Everton vs West Ham United 03/05/3016 Premier League Preview, Odds & Prediction
West Ham United vs Everton
Saturday 5th March 2016 10:00( ET)
The Line: Everton 7/10 Draw 5/2 West Ham United 4/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Westwood Sport; Premier League Sports; NBC extra
With some really good match ups on Saturday this one may slip under the radar but it is possibly the meeting of the two most inform teams in the league. Everton have won four of their last five and West Ham are unbeaten in their last five. Everton are after discovering their form and have moved up to eleventh in the league table and have a game in hand a win here on Saturday along with a win in the game in hand that could see them jump up to seventh in the table. Lukaku is having a career year along with the brilliant Barkley and Deulofeu. Roberto Martinez has done a good job in righting the ship, Everton were strugglign for long periods this year and have been very Jekyl and Hyde, it's tough to call which Everton we will see the team that beat Chelsea, drew with Tottenham or the team that were hammered 3-0 by Manchester United and lost to Stoke and Leicester at home. Form books though point to an up swing at the moment and Everton look solid to put in a good performance here.
West Ham beat second placed Tottenham midweek, a terrific performance by the hammers. Slaven Bilic is a quality manager he has made West Ham very tough to beat, defensively West Ham have a solid basis at the back with Collins, Jenkinson and Adrian in goals. This team is built on being solid at the back and using their pace to counter attack. Dimitri Payet is terrific at the moment providing West Ham with a creative outlet they havent had in years the problem for west Ham tomorrow is that they are currently lacking a speedy center forward. Valencia and Sakho are hurt and will miss the game, Andy Carroll might start but more than likely Bilic will use the pace of Antonio possibly through the centre. This is a team that knows what they are about and they are currently just a point behind a Champions League spot.
This one is impossible to call in my opinion but like the midweek game I think West Ham are definitely the value price but I cant honestly take West Ham to win this one outright at the moment, I think Everton are playing too well to take West Ham outright but the draw looks a real good price and definite value. Taking the draw here in what should be an interesting tactical battle.