Latest West Ham v Everton odds from Upton Park. After beating Chelsea last Saturday, Everton are 7/5 to get their second win of the season as they travel south to take on West Ham.
Everton will be looking to build on their win against Chelsea on Saturday by taking on a resilient and dogged West Ham side.
The Toffees 1-0 win helped the side move into the top half of the season for the first time this season and Roberto Martinez will be hoping to keep his side there for the rest of the season.
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Martinez will be given a boost in attacking options for Saturday’s game as on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku is set to make his debut for the club after joining on deadline day.
Lukaku was in sensational form for West Brom last season scoring 17 goals for the club during is loan spell and this is sort of the form that Martinez believes that the Belgian international is capable of on a regular basis. This was underlined in a statement to the press where he declared: “Looking at what he did last season (scoring 17 in 35 appearances) he is capable of working and improving on that.”
The Toffees could also be with Ivorian winger Arouna Kone with the attacker having been injured for the first few games of the season.
Having seen what Everton will have at their disposal, West Ham boss Sam Allardyce will hope for a similar performance as to last week where his side’s dogged nature helped them to a 0-0 draw with Southampton.
The Hammers have been buoyed by consistent performances from veteran Finnish goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen over the past couple of games which has seen him concede just one goal in the first 4 games of the season.
But despite West Ham having a rock-solid defence, their strikeforce has been rather less impressive scoring just 2 goals so far this campaign.
Their quest hasn’t been helped by Andy Carroll being ruled out for the rest of the year with a foot injury while Mladen Petric has only just started to settle down into life in the Premier League.
West Ham knows that they will need to up their goal rate in Saturday’s clash otherwise they will have a tough time trying to get all three points against a tough and confident Everton.
This one gets underway at 15:00 GMT Saturday.