Everton will be looking to get back to the winning ways in the league when they host Bournemouth at Goodison Park on Saturday.
The fixture list hasn’t been kind to the Toffees in the initial part of the season, and they have played five of their last six fixtures away from home. This run includes league defeats against the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United. The Merseysiders are without a win in the league since the opening day, and they are currently 18th in the league table with just four points.
In their last league fixture, they lost 4-0 at United, but they got back to the winning ways with a 3-0 League Cup win over Sunderland on Wednesday.
The Cherries are not doing much better themselves. After starting the season with four consecutive defeats, they registered their first points of the season when they defeated Brighton 2-1 at home last weekend. They played the Seagulls in the League Cup during midweek again and registered a 1-0 win. As things stand, Eddie Howe’s side are placed second from bottom in the table with three points.
Last season, the corresponding fixture witnessed nine goals as the Toffees claimed a 6-3 win. However, the Cherries managed a 1-0 win at the fixture at Vitality Stadium.
Everton vs Bournemouth – Match Facts
The Cherries have lost all four of their previous trips to Goodison Park and conceded a total of 16 goals in the process.
The Toffees have scored two league goals this season, and they have the joint-worst goal difference of -8. Both goals were scored by Wayne Rooney.
Out of last four iterations of this fixture, three have ended with more than 2.5 goals.
Everton vs Bournemouth – Team News
The likes of Ross Barkley, Yannick Bolasie, Funes Mori, Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy will miss the game for the hosts with long-term injuries.
Striker Callum Wilson is out with a long-term cruciate injury, but Junior Stanislas and Steve Cook returned in the midweek fixture, and they could feature in Howe’s squad on Saturday.
Everton vs Bournemouth – Match Odds
The Toffees are obvious favourites to win the game at 4/6 odds. A draw can get you 31/10 odds while an away win is available for as much as 5/1 odds.
However, we are backing a home win in this fixture, and you can get the best odds for our betting tip at Skybet.
Everton vs Bournemouth – Correct Score Odds
A 1-1 draw is the easiest bet at the best odds of 7/1. However, we are going for a 2-1 win for the hosts as our prediction. You can back our pick at 8/1 odds at Bet365.
Everton vs Bournemouth – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Wayne Rooney is the favourite at 8/5 odds and Sandro Ramirez is close behind at 13/8 odds. Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who scored a brace on Wednesday, is available at 7/4 odds. For the visitors, Joshua King can get you odds of 31/10. However, we are backing Gylfi Sigurdsson as our prediction at the best odds of 2/1 at Paddypower.
Everton vs Bournemouth – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We can see more than 2.5 goals in this game, and we are backing the same bet as our prediction in this market. This betting tip can get you the best odds of 16/19 at Unibet.