Both sides are riding high in the table after strong respective starts to the season: Everton end 2020 in the Premier League top four, while West Ham sit 10th, with European football a possibility.
Carlo Ancelotti’s Toffees come into the game fresh after their match against Manchester City was postponed. Though Everton will need to make up that game, a festive rest is always welcome.
As for the Hammers, they are winless in four but have drawn three of those – and David Moyes is looking for that little extra to get his side over the line for three points this time around.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Everton vs West Ham is scheduled for an 5:30pm GMT kick-off on Friday 1 January, 2021.
The match will be held behind closed doors at Goodison Park due to coronavirus restrictions.
Everton vs West Ham prediction: 2-1 home win
Predicting festive results is often a fools’ errard, but the City game being postponed should give Everton the edge they need for victory.
How to watch Everton vs West Ham
TV channel: The match will be shown on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers can watch the match online with the BT Sport website or app.
Everton vs West Ham team news
Everton will be without Allan, Lucas Digne, James Rodriguez, Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin, though Richarlison looks set to be available following a head injury against Manchester United.
West Ham’s only absentee is Arthur Masuaku, who is out following knee surgery.
Michail Antonio came off the bench during the Hammers’ 0-0 draw at Southampton, so could start on Merseyside.
Everton vs West Ham head to head (h2h) results
- Everton wins: 26
- Draws: 13
- West Ham wins: 9
- Last meeting: West Ham 1-1 Everton (18/01/2020)
Everton vs West Ham betting odds and tips (subject to change)
- Everton win: Evens
- West Ham win: Between 3/1 and 16/5
- Draw: 11/4
- Soucek to score: 4/1
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