West Ham host struggling Everton in what is an important fixture in the campaign for both sides. Despite booking their place in the quarterfinals of the Europa League, The Hammers have lost 4 of their last 6 in all competitions and it now looks unlikely that David Moyes’s side will be competing for a top 4 place in their remaining fixtures. I have put together my top 4 Bet Builder tips along with a pre-match Cheat Sheet and predicted lineups for anyone looking to place a bet on this fixture.
West Ham currently sits in 7th place, having played at least once more than any side above them in the table. If they stand any chance of competing in Europe’s top competition next year a win on Sunday is absolutely vital. With the fifth-best home record in the Premier League this season, picking up 27 points from 15 matches, and facing an Everton side with the worst away record in England’s topflight this term, collecting just six points from 13 matches West Ham are expected to return to winning ways.
Everton’s form has not only been poor away from home this season but generally. They are currently just 3 points clear of the relegation zone and were dumped out of the FA Cup in their last fixture by Palace in a humiliating 4-0 loss at Selhurst Park. Everton salvaged some hope in their last Prem fixture with a 1-0 win against Newcastle, despite being down to 10 men. But with some difficult games to end the season, Frank Lampard’s team are truly in a fight for survival so picking up points in this fixture would really help their cause to avoid playing outside the top flight for the first time since 1951.
West Ham to Win
West Ham have been very good at home this season, picking up 27 points from 15 matches. They are unbeaten at home in their last 4 games securing victory over Watford, Wolves and Villa and I expect them to win again on Sunday. Jarod Bowen, who has been out since the start of March, is expected to return, which is a huge boost for Moyes’s side as Bowen has been one of their most important players this year starting 27 of the 28 Prem games he has played this season and scoring 8 times in the process. Bowen has also picked up the most assists of any player in the squad forming a strong partnership with Michail Antonio.
Despite this game being very important for Everton, I don’t see them picking up points. They have lost 8 of their last 10 Premier League fixtures losing 5-0 to Tottenham in the process. The side will also be without Allan for this fixture as he serves his second 3 match suspension of the season which definitely does not help the situation.
West Ham to Win is priced at 1.73 on Paddy Power and is the clear favourite with the draw priced at 3.7 and the Everton win at 4.75.
West Ham 5+ Shots on Target
If you use the Cheat Sheet feature on the website you can not only see all the attacking and defensive stats for the players featuring in this fixture but also the team’s stats for the season. West Ham average 4.3 shots on target per game, already a fairly high average but when you take into account the number of shots on target Everton faces per 90 at 5.15 then the possibility of this selection landing is boosted significantly.
In their last 6 fixtures, Everton have allowed 30 shots on target which is equal to the 5 per game required for this selection to land. But when you take into account the fact that one of those fixtures was against National League Boreham Wood where they faced 0 shots on target then the number per game against Premier League opposition is much higher. For example, against Man City, they allowed 8 and against Tottenham, they allowed 7 who are of a similar quality to West Ham and just one place higher than them in the table.
If Jarod Bowen does return it will be a big boost to this selection as he averages a shot on target per game. But even if he does not play then there is still more than enough quality in this West Ham side. In their game against Sevilla, all 3 of their attacking players found the target once with players like Souček finding the target twice.
West Ham to have 5 or more shots on target in this game is priced at 1.53 on Paddy Power and with this selection landing against much stronger opposition previously when they had 5 in a 1-0 loss to Liverpool, against a side that faces so many shots on their goal there is a strong possibility of success with this selection.
Over 4.5 West Ham Corners
Similar to the previous two selections, this pick is based predominantly on the form of the away side. If West Ham do secure victory and have a high number of shots on target then it is more than likely that they take a high number of corners. West Ham already averages 5.37 corners taken per game, the 6th most in the league, so in a match where it is expected that the majority of the action will take place in Everton’s half then the chances of West Ham reaching their league average and taking at least 5 corners in this match is likely.
Everton also averages a high number of corners against them, especially away from home. In their 13 away matches this season they have allowed their opposition to take 79 corners at an average of 6.08 per game. With Everton’s poor form away from Goodison this year this would seem to suggest Everton predominately face a high number of shots in games they lose but in their recent fixture against Newcastle that they won they still allowed their opposition to take 7 corners. This suggests that if West Ham performs as expected there is a strong possibility of this selection landing but even if they underperform there is the possibility of success.
West Ham to take at least 5 corners in this game is priced at 1.33 on Paddy Power and if successful the selection will offer a nice boost to the overall odds on our bet builder.
Over 1.5 Everton Cards
The final selection of this bet builder is related to the poor discipline of the Everton players. In their last two Prem fixtures, Everton have received a red card in both fixtures. With Jonjoe Kenny picking up two yellow cards in 3 minutes and Allan being dismissed for a poor challenge on Saint-Maximin. In 4 of their last 5 games, Everton players have picked up at least 2 bookings with 3 of their players in Richarlison, Allan and Godfrey having been shown 5 or more cards this season.
Everton averages 2.15 cards per game the 4th highest in the league and if this trend continues through to this match then this selection will be successful.
West Ham themselves don’t receive a particularly high number of cards per game averaging 1.33 the 3rd least in the league so if the referee Michael Oliver is going to book anyone it is likely to be a player from Everton’s side. West Ham’s attacking duo also average a fairly high number of fouls drawn per game with Antonio being fouled 1.48 times per 90 and Bowen at 1.29, this could offer an avenue for one or more of Everton’s defence to pick up a booking.
Everton over 1.5 cards in the game is priced at 1.73 on Paddy Power and along with the first selection, it is the highest odds in the bet builder so should offer a nice boost if successful.
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West Ham v Everton Predicted Line-ups
West Ham predicted XI (4-2-3-1) : Fabianski, Johnson, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Lanzini, Fornals; Antoni
Everton predicted XI (4-2-3-1) : Pickford, Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Godfrey; Van de Beek, Doucoure; Gordon, Gray, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin
West Ham v Everton Cheat Sheet
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How to watch West Ham v Everton in the Premier League
📅 When is West Ham v Everton? / Sunday, 3rd April 2022, 14:00
🏟 Where is West Ham v Everton? / London Stadium (London)
📺 What TV channel is West Ham v Everton on? / Sky Sports Main Event
🟨 …And who is the referee for West Ham v Everton? / Michael Oliver 🏴