West Ham vs Everton: Hammers still fighting for Champions League football

The dream of Champions League is still alive for West Ham but a win over Everton is paramount if they are to challenge for the top four.

When: Sunday, May 9, 16:30 GMT

How to watch: Sky Sports Main Event

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West Ham to win and BTTS at 17/5 (William Hill)

West Ham to win 2-1 at 9/1 (bet365)

Michail Antonio to score anytime at 23/10 (SportNation)

With four games of the season remaining, West Ham are still in the running for a top four finish. Few expected that to be the case two or three months ago.

However, if the Hammers are to make their Champions League dream a reality, they need all three points against Everton this weekend.

Thankfully for David Moyes' men, the Toffees are completely out-of-form.

Everton have managed one win from eight games and have slipped to eighth spot in the Premier League standings.

Last Three Matches

Everton 0-1 West Ham (Premier League, January 1, 2021)

In their previous encounter this season, West Ham took all the three points at Goodison Park.

The game was closely contested throughout the 90 minutes however, a Tomas Soucek goal in the dying moments sealed the win for the visitors.

The Czech Republic international bagged the goal in the 86th minute as West Ham kicked off the new year in style.

Everton 4-1 West Ham (EFL Cup, September 30, 2020)

It was a different story when Everton and West Ham clashed in the EFL Cup back in 2020.

The Toffees powered to a comprehensive victory as they overpowered the Hammers at Goodison Park.

A hat-trick from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and a fourth from Richarlison sealed Everton's place in the following round of the competition.

Robert Snodgrass got the solitary goal for West Ham just moments after the half-time break.

West Ham 1-1 Everton (Premier League, January 18, 2020)

Fans were treated to a much more even contest when the two sides met in the early days of 2020.

Issa Diop grabbed the opener in the 40th minute before Calvert-Lewin equalised for Everton just moments later.

There were no more goals in the second half as the points were shared at the London Stadium.

Last ten head-to-heads

West Ham wins: 3

Draws: 2

Everton wins: 5

West Ham goals: 9

Everton goals: 17

Can Everton stop the rot?

Everton have only managed one win in almost two months. That victory did come against Arsenal however, with the Gunners struggling all season, a lot of shine was taken off that win.

The Toffees followed up their victory at the Emirates with a home defeat to Aston Villa - their fourth defeat in eight games.

Carlo Ancelotti hails ‘fantastic’ Everton forward Richarlison
Carlo Ancelotti hails ‘fantastic’ Everton forward Richarlison

Can Everton turn things around against West Ham? They certainly have the tools to do so.

History is also on their side with Carlo Ancelotti's men beating the Hammers in five of their last ten head-to-head games.

Goalscorer bets

There are two men to watch in this game. The first is West Ham's Michail Antonio.

The forward recently scored a brace against Burnley and could be a major goal threat this weekend.

West Ham's Michail Antonio
West Ham's Michail Antonio

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the man to watch from an Everton perspective. The England international is sixth in the golden boot race with 15 to his name.

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