On Saturday, West Ham United will host Everton at the London Stadium in a crucial matchup between two teams at the bottom of the Premier League.
The outcome of this game may determine who gets fired as the next Premier League manager.
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West Ham United vs Everton Prediction
Despite their recent poor performance, it is difficult to imagine a team with West Ham’s caliber remaining near the bottom for very long.
Given that Everton has recently shown no signs of being able to win a game, there is a real chance that their crisis will spill over onto the field.
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There is significant risk for both in one of the strangest Premier League games thus far this season. Given the significance of what the outcome could mean for both clubs and their respective managers, it is one that all neutrals will be watching. Due to the fact that their clubs are currently both in the bottom two of the form table, David Moyes and Frank Lampard are the two candidates with the highest odds of being fired.
West Ham has scored just one point in the past seven games while Everton has scored two. The possibility that Moyes might lose his job if he loses this game has surfaced in the past week. Even though he easily led his team to victory in their group in the UEFA Europa Conference League earlier in the season, Premier League survival is still crucial because of the financial rewards it will bring.
West Ham has lost four straight games at the London Stadium after winning six straight at home, all against teams they should have been able to defeat, especially at home. However, if West Ham were to triumph, it might mean the end for Lampard at Everton. What is most absurd is that Moyes will be one of the front-runners to succeed him at his old team.
Following the fallout from their game with Southampton last week, discontent among Everton fans has never been higher. A protest by the supporters was overshadowed by claims of assault and death threats made against members, which have dominated headlines in light of the conflicting information provided by both sides.
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Given the lack of communication and underperformance under the current board, and the fact that a second straight relegation battle is expected despite spending more than £500 million over the past five years, supporters are understandably furious.
The only thing keeping them off the bottom of the table is a slightly better goal difference than Southampton, which is a very clear indication of the mess they find themselves in. Lampard is the sixth permanent manager they have hired in the last six and a half years.
They might prefer playing on the road where there is less crowd pressure to play aggressively and on the front foot if their team lacks an attacking threat.
In recent weeks, they played with a back five and let Demarai Gray run riot on the counter in two of their best performances of the season against Manchester City and Manchester United (both on the road).
Since the start of the season, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Brighton & Hove Albion, and Southampton have all visited Goodison Park and outperformed and outfought Everton. At home, they have simply been appalling.
While Everton’s performance at home was crucial to their survival last season, the toxic environment at the club created by the now irreparable relationship between the fans and the board may make playing away from home right now a blessing in disguise.
West Ham United vs Everton Team News
Michail Antonio and Gianluca Scamacca will be under pressure to get fit and start scoring goals for the Hammers because Danny Ings is anticipated to join West Ham. This season, the pair have combined for five Premier League goals, while Jarrod Bowen has only managed one goal from open play.
Their only consolation is that they have the best defensive record in the bottom half, and acclimating Nayef Aguerd to the group and the league will only help them. The only injury-related absence for West Ham is Maxwel Cornet. Given how well a back five has performed when playing away from home, Everton is expected to stick with it despite the loss to Southampton.
The only position that will be up for grabs is in attack, where Dominic Calvert-deteriorating Lewin’s performance may prompt Lampard to consider other options right away. However, Neal Maupay has not played while wearing an Everton jersey, and Ellis Simms has not made many appearances since being called up from Sunderland. James Garner and Andros Townsend have resumed their training but won’t rejoin the team for a few more weeks.
Possible West Ham United vs Everton Starting Lineups
West Ham United starting lineup:
- Lucas Paqueta
Everton starting lineup: