Despite their big spending in the summer transfer, Everton has been struggling ahead of their meeting with Westham United in their matchday 9. The two teams will face off on an early kick-off on Saturday 19th October 2019 at the Goodison Park starting from 12:30 GMT.
Most people expected the toffees to perform well after their mouth-watering expenditure in the summer transfer window. However, things have gone south and they face being relegated. They so far sit below the relegation line at number 18 with 7 points from 8 fixtures. Everton suffered a 1-0 defeat by Burnley in their last Premier League action thus extending their losing streak to four matches in a row.
Westham on the other hand also experienced troubles at the back in their last top-flight action in their 1-2 loss to Crystal Palace thus ending their six-match unbeaten record. Nevertheless, the Hammers are doing relatively well at number 8 in the table standings.
The Toffees’ coach Marco Silva is really under a lot of pressure to win the Saturday fixture. He has to encourage his troops to really give their hearts out for once at least to survive the relegation ax. Taking this into consideration, we believe his men will heed the plea and give their all in order to register all the three points. We thus believe there is a big value in betting for the hosts for once.
Everton vs. Westham Head to Head
Teams Everton and Westham have so far played each in a total of 37 matches. Of the 37, Everton has won the majority at 20 matches. Westham, on the other hand, has only managed 6 wins while 11 of the matches ended in a draw. Here is a look into their 8 most recent head to head and how the scores turned out:
- Westham 0-2 Everton
- Everton 1-3 Westham
- Westham 3-1 Everton
- Everton 4-0 Westham
- Westham 0-0 Everton
- Everton 2-0 Westham
- Everton 2-3 Westham
- Westham 1-1 Everton
Everton will be without their full-back Seamus Coleman who was sent off during their defeat to Crystal Palace. Also missing from action is Jean-Philippe Gbamin (thigh injury), Theo Walcott (concussion), Fabian Delph (hamstring), while Jonas Lössl is also doubtful.
Westham United, on the other hand, will miss the services of Lukasz Fabianski and Michael Antonio who are nursing hip and hamstring injuries respectively. Robert Snodgrass and Winston Reid are also doubtful.
Prediction and Odds
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The pressure on Marco Silva after such spending is overwhelming and hence he has to deliver during this match. Any result further from a win will push Everton further within the relegation zone which might be harder to rise from later on. Here are our best bets for the outcome of the match:
- Everton to win
- Over 1.5 goals
- All goals in the second half