Everton vs West Ham United Prediction, 1/1/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Everton vs West Ham United
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021
Location: Goodison Park in Liverpool, England
Odds/Point Spread: Everton (+425) West Ham United (+245)
Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Everton (9-2-4, 2nd in the EPL) play West Ham United (6-4-5, 10th in the EPL) at Goodison Park on Friday. The goalies protecting the net are Jordan Pickford for Everton and Lukasz Fabianski for West Ham United. The odds on this matchup have Everton priced at +425 and the Hammers are at +245. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Everton faced Sheffield United in their last matchup and went home with a win by a final score of 1-0. When discussing the passing game, they finished with a 83.9% received passes rate by converting 449 of the 535 targeted passes last match. Everton tried 33 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 20 of those tries for a rate of 60.6%. Regarding shot accuracy, Everton walked away from the pitch at a 42.9% clip by hitting 3 shots on target out of 7 shots. Everton averages 1.67 goals per 90 min (25 total goals) and have tallied 17 assists in all matches this year.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Everton. He has accounted for 9 assists while earning 24 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. Calvert-Lewin has been a starter in 97 outings during his career and he accounts for 0.39 G/90. The forward who is from England has tallied 40 goals in 9,230 mins played. Another player who should impact this match is Gylfi Sigurdsson, the forward representing Iceland. He has helped on a goal 58 times during his soccer career while scoring 94 goals. Sigurdsson has accumulated 28,288 minutes during 312 starts and has been handed 26 yellow cards. He averages 0.30 G/90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Everton is Jordan Pickford. Pickford (87-72-113 record in his career) has recorded 75 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 27.4% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from England has seen 1,170 shots attempted against him in 274 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.39 (378 total goals given up) and he has earned a save % of .686. Pickford has seen the field for 24,522 mins and has tallied 805 saves in his career.
For their last game, West Ham United finished locked up with a final of 2-2 against Brighton. West Ham United finished with a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 6 of the 9 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by converting 343 out of their 441 passing attempts earning a percentage of 77.8%. West Ham United had 4 shots attempted out of their 11 shots attempted earning them a 36.4% clip when they last took the field. Having tallied 21 goals and 16 assists in all their matches, West Ham United sports an average of 1.40 goals and 1.07 assists per 90 min.
Jarrod Bowen will be counted on for West Ham United. He is averaging 0.41 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 146 contests in his career. The forward who is from England has accumulated 12,749 professional minutes and has scored 58 goals. He has collected 10 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 18 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Sebastien Haller, the forward representing France. Haller has been handed 13 yellow cards in 17,263 professional minutes played (191 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.42. He has accounted for 81 goals during his career while helping on a goal 30 different times.
Lukasz Fabianski is expected to look after the goal for West Ham United. Fabianski has accumulated 90 clean sheets and has defended 1,379 shots tried against him in 27,736 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save % of .714 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 29.0%. He has given up 1.34 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 124-65-120. So far in his career, Fabianski has allowed 412 goals and has tallied 982 saves in 310 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take West Ham United (+245)
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