West Ham v Everton Betting Tips: Hammers continue Champions League bid
West Ham continue their quest for Champions League football with a crucial match against Everton whose European ambitions are hanging by a thread following a home defeat by Aston Villa.
The Hammers are 13/10 to get the win they need to keep the pressure on fourth-placed Chelsea who travel to Manchester City on Saturday.
David Moyes’ side have been leaking goals lately so it promises to be a fascinating afternoon in east London as we examine the stats for our West Ham v Everton betting tips.
Goals have played a big part in the second half of West Ham’s season with 12 of their last 16 producing at least three which can be backed at 17/20.
However, four of their last six involved five goals or more so at much bigger odds that outcome is available at 5/1.
West Ham also have the second best home record in the Premier League (W9 D4 L4) and have enjoyed 2-1 and 3-2 victories over Tottenham and Leicester respectively on home territory in the last few months, while the Blues have won just one of their last seven.
We go 13/4 on a home win and both teams to score and 13/5 on a Hammers victory and over 2.5 goals, while Everton are 2/1 to pick up the three points they need to stay in the hunt for next season’s Europa League.
Everton have taken 23 points out of the last 30 available on the road in stark contrast to their form at home where their points-per-game average is 1.12 – the lowest in their history.
The Toffees lost 1-0 to West Ham on New Year’s Day and a repeat of that scoreline is 15/2, but they have not lost this fixture in the last two seasons so they are 4/7 in the double chance market and 11/10 to win, draw no bet.
Michail Antonio stole the headlines after a month out by scoring a match-winning double in a 2-1 comeback win at Burnley which means he should lead the West Ham line again, so long as he came through the game unscathed.
Aaron Cresswell also returned at left-back in the same game, but the match probably comes too soon for midfielder Declan Rice who could be back to face Brighton.
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti hopes to have James Rodriguez available to pull the strings after the Colombian suffered a calf injury during the warm-up before the defeat by Aston Villa
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the favourite at 7/2 to break the deadlock having scored in two of his last four games, excluding his double for England against San Marino.
Brazilian forward Richarlison, however, is without a goal in more than two months and is 3/1 to score any time, while for West Ham, Antonio is 11/2 to draw first blood and 9/4 to get on the scoresheet, with Jesse Lingard most likely to put the ball in the net at 6/4.
Where: London Stadium
When: 16:30, Sunday 9th May
How to watch: Sky Sports
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication