Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Having suffered yet another disappointing defeat at the weekend, Everton will be aiming to give fans some cheer when they welcome West Ham United at their Goodison Park. The Toffees experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the 4-1 loss to Southampton and, no doubt, their Premier League status is in great danger. David Unsworth’s men are eager to escape the danger zone and Wednesday’s football match against West Ham is of big importance for the hosts. The Hammers, on the other hand, played out a 1-1 draw with Leicester City in their last league match, with the team extending their winless run in the Premier League to six games. David Moyes will surely receive a warm welcome at Goodison Park, but, taking everything into account, home win should be considered. In their last meeting in Liverpool Everton emerged triumphant and the history is likely to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Ramiro Funes Mori):
Argentina isn’t known to produce great talents in defence but Ramiro Jose Funes Mori is an exception. The 25-year-old started his football career in the United States with FC Dallas. He won an MLS talent competition to get into their youth team but it was less than a year before he moved back to Argentina. Mori joined River Plate as a youth player in 2008 and progressed to their senior team within three years. The young defender is nothing short of a club legend at River Plate having won six titles with the team. More than the titles and his performances, it was his performances in important games that is still vividly remembered. His iconic goal against Boca Juniors is still part of the folklore. Mori joined English Premier League club Everton in 2015 and soon established himself as a regular there. Mori represented Argentina seven times and yet to score in national colors.
Highlighted Team (West Ham United):
West Ham United are an English football club based in East London. The club was founded in 1895 and it has to be noted that the club’s name was Thames Ironworks back then. The Hammers were playing their home games at Upton Park from 1904 until 2016, when they moved to the Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
West Ham have won three FA Cup trophies (1964, 1975 and 1980) and they were runners-up in 1923 and 2006. The capital club finished the 1985/1986 England first division campaign in third place in the standings and that is the club’s highest placing in the top flight. West Ham United have strong rivalries with fellow London clubs, but Tottenham Hotspur are considered the club’s main rivals.
A number of top-class players were part of West Ham in the past and the likes of Joe Cole, Carlos Tevez, Paolo Di Canio, Paul Ince, Julian Dicks, Shaka Hislop, Michael Carrick and Slaven Bilic are some of them.