England Premier League
Saturday 12th November 2022
Kick off at 3pm GMT
Venue: Vitality Stadium
Will it be more misery for Everton or will they be able to avenge their latest result against Bournemouth. This exact fixture took place in midweek when both sides with changed line ups clashed and it was Bournemouth who won 4-1 in the EFL Cup knocking Everton out of a competition they have never won. From Everton’s perspective even though the game was away from home it was a poor result and despite some of the changes made by Frank Lampard there was more than enough quality not to have lost in such a fashion. This cup exit has made matters worse for Everton, who last weekend, were soundly beaten 2-0 at home to Leicester.
Everton have dropped down to 16th place with 14 points and are just two points from the bottom three and if they lose this one it is fair to say that there will be mounting pressure for Lampard. The club have picked up just 4 points from their last 15 and away from home it’s just one win from seven although they have drawn three of those games. The clubs last away game finished 0-0 against Fulham.
Bournemouth are in 17th place and this is why this is such a crunch game with Everton. However their form is poor having lost their last 4 in a row and they conceded four goals last weekend in an enthralling 4-3 defeat against Leeds. The Cherries home record up to a few weeks ago was very good but they come into this one having lost their last two in a row against Tottenham and Southampton.
Bournemouth: Chris Mepham is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season. Lloyd Kelly is out with an ankle injury, David Brooks is missing with his hamstring injury.
Everton: Dominic Calvert-Lewin is out until after the World Cup due to a knee injury, Ben Godfrey has recovered from injury but has a lack of match fitness, he could be assessed. Andros Townsend remains sidelined until the end of the year at least with his knee injury.
Bournemouth vs Everton Head to Head:
The two sides last met earlier this week in the same fixture and Bournemouth won 4-1 in their EFL Cup game.
Bournemouth have won the last 3 meetings against Everton and scored 10 goals past them in that time.
Everton haven’t beaten Bournemouth away from home in six years.
There is an 80% chance to see over 2.5 goals.
Bournemouth vs Everton Prediction:
Bournemouth seem to love playing Everton lately and not only have a good record over them but are able to score quite a few goals too. The players will be up for this one again but this has come so close to their last meeting that there will be added spice before a ball is kicked. Everton will be fired up and it is certain that Lampard will try and motivate his players to avenge their cup defeat. He did leave a few players out but at the same time, and this is the worry, the bulk of the first team didn't play. This game will tell us a lot about this Everton side though- and it was only a few weeks ago that we could see change in the teams attitude and with the way they were defending. That level seems to have slipped but the club could really bounce back just before the break with a good win here. Fans will learn a lot about their club in the process here and Lampard will learn a lot about his team also.
There is a psychological aspect to this game because of the recent 4-1 defeat and the home side will be expecting Everton to start off on the front foot and be almost angry and what has happened. At the same time if Everton concede first they could be in big trouble. Lampard knows how to say the right words at the right time and this is a fairly big game for the visitors, we will back them to win but cover the draw on the refund, because the feeling is they need to put everything into this one before the break and Bournemouth are in very poor form, but backing the Toffees away from home needs to come with caution.
Bournemouth vs Everton Betting Tips:
Draw no bet (Everton) at 1.84
Anytime goalscorer: Neal Maupay at 3.25
Asian total (Over 2) at 1.62
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