West Ham vs Everton Prediction, Preview, Team News and Betting Tip
West Ham vs Everton Premier League
West Ham United’s come-from-behind 2-1 win over Burnley kept them ‘hanging around’ the Premier League (PL) top four, as manager David Moyes put it, following their fifth match in six to feature 2+ first-half goals. Prolific themselves, only champions-elect Manchester City have scored 2+ goals in more PL games this calendar year (11).
However, their 1-0 defeat here to Chelsea (April 24) saw the ‘Hammers’ fail to land a blow at home in the league for the first time since September 12 (W9, D4, L3 following). With that in mind, the first goal could be crucial as the side netting first has gone undefeated in each of their last 11 home league matches.
Everton will likely miss out on a first top-four finish since 2004/05 – when Moyes was in charge – having won just one of their last seven PL matches (D3, L3) and must now focus on securing some form of European football next term. They’ve been undone by poor starts recently, as four of their last seven league goals conceded came before the 30th minute, and they’ve only won one PL match this term after conceding first (D4, L10).
With their home form letting them down, the ‘Toffees’ can take confidence in the fact they’ve lost just one of their previous 12 PL away matches (W8, D3). They normally finish strong in these encounters, highlighted by six of their last seven away goals arriving in the second half.
Players to score: Michail Antonio (WHU) bagged a brace against Burnley, in the process registering his 19th headed goal in the PL – nobody has scored more since his debut in September 2015. However, leading the headed goal charts in the PL this term is Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin with seven.
Hot stat: Both teams have scored in a league-high 20 of West Ham’s PL matches this term, prior to this round.
Prediction: West Ham  vs  Everton