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Everton vs West Ham Preview, prediction and odds

Everton vs West Ham Preview, prediction and odds
Everton vs West Ham Preview, prediction and odds September 17, 2022 September 17, 2022 David Nugent
Everton vs West Ham Preview, prediction and odds

Prediction and odds for the game: Everton (19/10) vs West Ham (6/4)

We are backing the draw at odds of 9/4

When: Sunday 18 September 2022, Kick-off 14:15

Where: Goodison Park

On Sunday afternoon, Everton hosts West Ham at Goodison Park as the home team seeks their league win of the campaign.

Everton

The Toffees may well be winless in the top-flight this season, but their last four league games have produced draws, including a gritty 0-0 home draw with Merseyside rivals Liverpool at Goodison Park last time out.

The home side’s performances seem to be improving after a host of new signings. Despite the lack of league victories, there is a great feeling of positivity around the Merseyside club.

Everton has failed to win in their three home games at Goodison Park in the Premier League. In fact, the Toffees have won just once in their last five home games in the English top-flight. Their home games in the Premier League have been low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in all three games.

The Toffees have welcomed star striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin back into full training. He has yet to feature for the Merseysiders this season due to injury. However, due to the lack of match sharpness, may start this game on the bench. Jordan Pickford, Mason Holgate, Ben Godfrey, Yerry Mina and Andros Townsend remain sidelined due to injury.

West Ham

The Hammers have made a poor start to their Premier League campaign and will kick off this game below the Toffees in the early season table. David Moyes returns to his former club with his team currently residing in the bottom three of the standings, below their hosts, courtesy of inferior goal difference.

The Irons’ main issue this season in the Premier League has been scoring goals, as they have scored the fewest in the English top-flight alongside Wolves, having scored just three league goals.

West Ham’s problems have just started this season, though, as the Hammers have won just one of their last eight matches in the Premier League.

However, the Irons do head into this game on the back of two straight victories in the Europa League against Steaua Bucharest and Silkeborg.

The Hammers have also won 1-0 on their last two visits to Goodison Park in the Premier League. In all competitions, they have only won five of their last 27 away games at Everton.

Conclusion

Everton have been draw specialists in the Premier League this season, having drawn their last four league matches. Their performances have improved of late, and they will be confident of picking up their first win in the near future.

West Ham has not been great, but their recent wins in the Europa League may well boost their confidence. We believe this clash will be a close encounter, which is why we are backing the draw. The other bet we are backing is under 2.5 goals, as Everton has shown greater defensive solidity in recent games.

Our Tips: We are backing the draw at odds of 9/4 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/5. (All odds are taken from Bet365)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Nugent

David Nugent


David is a soccer fan and writer who has spent the last decade sharing his opinion and spreading news about the beautiful game across the internet. The lifelong Everton fan has written for numerous sports websites, plus an international soccer magazine where he covered the Premier League, the Bundesliga and various youth international tournaments.