Our snapshot previews of both of the televised Premier League fixtures on Sunday on Sky Sports 1, featuring games at Goodison Park and then St Mary’s Stadium.
Everton v West Ham
Sunday 30th October / 1.30pm
|West Ham||Double Chance||21/20||Bet365|
|Michail Antonio||Anytime Goalscorer||7/2||Betfred|
|Romelu Lukaku (ew)||First Goalscorer||7/2||Bet365|
No side has conceded more league goals this season than the Hammers (17), but Slaven Bilic has tightened things up of late with consecutive clean sheets (both 1-0).
But the Blues have not kept a clean sheet in any of those four games and West Ham won the corresponding fixture last season 3-2 (having been 2-0 down after 77 mins).
After starting the season so well, Ronald Koeman’s side have also now gone five games without a win, including a 0-2 loss here to Norwich in the EFL Cup last week.
On balance, we suggest backing the visitors on the ‘Double Chance’ market at best odds of 21/20 with Bet365, whereby you’ll collect if West Ham either win or draw.
Michail Antonio has scored 5 goals in 9 league games this season and scored here last season, so it’s a surprise to see him available at 7/2 with Betfred to score again.
Romelu Lukaku has scored 6 goals in his last 6 league games – and also 6 goals in his last 6 games against West Ham – he simply has to be backed at 7/2 to score first.
Southampton v Chelsea
Sunday 30th October / 4pm
|Southampton||Match Result & Both Teams To Score||5/1||Bet365|
|Nathan Redmond||Anytime Goalscorer||7/2||Paddy Power|
|Eden Hazard||Anytime Goalscorer||11/5||Bet365|
The visitors are 7/5 favourites (generally) to win at St Mary’s, and that looks plenty short enough against a Southampton side that are in excellent form of late.
The Saints have won 3 of their last 5 league games, with the other two away draws at champions Leicester and then Manchester City, so we like their odds of 11/5 here.
Southampton have only lost one league game here in 2016 (W9, D3), albeit that was a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in February with an 89th minute Branislav Ivanovic winner.
Despite that strong home record, Southampton have only kept 1 clean sheet in their last 10 games here, and Chelsea have only kept 2 clean sheets in their last 11 away.
Nathan Redmond and Eden Hazard have both scored in consecutive games for their respective sides and we recommend backing each of them to make it three in a row.