Everton Key Stats:
- played last 3 matches with less then 3 goals.
- won last 6 matches at home.
- average number of goals 2.9 per match, scored 1.6 and 1.3 conceded.
- played 11 home matches with at least one goal scored in a row.
West Ham Key Stats:
- lost last 6 matches.
- lost last 3 matches at home.
- lost last 4 away matches.
- average number of goals 2.8 per match, scored 1.2 and 1.6 conceded.
- played 6 matches with at least one goal conceded in a row.
- played 5 away matches with at least one goal conceded in a row.
Yup! It's Tim Cahill.
Everton's Tim Cahill has managed 17 headed goals since the start of the 2005/06 season and that puts him just ahead of his taller rivals Peter Crouch and Emmannuel Adebayor.
2. Peter Crouch (16)
3. Emmannuel Adebayor (15)
4. Darren Bent, John Carew, Didier Drogba (13)
7. Kenwyne Jones (12)
8. Kevin Davies, Kevin Doyle, Fernando Torres (11)
11. Gabriel Agbonlahor, Cristiano Ronaldo, Roque Santa Cruz (10)
Everton is formidable at home as you can appreciate. At Goodison Park, West Ham have lost three times, drawn thrice and won twice since 2001. These matches are typically decided by 1.3 goals (small margin) i.e. very few goals and very tight.
Everton vs West Ham Head to Head
|2008/2009||Everton - West Ham||3:1|
|2007/2008||Everton - West Ham||1:1|
|2006/2007||Everton - West Ham||2:0|
|2005/2006||Everton - West Ham||1:2|
|2002/2003||Everton - West Ham||0:0|
|2001/2002||Everton - West Ham||5:0|
|2000/2001||Everton - West Ham||1:1|
West Ham got an utterly unexpected home win against Aston Villa in November last year, and who's to say that, with so much emotional rollercoaster recently, West Ham cannot surprise and arrest this six-match losing streak that they are on.
As long as we can stop the marauding runs of Steven Pienaar and the incisive passing of Arteta, we should be on course for a valuable point.