Everton v West Ham tips – oppose Toffees against in-form Hammers
Roberto Martinez counting the cost of injuries ahead of West Ham clash
November 20th, 2014
Everton could be missing up to eleven players for Saturday’s clash against the Hammers, with the likes of Seamus Coleman, Steven Pienaar, Leighton Baines and James McCarthy all facing late fitness tests for the weekend match.
Allied to the fact that the Toffees have won just one game at Goodison Park all season and we can’t be seriously considering a bet on the Merseyside team to win this encounter at odds-on.
Everton are no bigger than 16/19 with 888sport, with the bookies expecting them to pose a stern challenge to West Ham’s unbeaten run which stretches back to a 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford in late September.
Since then, the Hammers have won three and drawn two, elevating them to fourth in the table and they will fancy at least a point against opponents who have so many injury doubts.
Boylesports offer 15/4 about an away win, with the Hammers having won already at Turf Moor and Selhurst Park this term, although we’re keener on the draw price.
Both of West Ham’s last two matches have finished all square, with Winston Reid and James Collins operating well in the middle of defence, while Stewart Downing is enjoying a fine season even if he flopped for England on Tuesday.
Boylesports go 29/10 about the game ending all square and it’s a no-brainer to be backing this outcome rather than the home win at odds-on. Everton simply don’t merit that level of respect.
Draw @ 29/10 with Boylesports
Saturday 22nd November 2014
Chelsea v West Brom 15:00
Everton v West Ham 15:00
Leicester v Sunderland 15:00
Man City v Swansea 15:00
Newcastle v QPR 15:00
Stoke v Burnley 15:00
Arsenal v Man Utd 17:30
Sunday 23rd November 2014
Crystal Palace v Liverpool 13:30
Hull v Tottenham 16:00
Monday 24th November 2014
Aston Villa v Southampton 20:00