West Ham have won their last two matches, albeit both in the Europa League, as David Moyes hopes his team can kickstart their season. The Hammers lost 2-1 to Chelsea in controversial circumstances in their last league match.
Everton are one of two teams without a win through six matchdays.
The Toffees have drawn four in a row, however, and Frank Lampard is hoping to have Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Abdoulaye Doucoure available.
Jordan Pickford is out until after the international break, though, and Yerry Mina, Mason Holgate, Ben Godfrey and Andros Townsend are sidelined.
Double Chance: West Ham Or Draw
West Ham are at a considerable talent advantage here.
Moyes spoke in the week about his team performing better than their results indicate, and it’s hard to disagree. The Hammers’ low points tally can partly be attributed to a challenging fixture list, having already faced Manchester City, Spurs and Chelsea.
Everton have battled hard for Lampard after two concerning losses to start the campaign, yet they remain short on quality in the final third. They can do backs-to-the-wall, but chance creation and conversion is an issue.
First Team Booking: Everton
Everton (14) have been shown double as many cards as West Ham (seven) this season. They are making 7.3 more tackles per match, and these are trends which have continued from last season.
Everton saw 78 yellows and six reds in 2021-22. West Ham had just 47 yellows and three reds.
West Ham have only received the first booking in two of their six league matches this term.
Total Goals: Under 2.5
Both Everton and West Ham have featured in a lot of low scoring matches this season. They have each seen just one game with over 2.5 goals thus far.
Goal scoring is a real problem for both sides, and Everton’s attacking woes won’t instantly be fixed by Calvert-Lewin’s return. They have combined to score just seven goals this season.
Under 2.5 has hit in three of the last four meetings – we’re backing that to become four of five.
All odds are subject to change