Date: 13th May 2018 at 10:30am
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This afternoon, in what has been something of a disappointing season, West Ham play their last fixture of the 2017 / 2018 campaign.

The Hammers welcome Everton to the London Stadium for a game that could, if results go their way, see West Ham finish in the top-half of the table.

But, ahead of the game, what do the record and form books tell us to expect, is it all positive or all negative or something in between?

Here are a few facts and figures we’ve uncovered:

• The last 19 meetings, in the Premier League, have seen West Ham emerge the victors on just the 1 occasion.

Definitely a negative!

• When it comes to Everton travelling to London to take on West Ham, the Toffees have a decent record, they’re unbeaten in the last 9 games, a run dating back to April 2007.

Definitely a negative!

• Everton have tasted the sweet scent of victory on 24 occasions against West Ham, they’ve not beaten any other side more times.

Definitely a negative!

• David Moyes, in 5 encounters against his former club, has lost all 5 games, in fact, his sides haven’t even managed to score in those 5 games and have conceded 12 goals.

Definitely a negative!

• But, when it comes to games against Sam Allardyce, Moyes has a far better record, winning 7 of his last 8.

Definitely a positive!

• If West Ham lose this one by at least a three-goal margin they’ll become the first team since West Bromwich Albion, in 1985 / 1986, to lose more than 10 top-flight matches by a three-goal margin.

Probably somewhere in between!

• Marko Arnautovic is the first West Ham player to score 10 Premier League goals, in a season, since Bobby Zamora did so in 2006 / 2007.

Definitely a positive!

By my reckoning, the negatives shade this one, but, then again statistics can be moulded to suit, can’t they?

COYI’s

 

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