101 Great Goals prediction: Everton 2-2 West Ham
Two of the worst teams in the Premier League right now face off at Goodison Park on Wednesday night.
Will the loser be relegated to the Championship this season?
Everton have shipped nine goals in two matches, while West Ham are yet to win since David Moyes’ appointment.
Everton vs West Ham: Who will win?
Everton are 11/8 favourites, West Ham are 23/10 to win. Draw is 23/10.
Back more than 2.5 goals at 21/10. Under is 3/4.
Both teams to score is 4/5.
Everton vs West Ham preview
Everton are in utter turmoil right now, having conceded at least two goals in their last nine matches, and after losing seven of their last nine in all competitions.
As the search for the new manager continues, David Unsworth remains in charge and he will need to lift his players having been comprehensively beaten by Southampton last Sunday.
West Ham, meanwhile, are having difficulties of their own.
Newley appointed manager David Moyes has picked up just one point from his opening two games.
The Hammers face a tricky run of fixtures so taking advantage of a fragile Everton side is a must for the Irons.
Everton: Shipping goals
For now, the task for the Toffees is on bringing stability back to the club.
It has been a disastrous last couple of months for Everton, a period in which has seen them slip into 16th and having conceded the most goals in the Premier League this season.
In total, Everton have conceded 28 goals, 17 of which have been conceded since the start of October.
Unsworth must desperately seek a way of shoring up his side’s defence, as the club seeks to avoid falling further into trouble.
Defeat against the Hammers could see them drop into the bottom three.
West Ham: Building on Friday
After securing a draw against a Leicester side on the up, West Ham must now look to consolidate on Friday’s result.
There was a sense of slight optimism in East London when the Foxes visited, as David Moyes’ side produced a spirited performance in front of a warming London Stadium.
Wednesday, therefore, presents the Hammers with an opportunity to gather some momentum as the Scot looks to steer West Ham away from the bottom three.
Everton team news vs West Ham
Everton are set to be without both Leighton Baines and Michel Keane who both picked up injuries against Southampton.
Long-term absentees Mason Holgate, Martin Stekelenburg, Ross Barkley, Yannick Bolasie, Funes Mori, Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy all remain sidelined.
West Ham team news vs Everton
Marko Arnautovic is set to undergo a late fitness test to determine whether he is ready to return.
Meanwhile, Javier Hernandez and Sam Byram remain unable to return from injury as of yet.
The Hammers continue to be without Jose Fonte, Michel Antonio and James Collins.