Mark Lawrenson predicts West Ham v Everton clash
By Dominic Toner
Mark Lawrenson has predicted Everton to draw 1-1 when they travel to West Ham on Saturday in the Premier League.
The Toffees travel to the London Stadium at the weekend and will hope to continue their good form.
Ronald Koeman’s side have recorded back-to-back victories over Burnley and Leicester recently, but they both came at Goodison Park.
BBC pundit Lawrenson believes that Everton’s inconsistent away form will see them drop points against West Ham.
“Everton’s home form is very impressive but away from Goodison Park they have won only one out of six league matches in 2017,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport. “When they are on the road, the Toffees just don’t seem to create the same number of chances that they do at home, so I am going to go for a draw here as well.”
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Everton are enjoying a great first season under Dutch manager Koeman and are seventh-placed in the Premier League table.
The Merseyside club look set to be competing in European football next season and could still finish in the top four if they have a perfect run during the rest of the campaign.
The Toffees managed to beat West Ham 2-0 in the previous meeting this season and would love a repeat scoreline at the weekend.
Slaven Bilic’s side have endured a frustrating campaign and are 13th-placed in the table, despite qualifying for Europe next season.
West Ham are still adjusting to their new surroundings at a new ground and will be hoping for a strong finish to their campaign.
In other Everton news, Koeman has sent a Twitter message ahead of the West Ham clash.