Everton vs West Ham Odds Guide, Preview & Betting Tips: Can You Split Them?

Jarrod BowenIt has been a good week for both Everton and West Ham United as they head into Saturday’s crucial Premier League game at Goodison Park (3pm). The Hammers ended a long winless run with an emphatic 4-2 victory over Brentford on Monday, as Jarrod Bowen scored his first senior hat-trick.

Everton’s best result came away from the pitch as the 10-point deduction for breaching Financial Fair Play rules was reduced to six. The decision lifts the Toffees closer to safety, but both teams are desperate for more points as kick-off approaches. So how will it pan out? This preview, with its odds guide and betting tips, aims to clarify.

Everton start as favourites for the win in the match betting, with our recommended bookmakers offering evens on Sean Dyche’s side. Victory for West Ham is quoted at best industry odds of 13/5, while the draw can also be backed at that same 13/5 price.

West Ham’s win over Brentford on Monday night was their first in any competition since a 2-0 victory over Arsenal in December. The Hammers have taken just five points from their last six Premier League matches.

Everton have claimed the same number of points over that six-game period, so the teams are evenly matched coming into Saturday’s clash. Before making a verdict on the result, let us take a look at the players who are most likely to influence the outcome.

Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the favourite to open the scoring but his record this season does little to justify his place at the top of the market. The striker has three goals in 19 league games, but he is available at the shortest best price of 11/2. To be fair to Calvert-Lewin, none of the players in the first goalscorer betting have great returns and that is one of the reasons why the teams are struggling. West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen will attract obvious interest at 15/2. The England international scored that treble against Brentford, and Bowen now has a respectable 14 goals in 25 EPL matches this season.

Elsewhere in this market, the West Ham pair of Michail Antonio and Mohammed Kudus are both listed at 10/1, while James Ward-Prowse is a constant threat from set pieces and will earn some backing at 14/1. Others to consider at longer prices include West Ham’s Tomas Soucek at 16/1 and Everton’s Amadou Onana at 18/1. Both have reasonable scoring records this season in struggling sides. Moving away from player betting, you can get best odds of 3/4 on Both Teams to Score for this match. Alternatively, taking the ‘no’ bet on BTTS would currently deliver at a top price of 6/5.

Odds of 3/4 are also available for those who want to go Over the 2.5 line in the Total Goals markets. Taking that up one stage to over 3.5 goals is met this time at a tempting top price of 12/5. Anyone expecting a dour, defensive 90 minutes could get behind Under 2.5 goals which is quoted at a best of even money.

Those looking for Correct Score suggestions should keep in mind that the bookies are expecting a narrow Everton win. A final scoreline of Everton 2 West Ham 1 could be the way to go at best odds of 17/2. The same outcome in favour of the Hammers is listed at a top price of 12/1, while the 2-2 draw is available at a best of 16/1.

Our EFC vs WHUFC Preview’s Betting Tips Verdict

Everton could respond well to their welcome news in the week. The reduction in their points penalty might inspire the team, while a noisy home crowd at Goodison Park may also give the Toffees a lift. It is a good theory, but Everton have been poor for much of the season, and there was no great response to the original deduction. If we look at the EPL table, Sean Dyche’s men would still be eight points behind West Ham if the penalty was removed altogether.

With the Hammers finally finding form on Monday, the away win is a tempter, but we’ll get behind the draw this time. The teams are evenly matched in terms of recent results, and a share of the points looks likely.

It could be a high scorer, based on issues in each defence. Prior to that 4-2 win, West Ham had conceded 11 goals in their previous three matches – a run that includes that 6-0 thumping at home to Arsenal. Everton have been tighter at the back, while struggling in front of goal. Their last two games have ended in 1-1 draws, and they have only scored six goals in nine senior matches this year.

It is a mixed record in each camp, but this preview will sign off with the Over 3.5 goals bet. Odds of 11/5 are good for two sides who will have to come out and attack. The need for points should make this close and entertaining 90 minutes. So these are the betting tips for this EFC vs WHU preview: