Ademola Lookman and Bernard banged in the goals which gave Everton their narrow win over Lincoln City in the FA Cup last weekend although it wasn’t exactly convincing stuff from the Toffees against the League Two side. Nevertheless it brought to an end a two-match losing run and the Merseysiders will be aiming for a second consecutive victory for the first time this term, the bookmakers giving away free bets on Everton v Bournemouth.
Everton have suffered narrow defeats to the likes of Brighton & Hove Albion (1-0) and Leicester City (0-1) in recent weeks and boss Marco Silva won’t be too pleased with how things are panning out this season. They will clearly be eager to climb up the Premier League table and the visit of AFC Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon will give them a great chance to do just that.
Bournemouth have had plenty of woes of their own in recent weeks with the disappointing 3-1 defeat at home to Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup once again highlighting their defensive frailties. This was the Cherries’ third defeat in four competitive outings, the 3-3 draw with Watford hardly enough to lift the spirits too much ahead of some potentially tough assignments on the horizon.
Bournemouth have been leaking the goals with alarming regularity with three or more conceded in each of their last four games, therefore they will be eager to pick themselves up and keep the Toffees at bay this weekend. We don’t envisage them doing that however.
Indeed we’ll be siding with the Toffees to capitalise on Bournemouth’s woes and finally manage back-to-back wins for the first time in 2018/19, Coral Bookmakers going 11/5 on Everton to win and both teams to score.