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Everton vs Bournemouth betting tips: Premier League preview & prediction

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It’s been a tough Christmas period for Marco Silva and Everton but the Toffees will be looking to put it behind them against Bournemouth on Sunday.

The Goodison Park side have only won one of their last eight games in the Premier League and the pressure is well and truly on Marco Silva

Majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri admitted this week that the sides position in the table (11th) is “just not good enough” but claimed he would stick with the manager.

On the opposite side of the pitch, Eddie Howe will have the backing of Bournemouth’s top brass for many years.

He and the Cherries started the season incredibly but have recently stalled and fallen down to 12th in the table.

However, they remain a big threat and Everton will need to be wary of that this weekend.

Everton vs Bournemouth: Who will win?

Despite both teams being in poor form, there is a clear favourite and it will come as a bit of a surprise.

Everton go into the game at odds of 4/5 to win the game outright which is pretty short considering their recent results.

The Toffees have drawn or lost against plenty of teams in and around Bournemouth’s standing in the table so a win is by no means as sure as the odds suggest.

Meanwhile, Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth go into the game as heavy outsiders.

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BURNLEY, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Yerry Mina of Everton (R) celebrates as he scores his team’s first goal with team mates during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Everton FC at Turf Moor on December 26, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

They are priced at odds of 15/4 to win the game outright.

A 2-1 win for the home side, as we predict, is priced at 8/1.

The goalscorers section will come as no surprise considering Everton’s odds.

Richarlison and Cenk Tosun are priced as the most likely to score first, with the pair of them priced at 9/2.

Everton’s other two strikers, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Oumar Niasse, are priced at 11/2 to score first.

Bournemouth’s most likely player to score first according to the betting odds is obviously Callum Wilson.

The Englishman is priced at 13/2 to net the first goal.

A cheeky bet on Wilson to score first is not a bad bet whatsoever, while Richarlison is favourite for a reason.

Everton vs Bournemouth match preview

It’s not been a great couple of months for Marco Silva’s Everton.

The Toffees had a good spell earlier in the season before they went to Anfield for the Merseyside derby.

Though, following Divock Origi’s freak last gasp goal, the wind has been knocked out of Everton’s sails.

They have only won one of their last eight Premier League games and several of those results came against sides they should beat.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 02: Divock Origi of Liverpool shoots under pressure from Jordan Pickford of Everton during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on December 2, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Poor Christmas period

Draws against Newcastle and Watford were a signal of what was to come before they were beaten 3-1 by Manchester City.

Things got even worse a game later when they were thoroughly embarrassed by Tottenham on their own turf.

Silva’s side lost 6-2 and were outplayed in absolutely every aspect of the game.

That defeat looked as if it could be a turning point for Everton, however, as they thrashed Burnley 5-1 at Turf Moor.

Though, they could only get a draw against Brighton one game later before losing to Leicester on New Year’s day.

They even looked sluggish and low on confidence in their FA Cup game with Lincoln, which they could only win 2-1.

Richarlison is going through a bad spell, there is no consistent goalscorer at the club and the Everton defence always look like they have a mistake in them.

If Silva is to get his side moving in the right direction again, he needs to figure something out and fast.

With talk of Michy Batshuayi and Wilmar Barrios coming in, those two could really help out but neither deal will likely be done before their clash with Bournemouth.

 

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Can the Cherries get back to winning ways this Sunday?

It’s been a bit of an up and down season for Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth.

They stunned everyone early on in the season, putting in some brilliant performances and staying in and around 6th place for a decent while.

However, it’s been a bit of a different story of late.

The Cherries have now fallen to 12th and are on the same points as their opponents this weekend.

While that is by no means a bad place for a side like Bournemouth, they will have been hoping for more at this stage considering early results.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 04: Callum Wilson of AFC Bournemouth scores his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Huddersfield Town at Vitality Stadium on December 4, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

They were thrashed by all of Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United in December with all three of those sides scoring four or more goals.

Even still, this could end up being a positive season for the Cherries.

They are just four points off seventh and should they finish there or thereabouts, it would be a pretty big success for Howe and his side.

Beating Everton on Sunday could go some way to achieving that.

Everton team news vs Bournemouth

Quite incredibly, Everton may not have any injury problems.

James McCarthy has recovered from his leg break and could make the matchday squad, though despite being fit, he has not been included for a few games.

Ademola Lookman impressed somewhat during the FA Cup clash with Lincoln last weekend and could be given a chance to impress over Theo Walcott.

Michael Keane and Kurt Zouma will likely start at the heart of defence while Lucas Digne and Seamus Coleman could return on both flanks.

Bournemouth team news

Bournemouth have suffered a plethora of injury problems recently.

Cherries fans will have been hoping to see their new signing Dominic Solanke make his debut but the Englishman will be out of action until February due to injury.

Nathanial Clyne could play his second game for the club after making his debut in the game against Brighton in the FA Cup.

In a worrying bit of news for Bournemouth, Callum Wilson didn’t feature in training on Thursday. 

Though, in a positive boost for the club, Ryan Fraser was also spotted in training ahead of the game.

Josh King, Callum Wilson, Dan Gosling and Nathan Ake could all return to fitness for the game too.

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*All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.*

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