This afternoon West Ham United take on Everton, at Goodison Park, in a Premier League fixture.
The Hammers arrive in the north-west having lost all four Premier League games they’ve played this season, not the start the club were looking for after their huge summer expenditure.
Ahead of the game, we’ve taken a quick look at the statistics to see what the record books show our chances of getting anything from this fixture are.
Unfortunately, they don’t make for pretty reading.
• When it comes to fixtures between the two sides, West Ham’s recent record is poor. The last 20 meetings, in the Premier League, have yielded just 2 wins, with the Hammers drawing a further 6 but losing the remaining 14.
• Everton appear to enjoy playing the Hammers, they’ve beaten West Ham on 24 occasions and have scored 80 goals, they have not beaten or scored more goals against any other team.
• If the Hammers can buck the trend and win, it’ll be the first time they’ve beaten Everton, in back-to-back fixtures since the 1972 / 1973 season.
• West Ham enter this fixture having scored just 2 goals this season, a joint Premier League low with Huddersfield Town.
• The Hammers have not, when it comes to chances, been clinical enough in front of goal, with a shot conversion rate of just 5%, only Cardiff have a lower figure than that, a mere 4%.
Looking at the above, it would seem the odds are stacked against the Hammers this afternoon, but wouldn’t it be great to prove everyone wrong.