Everton vs AFC Bournemouth Predictions

Everton vs Bournemouth predictions for Saturday’s Premier League affair at Goodison Park. Two teams desperate for a victory clash in the Premier League this weekend, with Everton hosting Bournemouth at Goodison Park. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

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Everton vs AFC Bournemouth Predictions

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Battle at the Bottom, A Quest for Redemption

Key Stats
– Everton have lost seven of their last eight matches at Goodison Park.
– Bournemouth have found the net seven times in their last four away matches.
– Dominic Solanke has scored in two out of Bournemouth’s three away games this season.

In the midst of a turbulent Premier League season, two teams clashing for more than just three points will collide at Goodison Park this weekend. The hosts, Everton, and the visitors, Bournemouth, both languish near the relegation zone and are desperate to grab a victory. Their forthcoming battle promises an encounter filled with intensity and fervour.

Everton’s Struggles

Everton, managed by Sean Dyche, currently sit uncomfortably in 16th place. Their recent form has been disheartening, to say the least. From their seven fixtures, they’ve managed to secure only one win, a single draw, and suffered five defeats. The team’s struggles at Goodison Park, their fortress, have been evident with seven losses from their last eight home matches.


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A recent 1-2 loss at home to Luton Town was particularly biting, especially when considering the high the Toffees experienced after triumphing 3-1 over Brentford the week before. The lack of consistency has raised concerns, especially as they were initially touted to aim for a mid-table finish this season. The alarm bells are ringing, and Dyche and his team need to find answers – and fast.

Bournemouth’s Bittersweet Start

On the other end, Bournemouth, presently 19th in the Premier League, is also in dire straits. Managed by the sought-after Spaniard, Andoni Iraola, who earned his reputation with Rayo Vallecano, the Cherries have had an underwhelming start. From seven games, they have chalked up three draws and four losses, including a recent 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Arsenal.

Despite the challenges, Bournemouth have shown glimpses of their potential, especially in away games. They’ve managed to score in intimidating environments like Anfield and even had the lead till the 90th minute at Brentford.

Statistical Analysis

Looking into the stats, Everton’s poor run is apparent. Their home form has been dreadful, with a shocking record of losing their last four home fixtures. Their attacking impetus has been lacklustre, with just 11 goals from their last 17 home league games. Their average ball possession stands at 45.7%, and with a goals-conceded average of 1.7 per match, their defence leaves a lot to be desired.

Bournemouth, on the other hand, have shown some attacking promise away from home, netting seven times in their four away outings. Dominic Solanke, a former Liverpool striker, has been their beacon of hope, scoring in two out of Bournemouth’s three away games this season.


1. Match Outcome: Draw

Considering the recent form of both teams, predicting the outcome of this clash is intriguing. Everton, sitting at 16th position with a meagre one win from their seven league matches, haven’t exactly set the world alight. Their performances at Goodison Park, traditionally a fortress, have been disheartening, with seven losses from their last eight games. On the flip side, Bournemouth, despite their investment and the appointment of the much-lauded Andoni Iraola, find themselves languishing at 19th. A winless streak combined with recent heavy defeats does not bode well for the visitors. With both sides desperate not to lose, the match may culminate in a strategic stalemate, with both managers possibly content with a point.

2. Correct Score: 1-1

Delving deeper into the scoring patterns, Everton have displayed a lacklustre attack, notching up only 11 goals from their previous 17 home league matches. Their average goals scored stands at 0.9 per game this season. Bournemouth, while struggling overall, have shown a glimmer of hope in their attacking ventures away from home, having scored seven times in their four away fixtures. With both teams showing vulnerabilities in defence but also moments of attacking promise, a 1-1 scoreline seems plausible. It reflects both the need to secure points and the cautious approach that might dominate this encounter.

3. Goalscorer Prediction: Dominic Solanke

Dominic Solanke, the former Liverpool striker, stands out as a beacon of hope for Bournemouth. With Goodison Park’s familiar atmosphere, albeit hostile to him due to his Liverpool past, he might just find the motivation to put on a sterling performance. His recent form supports this notion – he has netted four times this season, with three of those goals coming in the last five games. Even more compelling is his record on the road; Solanke has found the net in two of Bournemouth’s three away league games. Facing an Everton side conceding an average of 1.7 goals per game, Solanke’s chances of adding to his tally look promising.

4. Corner Analysis: Everton to Edge It

In the battle for set-piece supremacy, the corner stats present an interesting dimension to the game. Everton, this season, have averaged 5.3 corners per match, while Bournemouth lag slightly behind at 4.4. When you dissect the gameplay, Everton, despite their struggles, tend to put more shots on target and have a slightly higher ball possession percentage, leading to more situations where they can win corners. As such, the Toffees might just edge out Bournemouth in this department. As for the total number of corners in the game, considering the average of both teams, a range of 9-11 corners for the entire match seems a reasonable expectation.

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