Everton v Bournemouth Predictions, Betting Tips and previews
September 19, 2017
Goodison Park - Premier League
Everton and Bournemouth are surprisingly in the Premier League bottom three. After heavy league and Europa League defeats and 12 goals conceded without reply to say Everton need a positive result is an understatement.
Everton beat Bournemouth by the exceptional score-line of 6-3 at Goodison last February. You can have 500/1 if you fancy a repeat.
It is only in the last two seasons that these clubs have met in league action. Two years ago Everton won 2-1 at home and if you add historical cup visits Bournemouth have lost all four visits to Goodison with Everton having scored 16 goals and the visitors netting six times.
Everton are still without Ross Barkley, James McCarthy and long term absentees Ramiro Funes-Mori, Seamus Coleman and Yannick Bolasie. New man Davy Klaassen is finding adapting to the Premier League tough and was left out at Manchester United.
Bournemouth could have Steve Cook back in the reckoning but are without Junior Stanislas and Callum Wilson. Jordon Ibe impressed against Brighton and having been talked up by Eddie Howe, surely the ex-Liverpool man would love to come good at Everton. Eddie Howe often makes mass changes for League Cup games but Bournemouth could come to Goodison with roughly the same XI from last time they visited, with Jermain Defoe a notable new name.
Everton v Bournemouth Preview and Predictions
Despite selling Romelu Lukaku this was meant to be the season of excitement for Everton after the cash was splashed and Wayne Rooney returned. After his off-field problems Rooney could contribute some community service by scoring on the pitch and he is 9/2 to get the first goal.
Sunday’s 4-0 defeat at Rooney’s old club at Manchester United was harsh but on the back of the Toffees dismal 3-0 Europa loss at Atalanta, the 0-3 home reverse to Spurs and a 2-0 loss at Chelsea after a couple of draws Ronald Koeman suddenly looks less like a manager going places to a manager looking over his shoulder. One Dutch legend has already got the Premier League bullet and Koeman needs a win. Everton are 7/10 to get the victory Koeman's future requires.
Starting with fixtures against WBA and Watford not many expected Bournemouth to be pointless after four games but they broke their duck with a win over Brighton and will look to build on that. Bournemouth are 47/10 to win with the odds on a draw 31/10. Having scored twice at Goodison on his last visit Josh King is 8/1 to open the scoring. Everton fans though might be deflated when they recall four of those six goals scored on Bournemouth’s last visit were scored by Lukaku.
Leighton Baines to score first at 6/1
Everton will put Bournemouth under pressure and should they get a penalty Baines is the expert – and 6/1.
Everton to win 3-1 at 14/1
Bournemouth haven’t been great at the back and with Goodison ready to get behind the Toffees who are due a turn in fortune these are good odds.