Our prediction for this Premier League match:
West Ham United will look to stay in the Champions League race when welcome Everton at their Olympic Stadium. The Hammers were anything but impressive in back-to-back defeats to Newcastle United (2-3) and Chelsea (0-1), but this has to go down as a must-win game for the capital club. David Moyes’ men are eyeing their tenth home win of the season, but keep in mind that all Creswell, Masuaku, and Rice remain in the recovery room.
Important attacker Antonio, on the other hand, should be fit to face the Toffees. Everton kicked off the 2020/21 season in great manner, but, as expected, they eventually started to drop points. Carlo Ancelotti’s men are eyeing a place in European competitions as well, and given their attacking potential, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered. Both Doucoure and Gbamin are sidelined with injuries, while James Rodriguez should recover in time to face the Hammers.
Highlighted Player (Winston Reid):
Despite playing for Denmark youth teams in the past, Winston Reid decided to represent New Zealand at senior level. The prolific defender spent his youth career at Danish clubs Sonderborg and Midtjylland and he made his first appearance for the Midtjylland first team in the Royal League tournament against Valerenga. Winston Reid was making progress year by year and he was on West Ham’s radar during the 2009/2010 season.
In the summer of 2010 (August) Reid signed a three-year deal with the Hammers and he made his Premier League debut in a 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa on August 14, 2010. However, the New Zealand defender made no more than 12 appearances for West Ham United in his first season for the capital club.
To make things even worse for him, at the end of the 2010/2011 Premier League campaign the Hammers dropped to the Championship. You should bear in mind that Winston Reid played three games for New Zealand at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and he scored a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Slovakia.
Highlighted Team (Everton):
Everton are one of the two Merseyside giants that were formed back in 1878, with the club holding a long-standing rivalry with Liverpool. Everton have participated in the English top flight for a record 113 seasons, with the team competing in the English second tier in just four campaigns.
The Toffees play their home matches at Goodison Park, the stadium that was opened in 1892. Everton have won the national championship nine times, with the team winning their last domestic trophy back in 1987.
The Toffees have clinched five FA Cup trophies as well and it has to be noted that a victory over Manchester United in the 1994/1995 FA Cup final helped the team win their last title in the prestigious competition. Everton and Liverpool face each other in the Merseyside derby and the clash between the two local rivals has been called the Merseyside derby since 1955.
In the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign Everton were hammered by Liverpool (0-4) at Anfield.