Everton vs Bournemouth Prediction, Tips and Match Preview of the English Premier League match on Sunday, 26 July 2020. Scheduled kick-off 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET at the Goodison Park.
The Cherries have a huge mountain to climb in order to extend their stay in the Premier League for one more season. They are placed 19th in the table with 31 points, while the two teams above them have 34 points each.
In order for Eddie Howe’s men to avoid relegation, not only do they have to win this last fixture of the season, but they need both Aston Villa and Watford to lose their respective games as well.
Suffice it to say that the team is under enormous pressure. On top of that they have to take on the Toffees. While Carlo Ancelotti’s men did miss out on Europe, the gaffer as well as the players will be raring to prove their worth on the pitch at least in this final game.
Moreover, they have a phenomenal h2h record at this venue over the years. As such, expect an Everton win this Sunday, and since the guests would be desperate for the three points, they would be prone to constant goal-threats by the Toffees as well.
Everton vs Bournemouth: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Cherries had won the reverse fixture with a 3-1 scorecard at home.
- Their counterparts had recorded five of the former eight wins.
- Five of the preceding six games had goals from both teams.
- Seven of the past nine PL match-ups had three or more goals.
- At this venue, the hosts have a 100% winning record.
Everton vs Bournemouth: Prediction
Ancelotti’s men recorded a 0-1 win on the road the last match-day, against Sheffield United. Meanwhile, Howe’s men lost 0-2 at home the past game week, against Southampton.
As things stand, the Toffees have the upper hand – and the main reason being, their opposite number have an improbable task at hand.
Not only do they have to win at a venue where they have a 100% losing record, against a top-rated team, coached by one of the best managers in Europe, and on top of all that hope against hope that Aston Villa and Watford lose their games.
The sheer pressure alone would be enough to break the spirits of the players. And to pile on, Ancelotti is desperate to prove his mettle to the team management.
He was not able to take the team to Europe, but he surely will be aiming to do that next time around, and it’s important to close this season out on a positive note.
Taking into account these factors, expect a winning performance from Everton this Sunday. However, to be on the safe side, go for some easier options.
Everton vs Bournemouth: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Everton or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
Everton to Win Either Half @ 1.70 (7/10).