West Ham United vs Everton preview, team news, tickets & prediction

West Ham United vs Everton preview, team news, tickets & prediction

Fans can go to West Ham United vs Everton expecting an intense match played by two United Kingdom-born and trained managers, David Moyes and Sean Dyche

The Hammers play host to the Toffees as both teams seek to improve their standing in the league.

West Ham, who are currently seventh on the 2023/24 Premier League table, are only a loss away from plummeting to 11th or 12th place. David Moyes and his team have come too far to have this be their lot, so they will be wary of a resurgent Everton side.

Historically, the tie has favored Everton, who has 74 wins to West Ham’s 44. The London side, however, have had a good run in the last six games, grabbing four wins to Everton’s two.

That run started in the pandemic season when West Ham United looked like they would replicate Leicester City’s miracle 2015/16 campaign. Moyes will seek ways to keep that momentum going ahead of the Toffees’ visit to their home ground.

Dyche’s survival instincts have started peaking after their horrible start to the season. The former Burnley manager became famous in the English top flight for his ability to grind out results that ensured a team’s safety. He can also compete, as he has taken Burnley to European competition in the 2018/19 season after a brilliant run in the 2017/18 season.

This season, Everton may not be able to pull off the miracle of going from relegation places to European places thanks to the improved level of football in the Premier League. Still, a win against West Ham, a team that the top half is wary about, will see their stocks rise.

This game is as essential for the soul of Everton as it is for West Ham, who are looking to avoid a repeat of the 2022/23 season.

Both teams are neck-deep in preparations for the game. The fans, too, are getting ready to witness a very important match. Information about match tickets is being sought, and we will bring you that information in the coming segments.

We will also provide team news and share our predictions on the match’s outcome. Keep reading.

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Match Tickets

The Premier League 2023/24 season matchday 10 fixture, West Ham United vs Everton, will be played at the London Stadium on Sunday, 29 October 2023. Kickoff time is 2 P.M., which is the UTC for fans worldwide.

West Ham United vs Everton tickets will be sold via the official channels on both clubs’ websites. West Ham and Everton fans will scramble for tickets, so neutral fans have a greater chance of getting the tickets elsewhere.

Ticket reselling platforms are the best resources to get matchday tickets for neutral fans. Trusted platforms like Seatsnet.com are there to make life easier and help fans access tickets without having to go through the stress of checking emails for ticket messages from the clubs.

Fans at home can catch the match on television and stream it as Sky Sports airs it live. For those who are strictly streaming fans, TNT Sports (via the Discovery+ app) or CBS Sports Golazo (via the Paramount+ app)  are great options to watch the game. A subscription to these apps is all that is needed to access the game.

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Team news

West Ham United are sweating over the full fitness of key man Michail Antonio. The 33-year-old Jamaican has not been his best scoring self, but beyond the statistics, he is invaluable to how West Ham is set up. The international break gave him time to rest, but whether he can still go the full 90 minutes in games is unclear. Aaron Creswell continues to be a concern other than Antonio, but Italian fullback Emerson Palmieri has been a great deputy.

Everton are close to having captain Seamus Coleman back from injury. The Irishman leadership is credited with being responsible for the turnaround of Everton’s fortunes towards the end of last season. His return to the squad after a long time spent on the sidelines will be a big boost for the Toffees. Dele Alli is also close to returning from injury but will not be available for the West Ham game. The medics at the club will be working to make him available because his recovery is almost complete.

Lineups

Moyes will line up his best defense for West Ham United vs Everton. That means Nayef Aguerd and Kurt Zouma will keep their places as the center-backs while Vladimir Coufal and Emerson hold the fullback roles. Edson Alvarez and Tomáš Souček will play in the midfield. Depending on Antonio’s fitness, he will start the game. Mohammed Kudus is now ahead of Danny Ings in the pecking order, which means he could get the nod for the number 9 role if Antonio is not fit enough.

West Ham United: Areola; Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Emerson; Souček, Alvarez; Bowen, Ward-Prowse, Paquetá; Antonio.

Thanks to his inspired form, Everton is building a team around Malian international Abdoulaye Doucoure. Dyche has now positioned the midfielder directly behind the striker, and it has seen him get into proper goal-scoring positions. At the same time, the defense is occupied with the strikers and other attackers. The team that tackled Bournemouth will likely get a run together again at the London Stadium.

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Everton: Pickford; Young, Tarkowski, Keane, Mykolenko; Harrison, Garner, Onana, McNeil; Doucoure; Calvert-Lewin.

Prediction

West Ham United vs Everton at the beginning of the season would have been easy to predict. The Hammers are doing very well and are playing the kind of football that will surely make them land a place in next season’s European competitions. On the other hand, Everton started severely, but Sean Dyche’s plan has started to show. They could easily hold West Ham to a draw at the London Stadium just as they could easily take all three points home as they did on matchday 6 when they visited Brentford. However, West Ham United will be the brighter team with more oomph in attack. Everton will attack in bursts, and as recent statistics have shown, the Toffees are among the top teams in the Premier League when it comes to finishing off chances. The London side will escape narrowly from the clutches of Sean Dyche’s team, but not without injury.

West Ham United 2 – 1 Everton.

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