Everton vs BournemouthEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Oct 7, 2023, Goodison Park
Everton will be aiming to bounce back from a disappointing defeat last time out as they welcome Bournemouth to Goodison Park on Saturday. The Toffees have shown some improvement lately and should have the edge over Bournemouth, who are still without a Premier League win this season.
Everton are coming off a disappointing 2-1 home defeat to newly promoted Luton Town in their previous Premier League fixture. They attempted a fightback after going two goals down but could not add to Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s first half effort.
That result will be particularly disappointing to manager Sean Dyche as it had appeared Everton had overcome their early season troubles. They had picked up two straight wins, seeing off Aston Villa 3-1 before earning a 2-1 win at Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup .
The strange thing about Everton’s campaign is that they have done their best work on the road and are still seeking their first win at Goodison Park. However, the Toffees can channel the performances at Brentford and Villa Park and will be hopeful of getting the better of a struggling Bournemouth side.
Bournemouth were also beaten last time out in the Premier League as they suffered a 4-0 home defeat to Arsenal. They proved to be no match for the superior quality of the Gunners and could only muster a single attempt on target.
It has been a hugely disappointing campaign for Bournemouth so far as they are yet to secure a Premier League win after seven matches. Andoni Iraola’s men are currently in the bottom three and while there is still time to turn things around, they are already looking like prime candidates for relegation.
One of the problems for Bournemouth is a highly porous backline that has conceded 15 goals in just seven Premier League matches so far. The defensive problems mean they often struggle to hold on to leads having been pegged back in their last three away matches.
How the bookies view it
Everton have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 10/11 by William Hill to claim the win. A victory for Bournemouth is valued at 3/1 by BetVictor while a draw is set at odds of 27/10 by Unibet.
Head to head
Everton and Bournemouth have picked up six wins each and two draws from 14 previous matches. The Toffees claimed a 1-0 victory in the last meeting at Goodison Park back in March.
Players to watch
A piece of good news for Everton is that Dominic Calvert-Lewin appears to be returning to his best form having scored in his last three matches. The striker could be worth keeping an eye on to score anytime at 15/8 with BoyleSports.
Dominic Solanke has also provided some attacking quality for Bournemouth this season and has found the net in three of the last five matches. William Hill is offering odds of 16/5 on the striker to score anytime on Saturday.
Anything else catch the eye?
There have been over 3.5 goals in Bournemouth's last four away matches and a similar outcome is priced at 9/4 with William Hill. Over 2.5 goals could also be considered at 17/20 with bet365 while William Hill is offering odds of 4/5 on both teams to score.
Everton have scored in both halves in two of their last three matches and given Bournemouth’s defensive problems, a similar pattern could be on the cards at 2/1 with bet365.
This English Premier League match between Everton and Bournemouth will be played on Oct 7, 2023 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best Everton vs Bournemouth prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.