West Ham United’s 2-1 win over Burnley kept them ‘hanging’ in the top four of the Premier League (PL), as coach David Moyes put it, after their fifth game in six with more than 2 goals in The first half. . Prolificing, only champion-elect Manchester City has scored more than 2 goals in more PL games this calendar year (11).
However, their 1-0 loss here to Chelsea (April 24) saw the ‘Hammers’ fail to hit home in the league for the first time since September 12 (W9, D4, L3 following). With that in mind, the first goal could prove crucial, as the team that scored first has been undefeated in each of their last 11 league games at home.
Everton is likely to miss a first top-four result since 2004/05, when Moyes was in charge, having won just one of their last seven PL matches (D3, L3), and now must focus on securing some European football form below. finished. They have recently been undone by bad starts, as four of their last seven goals conceded in the league came before the 30th minute, and they only won one PL game this season after conceding first (D4, L10).
With their way of playing at home disappointing them, the ‘Toffees’ can rely on the fact that they have lost just one of their last 12 PL away matches (G8, D3). They typically finish strong in these games, highlighted by six of their last seven away goals that come in the second half.
Players to score: Michail Antonio (WHU) scored a double against Burnley, in the process of registering his 19th PL header goal; No one has scored more since his debut in September 2015. However, leading the header goal charts in PL this season is Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin with seven.
Important statistic: Both teams have scored in 20 league-best West Ham PL games this period, prior to this round.
Prediction: West Ham  vs  Everton