Mark Lawrenson backed Everton to beat West Ham, when writing his regular prediction column for BBC Sport.

The Hammers have made a decent start to their Premier League campaign, and they currently sit in eighth spot in the table.

The Toffees, meanwhile, have really struggled, and are currently sitting inside the relegation zone.

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Manuel Pellegrini and Marco Silva (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Tomorrow’s game at Goodison Park is a huge one for both sides. West Ham will be keen to bounce back from their defeat to Crystal Palace last time out, and Everton must win to arrest their alarming drop in form.

The east London side and the Merseyside outfit both like to play an exciting brand of expansive football, so it should be a cracking game on display tomorrow.


And Lawrenson backed Everton to earn a massive three points against West Ham, when writing his prediction column for BBC Sport:

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“This is a huge game for Everton boss Marco Silva. The Toffees had been in great form at Goodison Park but they have lost their past two on home turf, against Sheffield United and Manchester City. And it will not be easy for them. Yes, West Ham lost at home to Crystal Palace last time out, but I have been impressed by Manuel Pellegrini’s side this season and they will definitely carry a threat up front.”

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

West Ham beat Everton 3-1 the last time the two sides met at Goodison Park. So they will be confident of beating the Toffees.

Marco Silva’s side will be well up for the visit of the Hammers, however, and Pellegrini’s men will have to be on top form if they are to return to east London with all three points.

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