Everton v Bournemouth Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
January 08, 2019
Goodison Park - Premier League
Marco Silva's Everton host Bournemouth this weekend, with The Toffees looking to improve their Premier League form, after a poor festive period.
Bournemouth snatched a dramatic late 2-2 draw when the two sides met earlier this season, however the game was possibly more memorable due to the red cards for Richarlison and Adam Smith.
Silva should have a fully fit squad to pick from, with no reported injuries from their FA Cup win over Lincoln City, however he is expected to recall a number of players after resting them last weekend.
Bournemouth have no fresh injury worries with new signing Dominic Solanke joining a growing injury list for Eddie Howe's side, with Smith, Simon Francis and Lewis Cook already ruled out until at least February.
Everton v Bournemouth Predictions and Preview
Everton returned to winning was with victory over League Two side Lincoln, however their recent form will be a concern for Silva, as they head into 2019. The Blues have picked up just one win, away at Burnley, in their last seven Premier League games, which has seen them slip down to 11th in the table.
The Cherries, in 12th position, but only goal difference separates the two teams ahead of this weekend, with the visitors without a win in their last three league appearances. Their away form is even more of a concern, as they prepare to head to Merseyside, with six straight defeats on the road, ahead of this weekend.
Despite neither side being any real sort of form, Everton just have the edge, and they should have enough to pick up a much needed win - priced at 8/11. This tie might not be one for the neutral fan, but there is still value available, on a goals scored bet. Everton have not scored more than two goals at home in their last five games at Goodison Park - and an under 2.5 total goals scored bet is at .6/5
Everton to win 1-0 at 17/2
Silva will want his side to start getting points back on the board in this clash, and his sole focus for this clash will be three points, regardless of how his side collects them. Bournemouth know that there form needs to improve if they want to avoid a relegation battle, but they will be looking at their home form to do that.
Richarlison to score first at 3/1
Brazilian international Richarlison was dismissed the last time these two sides met, and he will be looking for some payback at Goodison Park, He is in good form ahead of this weekend, with nine Premier League goals already this season for Everton.