Pundit Paul Merson has predicted that Everton will get back to winning ways later today against West Ham United and that Romelu Lukaku will score in a 2-0 victory for the Toffees.

The Merseyside outfit have looked like a side capable of challenging for the top four this season but recent results have not been positive for Ronald Koeman’s men.

West Ham on the other hand are putting a dreadful start behind them and have markedly improved over the last while as Slaven Bilic has reverted to three at the back.

The Hammers also knocked Chelsea out of the EFL Cup in midweek and as such Sunday’s encounter at Goodison Park could be a close affair.

Despite this, Merson has predicted that Lukaku will improve his already impressive record against West Ham and that Koeman’s men will win 2-0.

“The turning point for Everton was the Norwich defeat,” he told Sky Sports.

“They’re not going down, they’re not challenging for the title and they’re not in Europe so a cup run would have been ideal.

“But the way Ronald Koeman treated that game was worrying and they haven’t won since.

“West Ham have had three big results in a row and this game looks more difficult than it did a few weeks ago, but Romelu Lukaku loves a goal against the Hammers and I think he nets again.”

Five points separate the two teams in the Premier League currently and should Everton win they will move within touching distance of the top four once more.


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