West Ham – Everton (Premier League)
West Ham and Everton face each other this Saturday, at Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough). This is a match of Premier League´s 34th round. West Ham sit 13rd place at the Premier League table with 37 points, that come from 10 wins, 7 draws and 16 defeats, with 44 goals scored and 59 conceded in the process. This team has a negative balance of 15 goals.
At home, so far, the team has played 16 matches: won 6, drew 3 and lost 7, that is, they have been presenting mixed results, but still they have more losses than winings. This means that their offensive and defensive form have not been very effective.
An important fact is that West Ham arrive here with only 1 victory in the last 9 matches played for Premier League. At home, they have won (1-0) against the 8th place, Swansea City, after being 4 games without winning. Angelo Ogbonna, Pedro Obiang, Winston Reid, Michail Antonio and Andy Carroll are all out due to injury. Mark Noble and Sam Byram are out too because they were both suspended.
Probable Lineup: Randolph – Nordtveit, Collins, Fonte, Masuaku – Kouyaté, Fernandes – Snodgrass, Ayew, Lanzini – Sakho.
Everton sit 7th place at the Premier League table with 57 points, that come from 16 wins, 9 draws and 8 defeats, with 60 goals scored and 37 conceded in the process. This team has a positive balance of goals (23). Away from home, so far, the team has played 16 matches: won 4, drew 5 and lost 7, that is, they have been presenting mixed results, but still they have more away losses. This means that their offensive and defensive form have not been very effective. Despite scoring their goals, the have left some open spaces at the back.
Everton arrive here with 2 wins in a row in the Premier League. Also they haven´t lost in the last three consecutive matches. However, away from home, this team has been finding some difficulties, since they haven’t won for five games in a row. Yannick Bolasie, Seamus Coleman, Ramiro Funes Mori, Aaron Lennon and James McCarthy are all out due to injury.
Probable Lineup: Robles – Holgate, Jagielka, Williams, Baines – Gueye, Schneiderlin, Davies – Barkley, Lukaku, Mirallas.
Everton won 2 of their last 5 direct clashes, drew 2 and lost the other one.
Although West Ham are playing at home, they make a lesser campaign than their opponent.This is because at home their results alternate mainly between victories and defeats. In their last clash, they were out of their dominions and despite the draw, they suffered two goals against the worst team in the competition, namely Sunderland (2-2). Everton, in this final stretch of the championship, are fighting for European vacancies, and currently they are only three points away from Manchester United, that occupy the fifth position.
Despite revealing mixed results, Everton will probably have the opportunity to win three precious points against this opponent. In this way, Both Teams To Score, should be a good betting preview for this clash.