West Ham vs Everton: Nothing to split Hammers and Toffees
West Ham vs Everton Match Preview and Predictions
West Ham boss David Moyes and Everton counterpart Sam Allardyce go into their final games of the season with doubts surrounding their futures but that should not affect the outcome at the London Stadium.
The Hammers face Everton as 13/10 favourites despite a tough goalless draw with Manchester United on Thursday.
Everton, unbeaten in their last five games, have the advantage of not playing during the week and are 21/10 in the West Ham vs Everton odds to make it three wins from six.
Everton crushed West Ham 4-0 at the end of November in David Unsworth's final game in charge before Allardyce took over the reins.
The Toffees drew 0-0 at the London Stadium last season and have not conceded a goal against West Ham in their last three meetings.
We called over 2.5 goals at 11/10 with our only recommendation in this season's game at Goodison Park, but we're going to go in the opposite direction this time.
Everton's last five games have produced two goals or fewer in total which has been the case in West Ham's last two. The Hammers are bound to be slightly jaded after their exertions against United so under 2.5 goals at 19/20 in a low-key season-ending encounter is the first tip in our West Ham vs Everton betting preview.
Everton will not risk Wayne Rooney who is understood to have sustained a slight knee injury during training, but Theo Walcott could be in line for a recall after recovering from a similar problem.
Jordan Hugill may get a run-out in the absence of injured West Ham striker Javier Hernandez.
The next of our West Ham vs Everton predictions is a draw and under 3.5 goals at 16/5. The Hammers have shared the spoils in three of their last six games, while the percentage is even higher for the Blues at three draws in five.
Both teams are in the bottom seven in attack according to expected goals data and having scored two goals in just one of their last six games, we think either 0-0 or 1-1 draws are possible outcomes.
Finally, a goalless draw at 12/1 looks appealing, especially in the absence of Rooney and possibly Walcott. Everton's average xG over the last four games stands at a paltry 0.8, well below their average for the season, and the Hammers have a similar score, admittedly against much tougher opposition.