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Sutton gives Toffees v Irons verdict

Sutton gives Toffees v Irons verdict

Chris Sutton is still refusing to put his faith in West Ham as the game against Everton beckons at Goodison Park in giving his Toffees v Irons verdict.

It’s been at least three weeks since he was ready to give the Irons a thumbs up and it’s the same story again this weekend.

Sutton gives Toffees v Irons verdict

He seems to be hanging his forecast on the Toffees getting four of the ten points back they had deducted claiming that sets them up well to beat the Hammers.

There’s no doubt at all it will be a tough old game – it usually is up there but Sutton appears to believe the Merseysiders can make it a double over us having won at the London Stadium in the reverse game.

Everton must be absolutely delighted to get back four of the 10 points that they had deducted, and that sets them up nicely for this game.

He says that they should have beaten 10-man Brighton last week, and would have done if not for Lewis Dunk’s stoppage-time leveller – but they showed enough in that game to make him think they will be out of trouble soon.

If they can follow that by ending their long wait for a league win, which stretches back nine games to 16 December, it would be huge for them.

He added: “Without the points deduction, we wouldn’t have been talking about them being in danger of the drop. Now it has been reduced, they are perfectly fine.

West Ham have had some good news too, with Lucas Paqueta back from injury after six games out, and he made an immediate impact against Brentford. Jarrod Bowen was on fire in that game too, with a hat-trick, but I am not expecting more of the same from him or his team.

I keep backing Everton at home, and getting it wrong, but I fancy them here. Their former boss David Moyes has won at Goodison with West Ham once before, in 2021, but I have feeling he will leave empty-handed this time.”

Sutton’s prediction: 1-0

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

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