Continuing to endure their most worrying run in recent memory before heading into the international break, Everton are a side desperately looking for a morale-boost when West Ham come to town on Saturday lunchtime.
With the Toffees suffering a 1-0 loss away at Turf Moor last time out, Marco Silva’s men have now lost their last four Premier League matches on the spin and have slumped into the relegation zone.
On the flip side, Saturday’s hosts are not the only side who are looking to shake off a post-international break headache.
Recording just one win in their last four top-flight appearances, the Hammers have now missed two opportunities to climb to third in the standings and could be slumping back to their old ways.
However, with the Hammers picking up a 3-1 win the last time they made the trip to Goodison, you might be interested to know that Manuel Pellegrini’s men can be found as high as 27/10 with Ladbrokes to leave Merseyside with three points.
One last chance for Marco Silva?
Watching his side put in yet another lacklustre display away at Turf Moor a fortnight ago and now losing their last four Premier League matches on the bounce, it is no surprise that Marco Silva is a man coming under hefty scrutiny.
In the midst of their longest losing run since January 2015, the Toffees have free-fallen down to 18th and are someway off mounting any kind of European charge.
With the mood around Goodison the lowest, it has been in recent memory despite breaking the £100million barrier over the summer on new recruits, Saturday’s matchup is seen to be one last attempt for the former Watford boss to extend his stay.
You might be interested to know Silva is currently pencilled in at 4/5 with Bet365 to be the next manager given the boot, ahead of Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who sits at 3/1.
Fans around Goodison will also be growing more concerned by their side’s continues issues at the back. Everton have shipped over 1.5 goals in each of their last three matches on Merseyside and can be found at 13/8 with Coral to suffer a similar fate this weekend.
The Hammers seeking a bounce
Although they may have had the chance to climb as high as third entering the international break, West Ham have found themselves coming crashing back down to earth.
Throwing away a one-goal lead and watching Crystal Palace snatch a dramatic 2-1 win at the London Stadium a fortnight ago, Head Coach Manuel Pellegrini has seen his men fail to win any of their last three matches across all competitions.
With that run being highlighted by a humiliating 4-0 hammering away at League One outfit Oxford City in the EFL Cup last month, the former Manchester City boss has seen his side’s European ambitions take a dent with the bookmakers.
The Hammers have fallen down to 11/2 with William Hill to land a top-six finish come May, behind Manchester United, Wolves, and Leicester.
If West Ham are to replicate their 3-1 win at Goodison last season, then they will be looking for AndriyYarmolenko to spearhead their charge.
Once again finding the net against Portugal in midweek, the Ukrainian ace also has three goals in his last five Premier League matchups and can be found at 3/1 with Bet365 to extend his run this weekend.