Premier League Preview: Narrow lead awaits Everton from a West Ham brawl

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Updated: September 18, 2013
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The English top-tier football, a favorite venue among sports and online betting enthusiasts, has already amassed more than four rigid weeks of thrilling competitions. With its fifth week fast approaching, Premier League will definitely unveil more explosive drills that are sure to entertain even the least fervent fans. One of these displays will come from an Everton-West Ham faceoff which will be held on September 20 at the Boleyn Ground in London.

 

Liverpool football geniuses, Everton, have never been defeated since their campaign debut last month. While they only managed to obtain one win out of their four most recent Premier League matches (the rest were draws), the side had accumulated a total score that is enough to place them in the table’s ninth spot. In this match against home West Ham, The Toffees are hoping for a second win in their streak. Antolin Alcaraz and Darron Gibson are still sidelined for physical reasons, but summer signing Romelu Lukaku will join the ensemble to keep the club’s ball rolling. Team boss Roberto Martínez is tasked on a high-pressure duty of clinching goals from their rivals, especially that the hosts are a relatively tough competition to subdue.

 

West Ham, currently placed in the table one spot behind Everton, are extremely eager to repeat (or improve) their curtain raiser victory. They debuted in the season with an inspiring success against Cardiff 2-0. Joe Cole opened the scoring for his team and was later doubled by Kevin Nolan in the 76th minute. The Irons’ subsequent matches failed to live up with their opening success, forcing two draws with Newcastle United 0-0 and Southampton 0-0, and suffering an assault from Stoke City 0-1. With five players sidelined, the club are in a slim danger of losing their grip to a good defense. Coach Sam Allardyce has to find new tactics and squad assignment to veer them away from losing in their own home court.

 

It should be expected that this tourney will be rigorously tight. West Ham and Everton are only separated by one point and scored the same goal difference. But with Everton showing slightly more potential to convert opportunities, this match will end in a very narrow 2-1 finish in favor of the visitors.

 

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