Premier League Soccer Picks for West Ham vs. Everton Saturday's Fixture

Steven Suarez

Friday, May 15, 2015 1:02 PM GMT

Friday, May. 15, 2015 1:02 PM GMT

Despite being the home side, the Hammers are the soccer betting underdogs for this weekend's clash with Everton. What kind of soccer picks are we recommending for this one?

Odds Overview
Currently we find the Toffees as +150 "favorites" on the soccer odds, though they're still not obviously a slam-dunk pick in the eyes of oddsmakers. That means we can back West Ham at a very appealing price of +200 or so at home.

If you think a draw is in order, you can find it available at +250 on the Premier League soccer odds.

 

West Ham
Wins haven't exactly been easy to come by for the Hammers, yet they've still managed to hang around in the top 10 in the ultra-competitive Premier League, so things could be worse. Right now we find West Ham in 10th place through 36 matches, and they'll be taking a goal differential of zero into Saturday's match at home.

The Hammers will hope to bounce back after an uninspiring showing in a 1-0 away defeat at Aston Villa last week. Again, a lack of goalscoring prowess came back to haunt the club, as Enner Valencia and company were unable to find their way past Shay Given and the Villa defense. The Hammers have now scored a grand total of one goal over their past four matches.

Returning to Upton Park could be exactly what West Ham needed to turn the tide and find their scoring touch again. The Hammers have been a lot more competitive on their own pitch, going unbeaten in three consecutive matches with wins over Sunderland and Burnley and a draw against Stoke City.

 

Everton
The month of April was a glorious one for the Toffees, as they went unbeaten over a four-match stretch, which included impressive victories over the likes of Manchester United and Southampton. However, Everton has since fallen off the tracks again, losing consecutive matches ahead of this weekend's trip to London.

After a heartbreaking 3-2 away loss to Aston Villa, the Toffees were then embarrassed at home in a 2-0 loss to Sunderland. Everton is now in 11th place in the Premier League, a far cry from their league showings over the past few seasons, but they'll at least be looking to close out the season on a high. Following this away match against West Ham, the Toffees will host Tottenham in what should be a terrific season finale.

There are sure to be a quite a few changes over the summer as the club looks to strengthen in hopes of challenging for a spot in Europe. For now though, we'll have Romelu Lukaku leading the line, and he'll be trying to add to his nine-goal tally here on Saturday. Ross Barkley is another one to watch for the Toffees.

 

Premier League Pick
In recent years Everton has been a club to be reckoned with, but we haven't really seen that this term. The Toffees have been one of the biggest disappointments in the Premier League, and few could argue. A team as talented as Everton shouldn't be finding themselves outside of the top 10.

And while they may have the shorter odds on their head and therefore will be the favorites coming, it's hard to imagine West Ham not getting at least a point here at home. 

The Hammers have protected their own stadium with gusto in recent matches and will be fancying their chances of adding further misery to an Everton club that's dropped two in a row and is just waiting for the end of the season. With our soccer picks, we look for West Ham to grab at least a draw in this fixture, and we wouldn't be surprised to see them get all three points either.

Soccer Pick: West Ham 1 Everton 1

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