The Hammers were realistically never expected to challenge for a European berth towards the close of the season and to that end they have failed to disappoint. They weren’t expected to be fighting relegation either and thus far they look destined to avoid the drop.
Nevertheless the East Londoners have hardly set the Premier League alight this season with their form at the East London Stadium being particularly shocking. Since the start of the campaign they have managed just five home wins, a statistic which is pretty hard to ignore when picking a winner on Saturday afternoon. Indeed with a mere four league victories away from home, the Hammers clearly aren’t in the habit of winning and they don’t look likely to grab a sixth home win this weekend.
For their part, Everton have impressed this season and sit level on points with Arsenal, although given the Gunners’ recent predicaments this is hardly a huge cause for celebration. Nevertheless the Toffees sit just three points adrift of fifth-placed Manchester United as things stand and a win in East London could lift them above Arsenal should other results go their way.
An Everton win looks a mere formality if we’re honest. West Ham are pretty dire in front of their own fans while the Toffees head into this match with just a single defeat from their last six games. Ronald Koeman’s men followed their 3-1 defeat at Anfield by holding Manchester United to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford before trouncing Leicester City and Burnley at Goodison Park. There is no way that we can go against them on Saturday.