West Ham vs Everton Prediction - Soccer Picks 10/29/23
West Ham (4-2-3) vs Everton (2-1-6)
Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 8 am (London Stadium)
West Ham +125/Everton +260 - Over/Under: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Sunday’s (October 29, 2003) action in the Premier League starts with a Round 10 duel between West Ham United and Everton at London Stadium. The Hammers are winless in the last three matches in all competitions; their last defeat came to Olympiacos in the UEFA Europa League. You can take a look at my prediction of that match here. Everton, on the other hand, improved their form lately, and that’s why the odds on their win in London are dropping. Read our West Ham vs Everton betting preview and prediction.
West Ham (Form and News)
After making a great start to the new season with no defeat across their opening four Premier League (PL) matches, West Ham United are in danger of undoing that good initial work. Thursday’s 2-1 UEFA Europa League defeat away against Olympiacos made it no win in three matches for the Hammers (D1, L2), who could be fighting off fatigue for this one. Their Thursday night action came four days after Sunday’s heavy 4-1 defeat away to Aston Villa, while Everton’s last fixture was the past weekend’s Saturday early kick-off (7:30 am).
No PL side had made fewer changes to their starting XI than West Ham (six) coming into the round, but manager David Moyes did make seven on Thursday night clearly with this game in mind. That might go some way to reducing some of the physical toll on the legs of the home players, while wins in four of the last six Premier League meetings with Everton (L2) - which is as many as they had from the previous 24 H2H matches - should hand them a psychological boost.
Hot stat: West Ham’s only three defeats from their last 14 PL home games came against teams who finished last season in the top five (W7, D4).
Player to watch: Jarrod Bowen was one of those rested from the start on Thursday; he’s West Ham’s top league scorer (G6) and netted twice in this meeting back in January.
Emerson is suspended for the hosts, while Vladimir Coufal is questionable with a muscle injury.
Everton (Form and News)
In indifferent form across their last five competitive outings (W3, L2), Everton are licking their wounds following last weekend’s contentious 2-0 Merseyside derby defeat. They played the contest with just ten men from the 37th minute, with manager Sean Dyche branding the decision not to show Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konaté a second yellow card when the game was level for a foul on the halfway line as “incredible”. The Toffees need to try and put that perceived injustice to one side as they aim to avoid three straight away defeats against West Ham for the first time since 1974.
While Everton have struggled in more recent times in trips to East London, the Hammers have been a side they’ve usually enjoyed success against historically. The Merseysiders have won more away Premier League games against West Ham than they have against any other opponent (12). Dyche’s men also secured victory in their last away game in London (3-1 vs Brentford in September), ending a winless run of 13 away matches in the capital.
Player to watch: Needing one more goal to register 50 PL career strikes, Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored a joint-career-high five competitive goals against West Ham.
Sean Dyche will be without Dele Alli (muscle), Andre Gomes (calf), and Ashley Young (suspension). Seamus Coleman is questionable with a knee injury.
West Ham vs Everton H2H Record
Only one draw occurred in the last 13 H2Hs. In that span, West Ham and Everton recorded six wins apiece, which suggests that this will be a wide-open encounter and it could go either way.
West Ham vs Everton Odds
The odds are going up on West Ham to win (+125). A draw is at +275, while Everton to get a win can be backed at +260. Bettors who prefer betting on goals can go with Over 2.5 at -132 or Under 2.5 at +128. Both teams to score market offers BTTS YES at -152 and BTTS NO at +145. Check out more Premier League odds here.
West Ham vs Everton Betting Pick
I am aware of West Ham’s tiredness and the fact that they are not playing very well of late. Still, I am leaning toward them in this one because the Hammers have a better team right now. Bowen, Antonio, Paqueta, and some other regulars will return to the starting lineup.
Everton are a rather inefficient team; the Toffees scored only nine goals in ten Premier League matches so far. I think that inefficiency will cost them against David Moyes’ side, which scored 16 goals in PL. The odds on West Ham’s victory are attractive, and although it could be a trap, I am backing them to get three points on Sunday.