have won the last 2 games, home and away by the same 3-1 scoreline.
- Historically Everton have the upper hand, having won 69 of the meetings between the two. West Ham have won 40 and there has been 30 draws.
Key Stats & Facts
- The last 3 meetings between the pair have each seen 4 goals scored, and the aggregate score from these 3 matches is 6-6.
- Richarlison has scored in his last two matches for Everton, similarly Chicharito also has 2 goals in his last two matches.
- In the 10 seasons West Ham only have 3 victories against the Toffee’s, however Everton have got the better of the Hammers 9 times.
- West Ham 16/11
- Draw 9/4
- Everton 15/8
Considering the current form, and the previous games between the pair I am happy to continue the trend and back a both teams to score and home win. West Ham haven’t lost a home game since the turn of 2019, and they’ve also won 2 of the last 3 with both teams to score included. Not only this but both the 2 previous meetings between the pair have also conformed to this method of result.
I also fancy the both teams to score in the first half market. Everton have scored a first half goal in 4 of their last 5 away matches, and West Ham have scored a first half goal in 4 of their last 5 home matches. Also the previous meeting between the two saw this land. Both sides come out of the blocks quick and both have shown their defensive frailties, so I expect a lot of goals in this clash.