West Ham vs Everton Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
West Ham vs Everton | Tuesday 13 January, 2015 | Upton Park | 19.45
Everton head to Upton Park to face West Ham for the second time for Tuesday’s FA Cup replay.
Romelu Lukaku kept the Toffees in the running at Goodison Park last week with a last minute equaliser after James Collins’ header for West Ham looked as though it would be taking them straight into the fourth round.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez will be hoping that the Belgium international will strike earlier in Tuesday’s clash and push for the victory to take them through to the next round.
Steven Naismith was similarly impressive against Manchester City at the weekend, salvaging another home draw after the Premier League champions took an early lead with a scrambled goal from Fernandinho.
Martinez feels like Lukaku’s impressive form against both City and West Ham last week will continue at Upton Park on Tuesday.
“Through the City game, I thought Romelu looked back to his best from a physical point of view,” he said.
“When he has that pace and power with the quality that he has, he becomes really strong for us. You can see when he faces people one on one that he is really sharp. He was a really good outlet and a good threat.
“It’s a sign of what’s to come in the second half of the season.”
West Ham also followed up last week’s FA Cup draw with a Premier League draw at the weekend, finishing 1-1 against Swansea City after the first half lead from Andy Carroll’s strike was lost by Mark Noble’s own goal in the second.
Boss Sam Allardyce was forced to miss the weekend action due to a chest infection, with Neil McDonald stepping in to take charge. Allardyce is expected to be in better health by Tuesday and should be fit to return to the touchline at Upton Park.
Although Carroll proved he is a strong presence up front, the Hammers will remain without leading scorer Diafra Sakho who is suffering from a back injury.
“Sakho has the back injury but Enner Valencia has come up top and played with Andy and that gives us that little bit of change to feed through to Andy or in behind Enner,” said Neil McDonald. “It didn’t work as much as we thought it should have done but it worked.
“I’m not 100 per cent sure whether Sakho will be fit for Tuesday; his back is still sore and he’s having treatment and we’ll reassess it as time goes along.
“We need to make sure all the bumps and bruises clear up. We’ll be focusing on the Everton game straight away and will be looking forward to the game and looking to win the game.”
West Ham vs Everton Betting Tips