Premier League 2019/2020: Bournemouth vs Everton Preview and Prediction

Bournemouth will look to put their dismal start behind them when they face Everton at the Vitality Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday.

A lot was expected of the Cherries before the season began but they have disappointed so far. They were held by PL new boys Sheffield United on the opening day before they overcame Aston Villa in the second game.

These were followed by 3-1 losses to Manchester City and Leicester City, leaving them to languish in 15th place with 4 points. Eddie Howe’s men will want to perform much better than this, considering the squad is fairly sorted with no major incomings or outgoings in the summer except for Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson.

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Thus, the visit of Everton offers the team another chance to pick up their first home win of the season.

Coming to Everton, a lot was expected of the Merseyside club as well. They were and still are expected to have a stab at finishing in the top 6 but their form has been shaky. Marco Silva’s side are in 6th place with 7 points, tied with Crystal Palace, Arsenal and West Ham.

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The Toffees drew with Crystal Palace, beat Watford and Wolves while losing to Aston Villa so far. These results are underwhelming, considering they have added the likes of Alex Iwobi, Moise Kean, Fabian Delph, Djibril Sidibe and Jean-Philippe Gbamin to their ranks in the summer.

However, the international break should help the Toffees regroup and a trip to shaky Bournemouth offers an excellent chance to start hitting their stride.

Team News

In terms of team news, Howe is missing several players with the likes of Simon Francis, Dan Gosling, David Brooks, Charlie Daniels, Adam Smith, Chris Mepham and Junio Stanislas all out with injuries. Lloyd Kelly could be hit and miss for the tie while Lewis Cook stepped up his recovery from a knee injury during the international break by taking part in a closed friendly.

For Everton, Marco Silva could have Jonas Lossl return to the squad as he nears full recovery from a calf problem. Gbamin is the only other injury concern for the gaffer and the Ivory Coast midfielder is ruled out for this one.

Head-To-Head and Bournemouth vs Everton Prediction

Looking at head-to-head, both teams have faced 12 times so far, with Bournemouth winning just 2 compared to Everton, who picked up 8 wins in the period. However, the Cherries have an edge at the Vitality Stadium, as they are yet to lose to their opponents in 4 PL meetings.

Howe’s side won 2 and drew 2 out of the 4, with 14 goals scored and both teams finding the back of the net in 3 of them. Further, the 8 PL meetings between the sides witnessed 31 goals, which means a goal-fest could be right around the corner.

Thus, the game promises to be a close one despite the difference in form and both teams can be expected to play out an entertaining draw with goals at both ends.

Predicted Teams

Bournemouth Predicted XI: Ramsdale; Stacey, Cook, Ake, Rico; Wilson, Billing, Lerma, Fraser; King, Wilson

Everton Predicted XI: Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne; Gomes, Delph; Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Bernard; Kean

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