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Betting Preview: West Ham

by Daniel Alston @efc_danalston

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Goodison Park has been one of the hardest places for teams to visit this season with Everton losing just one league game there all season.

The Blues have picked up 39 points in front of their home fans this season and are 1/2 with Paddy Power to take another three off West Ham in their last home game of the year.

West Ham haven’t had a lot of success on the road, losing 65 per cent of their league games away from Upton Park. Sam Allardyce’s team have lost just one in the last seven games though and they are the 6/1 underdogs with Paddy Power to upset Everton with the draw at 3/1.

Everton are unbeaten in the last 10 games against West Ham, winning six. In those 10 games the Toffees have kept just one clean sheet and Paddy Power is offering 5/6 that both teams find the onion bag on Sunday. In four of the last five head-to-head meetings Everton scored twice - and they are 11/5 with Paddy Power to score exactly two goals this weekend.

Steven Pienaar grabbed the winner against West Ham at Upton Park back in December and is 10/1 with Paddy Power to open the scoring at Goodison.

The South African scored the only goal of the game against Fulham last month and will want to add to his tally of six league strikes for the season. He is 10/3 to bag a goal at any time in the game and 15/2 to be the first Everton man on the score sheet.

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