Everton vs West HamEnglish Premier League, KO: 17:30 Jan 1, 2021, Goodison Park
EVERTON will be looking to make it five wins on the spin when they welcome West Ham to Goodison Park on New Year's Day.
The Toffees have come through a sticky patch to chalk up mighty impressive wins over Chelsea, Leicester, Arsenal and Sheffield United.
That quartet of victories has propelled Carlo Ancelotti's charges into the upper echelons of the Premier League table and the Merseysiders will be looking to keep the feelgood factor flowing when West Ham come to town on Friday evening.
Former Blues boss David Moyes has quietly impressed during his second stint in the Hammers hotseat and in doing so has managed to keep many of his critics at bay.
The Irons pre-season was blighted with hostility, however, Moyes and Co exceeded expectations when navigating an arduous early-season fixture list to help lift the mood at the London Stadium.
Having said that, it's now just one win in six for the East Londoners who come into this clash on the back of a scrappy stalemate away at Southampton on Tuesday night.
West Ham have lost 21 of their last 24 Premier League matches against Everton and the bookies odds suggest that trend is set to continue with an away win an unfancied 3/1 with Bet 365, while a point apiece pays 13/5 with Betfred.
Everton ended 2020 in fine form and I fancy the Blues to continue their upward trajectory when West Ham pitch up at Goodison Park on New Year's Day.
Both Arsenal and Chelsea have left this venue empty handed in recent weeks and I reckon another Toffees triumph represents terrific value at evens with UniBet.
Indeed, the Hammers are no longer a pushover but Moyes' men have gone off the boil and slid down the Premier League standings where they are now occupying a customary mid-table position.
What's more, Everton have been afforded the luxury of having more time to prepare for this fixture after their match with Man City on Monday night was postponed.
The Toffees haven't taken to the field since Boxing Day, whilst West Ham have had to negotiate two taxing top-flight tussles in the five days leading up to this fixture.
With that in mind, coupled with Everton's upturn in form I'm more than happy to back the Blues at an eye-catching even-money with UniBet.
I'll also dip into the anytime goalscorer market and take the 6/5 on offer with Bet 365 for Dominic Calvert-Lewin to make the bulge on Friday night.
The English striker has failed to notch in each of his last four league outings but I fancy Toffees top-goalscorer to get back amongst the goals when faced with a West Ham rearguard that have recorded just one shutout across their last seven Premier League matches.
This English Premier League match between Everton and West Ham will be played on Jan 1, 2021 and kick off at 17:30. Check below for our tipsters best Everton vs West Ham prediction.