Premier League: Everton v West Ham United match preview

A
look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Goodison Park.

On
Sunday David Moyes will take charge of his final home game as Everton manager
before taking up the reins at Manchester United.

The match, which will be his 426 top flight game as Toffees boss, brings an end to his 11 year stay on Merseyside.

Although he has failed to win a trophy during his time at the club, Moyes has certainly had Everton battling at the top end of the table and with a FA Cup runners-up place in 2009, a top four finish in 2005 as well as four European campaigns, the 50-year-old has continued to keep the side punching above their financial weight.

They head into the game in sixth place and following last weekend’s goalless draw against Liverpool, can ensure that they finish above their Merseyside rivals for a second successive season with a win.  

West Ham have little left to play for and can already start to enjoy planning for another season in the top flight.

With 43 points from their 36 matches, the Hammers are eight points clear of the relegation zone and a first top ten finish since 2009 is well within their grasp. 

 

KICK-OFF: Sunday, 3pm

 

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

West Ham 1 (Cole) Everton 2 (Anichebe, Pienaar) Premier League, December 2012

Everton 2 (Bilyaletdinov, Fellaini) West Ham 2 (Spector, Piquionne), Premier League, January 2011

West Ham 1 (Hibbert og) Everton 1 (Coleman), Premier League, December 2010

 

STATS…

Everton’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in December is the only league match they have lost at Goodison Park this season.

The Toffees have gone 366 minutes without conceding a home league goal since Hal Robson-Kanu’s 84 minute consolation goal for Reading.

West Ham have won only twice from 16 attempts in Premier League matches at Goodison Park. A 2-1 win in 2005 and a 1-0 victory on New Year’s Day 1994 are their only two successes.

The Hammers have scored the least amount of goals away from home in the league this season with 11 from 18 games.

 

ODDS…

Everton to win: 1.53

West Ham to win: 7.6

Draw: 4.4

 

CLASSIC MOMENT/MATCH

In 1980 West Ham United became the last team outside the top flight to win the FA Cup after beating Arsenal in the final. Before reaching the final though they had to first get past Everton in the semi-finals and they did so winning the replay 2-1 in extra-time. Alan Devonshire put the Hammers ahead before Bob Latchford levelled the scores with just four minutes remaining. With the prospect of a second replay looming, Frank Lampard senior popped up with the winner in the 118 minute to book West Ham’s place in the final.  

 

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm

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