I DON'T think the Goodison Park faithful will accept anything less than three points today against a Bournemouth side who are in dire straits at the moment.
I'm taking the Toffees to get a much-needed win and relieve some of the pressure on boss Marco Silva.
Everton vs Bournemouth (2.15pm)
Both these clubs are having a tough time of it and a win for either would be welcome given the form they are currently in.
Everton have won just one of their last 7 English Premier League matches and without a win in four at home, nothing less than three points will do against a Bournemouth side who have lost 8 of their last 11 leagues matches.
After splashing out in the summer, its fair to say Everton have been a big disappointment this season, especially at home but they are full strength today and I would expect either of Sigurdsson or Richarlison to add to their combined goals total of 17 goals.
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After a positive start to the season, Eddie Howe's men are completely out of sorts. Ten defeats from their last 13 games in all competitions has seen them slide down the league and if wasn't for such a good start they'd be far worse off than 12th in the league.
After this they face Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City in four of their next 7 games so it's vital they start picking up points.
Defensively they have been poor with 10 of those last 13 games seeing them concede 2 or more with 15 goals conceded in just their last 4 games.
They don't enjoy coming to Goodison having lost their last three visits and their cause isn't aided by injuries to key personal (missing today are Cook, Wilson and King). Wilson and king are their main source of goals so it's difficult to see where the goals will come from.
I think everything is in Everton's favour here and I expect them to win.
- 31/40 (Betway) (NAP)
Dutch Eerste Divisie
There's a full Dutch Eerste Card today at 1.30pm (10 matches).
We all know how good this league is for goals so I'm taking a punt on the following:
- Goal scored in the first half in each match 14/1 (Skybet)
- All matches over 1.5 goals 9/2 (Skybet)