Everton vs West Ham tips: Tense, low-scoring game expected at Goodison

The Premier League weekend comes to an end with what could prove to be a nervy affair at Goodison Park between Everton and West Ham on Sunday. Check out our key stats and suggested bets for the game.

Both teams have endured underwhelming starts to their seasons, with the Toffees currently 16th in the Premier League table and the Irons sitting 18th in the relegation zone.

While it's still very early on in the competition, Everton fans are rightfully concerned by the fact their team are one of two in the Premier League yet to record a single victory.

Frank Lampard's men enter Sunday's encounter having drawn all four of their most recent games - including a goalless Merseyside derby in the first weekend of September.

Despite the results, there is cause for optimism in the Everton camp. The Toffees still boast one of the strongest defences in the league, having conceded just six goals - fewer than the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea.

There are also positive signs at West Ham after what proved to be a slow start to the campaign for David Moyes' men.

The Irons arrive at Goodison Park with back-to-back Europa Conference League victories under their belt.

West Ham scored six goals across both fixtures, which interestingly is three more efforts than they have managed in the Premier League.

Four defeats from six league games may not sound that encouraging, though two of those came against defending champions Manchester City and recent European champions Chelsea.

A sole win over Aston Villa and a 1-1 draw at home with Tottenham leave the Irons with four points to their name - seven less than they had at this stage last season.

It's fair to say that West Ham fans will find more encouragement by looking at their recent head-to-head record with Everton.

The Irons have won three of the last four games - all of which have come by a one-goal margin.

With another close contest anticipated, our recommendation is to back a 1-1 draw in the correct score market.

Three of the last four draws between these sides have ended by that very scoreline. What's more, with both teams misfiring in the Premier League, there's little chance of this turning into a goal fest.

Key stats

- West Ham have won three of the last four meetings

- Last four head-to-heads have been won by a one-goal margin

- Everton are unbeaten in five

- West Ham are the joint-lowest PL goalscorers with 3 goals

- Everton and Leicester are the only teams yet to win a PL game this season

Suggested bets

- Correct score - 1-1

- Both teams to score - yes

- Under 2.5 goals

- Under 10.5 corners

- Gianluca Scamacca to score anytime

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