AFC Bournemouth vs Everton
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 30 December 2017
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK
Venue: Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth).
Bournemouth managed to save a point in a six-goal thriller against West Ham United in mid-week to end the dismal run of three consecutive defeats in the Premier League. It was striker Callum Wilson who made it all square netting the stoppage-time equalizer against the Hammers on Tuesday afternoon.
The Cherries will be hoping to arrest the current slump and finally get back on the winning ways on Saturday when they host Everton at Vitality Stadium. The main challenge for Eddie Howe will be to fix the obvious holes in the defensive line as the Cherries conceded at least three goals in each of last three Premier League ties.
The Bosnian keeper Asmir Begovic is the one to blame for three conceded goals against West Ham United and it will be interesting to see if Howe will give Artur Boruc a chance to make his maiden appearance between the posts this weekend. Things haven’t been much better on the other side of the court for the Cherries either as their attacking line is crippled without the injured striker Jermaine Defoe. This leaves Callum Wilson as the lone genuine option as the last year’s top scorer Joshua King has been miles away from his top shape after coming back from an injury.
The hosts will have hard times improving their attacking record against Everton who have been pretty stern at the back lately. The Toffees have conceded only a single goal in last four matches, including back-to-back goalless draws with Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion in last two league ties.
The team looks much better under Sam Allardyce and they’ll head into this unbeaten in last eight league outings which is a streak that has helped them break into the top half of the standings.
AFC Bournemouth vs Everton: Predictions
Everton are the form favourites and the odds offered for the away win pick are quite tempting, set at 2.90 at the moment.
Since the visitors have been very tough to break down lately, we’ll also back them to keep their net untouched for the third time in a row at the sky-high 3.25 odds.
AFC Bournemouth vs Everton: Bet Tips
- Everton to win 2.90
- Everton to keep a clean sheet 3.25
AFC Bournemouth vs Everton: Head-to-head
Everton have been the dominant side in the history of the H2H ties with the Cherries.
The Toffees have won four, drawn one and lost one of six meetings with AFC Bournemouth.
Everton took a 2-1 victory when the two sides met each other in this term at Goodison.
Three of last four head to head encounters saw both teams on the scoresheet.