Top-seven chasing West Ham face struggling Everton at the London Stadium.
Victory will see West Ham climb to seventh for at least one hour with Brighton’s match kicking off just as the second half of this clash gets underway.
Everton can go 15th with a win if Nottingham Forest lose elsewhere amongst the early afternoon kick-offs.
Emerson Palmieri is suspended for West Ham after he picked up his fifth booking of the league camapign in their loss at Aston Villa last weekend.
Vladimir Coufal is a doubt after he missed tha Hammers’ Europa League loss at Olympiacos with a muscle injury.
Everton will be without Ashley Young after he was sent off in their Merseyside derby defeat at Liverpool last weekend.
Seamus Coleman (knee), Andros Gomes (calf) and Dele Alli (hip) remain absent.
When is Kick-Off?
West Ham host Everton in a 1pm GMT kick-off on Sunday 29 October at London Stadium, live on Sky Sports in the UK.
- West Ham have won four of their last six league meetings against Everton (W4, L2).
- Everton have claimed seven points in their last five league visits to West Ham (W2, D1, L2).
- Each of West Ham’s last three goals at home to Everton have been scored by Jarrod Bowen (W2).
- Coming into this matchweek, West Ham’s Bowen was one of five playrs to have been caught offside on seven occasions this season.
- James Tarkowski has made more passes than any other Everton player this season, with 386 passes in nine league appearances.
Having stuttered to two defeats in the past week, West Ham will be disappointed with their defensive effort which has seen Villa and Olympiacos clinically punish mistakes, whilst their end product just hasn’t been there enough in terms of accuracy so I want to see a more polished display here.
Everton meanwhile didn’t have a realistic hope of getting anything at Liverpool last weekend but despite Young’s red card, they played well defensively to frustrate their Merseyside rivals which is a huge positive but they should have more attacking chances here.
David Moyes though rotated his West Ham squad in midweek so I do expect them to be up for the fight here, which might just be enough if Everton can’t build defensively upon their positive effort at Anfield where two late chances proved the difference.
Prediction: West Ham 1-0 Everton
Result: West Ham 0-1 Everton