Everton v West Ham Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
September 12, 2018
Goodison Park - Premier League
Everton face Premier League basement club West Ham on Sunday, with Marco Silva's side looking to extend the unbeaten start to the season.
Both sides won the home leg of this fixture last season, with a Wayne Rooney hat trick sealing a 4-0 win at Goodison Park, as The Toffees confirmed Sam Allardyce as their new manager.
Everton are without Brazilian midfielder Richarlinson, who is serving the final game of a three match ban. Midfield pair Bernard and Idrissa Gueye will be assessed closer to kick off to see if they have shaken off injuries, but summer signing Yerry Mina is not expected to be fit.
Phil Jagielka, Michael Keane, Andre Gomes, Benni Baningime and James McCarthy are all still out of action for Silva's side.
West Ham have no injury update on long term absentees, Andy Carroll, Winston Reid, Arthur Masuaku and Manuel Lanzini.
Everton v West Ham Preview and Predictions
Everton are enjoying life under former Watford boss Silva, with six points from their first four Premier League games this season. However new West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is enduring a nightmare start with The Hammers, losing all four games of the season.
Home advantage could be key here, as West Ham have won just once in their last 11 trips to Goodison Park, and Everton look in good shape to collect another three points - priced at 17/20.
Silva has also brought an attacking drive to Everton, scoring seven Premier League goals under him so far in 2018-19. Even without the suspended Richarlinson, who has netted three of those goals, they should still trouble a West Ham side that has conceded ten goals,
With that mind, an over 1.5 total goals bet, and Everton to win, combined bet comes in at 13/10.
Everton to win 3-1 at 16/1
Everton have looked good going forward, however they still look unsettled in defence, with Silva only playing the same back four in two consecutive league games so far this season. However with the goal threat of Theo Walcott, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun they should have more than enough.
Theo Walcott to score first at 6/1
Without Richarlinson, former Arsenal man Walcott will assume even more goal scoring responsibility in this game. The England international has already scored twice this season. His pace, up against a visiting defence that is low on confidence will be a real concern for Pellegrini.