West Ham United v Everton betting preview
West Ham United have endured a difficult season since their summer move from their traditional Boleyn Ground to the London Stadium. The Hammers have struggled to cope with their new surroundings and as such have spent the majority of the season glancing nervously towards the relegation zone, despite managing to earn a place in the Europa League just twelve months ago.
A vital 1-0 home win over fellow strugglers Swansea City a couple of weeks ago put an end to a streak of five consecutive defeats in the Premier League and gave Slaven Bilic's men some breathing space over the relegation zone. That was followed up with a draw at Sunderland and now the Croatian boss will be hoping his side can earn all three points here at 9/4 with Betfred
Everton have enjoyed a solid, progressive season under the guidance of Ronald Koeman this year. It perhaps came as a surprise to some when the Dutch boss left Southampton to take over from Roberto Martinez on Merseyside last summer, but with a talented young squad and a healthy transfer budget at his disposal, Koeman has the potential to build something really special at Goodison Park.
This season, we have seen glimpses of Everton's potential, particularly at Goodison Park where they have been beaten just once, by rivals Liverpool. On the road, the Toffees have struggled at times and they make the trip to the capital this weekend having failed to win any of their last five away games but still remaining favourites for the win at 5/4 with Betvictor
In front of their home fans the Hammers will be expected to attack and in players like Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho, they undoubtedly possess a goalscoring threat. Everton still have a few injuries to contend with defensively, so it's likely they'll concede, but the away side are a stronger side and are favourites for a win here for a reason. We're on the away win and both teams to score bet at 3/1 with bet365
Romelu Lukaku looks set to top the Premier League goalscoring charts this season as he currently sits four goals clear of Harry Kane in the race for the Golden Boot. The Belgian marksman has been in electrifying form this season, racking up no fewer than 24 league goals and we expect his pace and power to prove to be a real threat to the home defence this weekend. He's our anytime goalscorer pick at 11/10 with Paddy Power