The Premier League returns this weekend, with plenty of fixtures to excite fans as the international break concludes. For today’s betting tip, we’ll be focusing on the important fixture in the Premier League this weekend between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park.
After some controversy over the appointment of Rafa Benitez, the Spaniard has made a very good start as manager of Everton. The Toffees are currently fifth in the Premier League and have only been defeated once all campaign.
As for team news, both Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin could feature after missing Everton’s recent fixtures. Lucas Digne is questionable as he nurses a thigh problem and Alex Iwobi should be 100% after having a little injury problem before the break.
After making an impressive start, West Ham United lost some steam in the Premier League just before the break. Despite being unbeaten in Europe, the Hammers have won one in five whilst playing in the Premier League. David Moyes’ side are ninth but could reach the top six with a win.
West Ham United are nearly boasting a fully fit side. Both Ryan Fredericks and Vladimir Coufal have problems but they should be healthy after not travelling with their national sides.
Everton have a very good record when playing West Ham United. Rafa Benitez’s side have one loss in six when coming up against the London team but they did split results during last campaign.
West Ham United won their away tie at Goodison Park with a Tomas Soucek goal in the 86th minute on New Year's Day last season. However, Everton won the reverse fixture with a Dominic Calvert-Lewin goal at the London Stadium.
Only three points separate these two sides heading into this weekend’s game. West Ham have been inconsistent in the Premier League whilst Everton have impressed many with their run of recent results. It is difficult to predict a result so we’re predicting an Everton win or draw with less than three goals with Bet365 at 6/4.