Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson believes that West Ham United will restrict Everton to a point in this Saturday’s Premier League clash at the London Stadium.
The Hammers have had a tough season, winning just 10 of their 33 games and losing 16, which has left them in the bottom half of the table.
At one stage, the club were getting dragged into a relegation battle, but sealing four points from their last two games seems has put them nine clear of the drop.
As for Everton, they are pushing for a top-six finish given that they currently reside seventh, level on points with sixth-placed Arsenal, who have two games in hand.
Ronald Koeman’s men will be hunting for their third straight victory, but Merson believes that the Hammers will snatch a 1-1 draw.
The ex-Arsenal player told Sky Sports:
“It will be a difficult game for Ronald Koeman’s side but Everton’s fine form should continue in east London. West Ham need to get a couple more points to confirm their top-flight status and I think they battle to a draw this weekend. They are not as bad as everybody seems to be saying.”
Earlier this season in October, Everton snatched all three points in a 2-0 triumph over the Hammers at Goodison Park.