Pundit predictions & Referee Analysis- West Ham v Everton

West Ham will look to do the double over Everton when they host Marco Silva’s men in their first game after the international break. Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini has never lost to the Toffees in seven previous Premier League games as manager and will look to preserve that impressive record today evening.

The Hammers came from behind to beat Huddersfield 4-3 in their last game while Everton were impressive as they beat Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea 2-0 at Goodison Park.

The visitors have won more games against West Ham (24) than any other club in Premier League history.

Let’s take a look at what the pundits have to say about this clash, plus a little analysis on the referee for this game- Paul Tierney.

Mark Lawrenson: Lawro wonders “which West Ham team will turn up this week, and in which half?”. Says their inconsistency makes it “hard to know”. Adds that Everton have been up and down too, and has gone for a 1-1 draw.

Celeb opponent: Guitarist Johnny Marr has predicted a 3-2 win for Everton.

Paul Merson: Like Lawro, Merson says that one doesn’t know what they’re going to get from the Hammers, and says it applies to Everton too. Has also gone for a draw, but a 2-2.

Michael Owen: Owen reckons the Hammers will do the double over for Everton for the first time since 1972/73

Robbie Savage: Savage has backed the Hammers to edge this one, and has predicted a 2-1 scoreline.

Summary of WHUFC v Everton predictions

Lawrenson: West Ham 1-1 Everton
CO: West Ham 2-3 Everton
Merson: West Ham 2-2 Everton
Savage: West Ham 2-1 Everton
Owen: West Ham will win

Let’s take a look at the ref for this clash- Paul Tierney

Tierney Paul

Tierney has been in charge for four West Ham games so far, and the Hammers have never lost in any of them. The only Premier League gamer involving West Ham that he refereed this season saw them emerge surprise 3-0 winners at St James Park against Newcastle.

Everton’s last four games under Tierney have read WLWL. This season, he was the man in the middle when they beat Huddersfield 1-0 at home and also when they lost 6-2 to Spurs in December.

This is the second time Tierney’s refereeing a West Ham-Everton clash. He previously did so in 2015 and that ended in a 1-1 draw, with Manuel Lanzini scoring for the home side and Romelu Lukaku netting for the visitors.

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