At first glance, the game between Everton and West Ham is a game between 6th place and 15th place – rather unbalanced. But when carefully analyzing the game, we actually think that West Ham is almost favorites. Let’s see how this is possible.
Everton vs West Ham – 30/10/2016
Betting Odds: Everton 1.80 or 4/5 Draw 3.80 or 14/5 West Ham 4.75 or 15/4
After starting the league excellent, gathering wins and points from almost everywhere, Everton have entered a less-than-ideal streak, failing to win their last 4 games – against Burnley, City, Palace and Bournemouth.
13 goals scored and 8 conceded is not a great record, and they know they must return to their winning ways quickly if they truly want to challenge top 6, as they’ve said at the start of the season.
John Stones’ transfer hasn’t their defense that hard, but their offense seems very reliant on Lukaku and Barkley – the rest of the players simply don’t live up to expectation so far. The only good news for them is that they’re undefeated at home this season.
On the other hand, after an absolutely rubbish start, West Ham have started to show quality, winning 7 points from their last 3 games.
They are now shooting up the table, and a win against Everton can bring them to the top half of the board – where they belong, looking at their roster.
They have recently clinched their first away win of the season, 1-0 against Palace, and are now looking to avoid defeat against Everton. If they manage to win points from each of their games, they’ll quickly return to the top half of the league.
Everton vs West Ham Betting Tips
From a betting perspective, we can’t see any outright winner for this game. Although Everton has home advantage, their bad form coupled with the opponent’s good one tells us one thing: we will see goals in both nets.
Both to score is a good idea, over 1,5 (2,5 for the bold ones) is another smart idea, while Lukaku to score is always a good bet. Choose wisely, and avoid betting on the final result. Anything can happen in games like these.