David Moyes returns to Goodison Park on Wednesday night with West Ham United as the Scot seeks his first victory since taking charge of the Hammers at the end of last month.
West Ham came from behind to pick up a point against Leicester City at London Stadium on Friday night, and Moyes will be hoping that his side’s solid showing in that fixture provides a platform on which the east Londoners can build as they look to pull themselves clear of the foot of the table.
Victory on Merseyside would certainly represent a significant step in the right direction for West Ham, for they have won just one of their last 14 Premier League fixtures away from home – a dreadful sequence of results that stretches back to February - and the Hammers have yet to win away from home in the league so far this season.
SportPesa go 23/10 (3.30) that Moyes’ men deliver for their boss on his return to the venue at which he was the manager for 11 years between 2002 and 2013.
Everton showed plenty of character as they came from 2-0 down to claim a thrilling 3-2 victory against Watford in their last Premier League match at Goodison Park, but there has been little for the Toffees to smile about since as the men from Merseyside have suffered demoralising defeats against Atalanta and Southampton, respectvely.
In those two fixtures, Everton shipped no fewer than nine goals and, will be desperate to claim a much-needed morale-boosting result against West Ham; SportPesa go 13/10 (2.30) that they take all three points, while the same firm offer 23/10 (3.30) that these two teams settle for a share of the spoils.
The Hammers have managed just one clean sheet in their last eight matches in all competitions, while Everton have conceded at least two goals in each of the seven games that Unsworth has taken charge of since stepping in as Ronald Koeman’s replacement back in October.
The search for a permanent successor to the former Southampton manager is something that the Goodison faithful are keen to see reach a conclusion in the near future, but Premier League points are the priority on Wednesday night.
With both sides struggling to find form, though, it is difficult to make a case for either team with confidence and better value may lie in backing goals at both ends at 20/23 (1.87) with SportPesa; it is a selection that would have landed in four of the Hammers’ last five matches, as well as in five of Everton’s last six Premier League outings.