Bournemouth takes on Everton on September 14, 2019, at the Vitality Stadium as round four of the EPL continues.
One decade after they went under administration, Bournemouth has earned a reputation as one of the regulars in the Premier League. It can be recalled that it was about this time in 2008 that Bournemouth was preparing to play in League Two. But since Eddie Howe has taken over as in charge, he has brought the Cherries back to the Premier League.
Despite heavy spending during the previous term, Bournemouth remained a middling team. They started the season well enough but could not sustain the pace because they played inconsistently throughout the entire season. This summer, the spending wasn’t like in previous years as Howe has chosen to do make the most with his existing lineup.
Bournemouth is tied for 16th in the Premier League with their -3 Goal Difference. The club has scored a total of five goals this season ( tied for 10th overall ) and they have conceded 8 total goals ( tied for 17th overall ) in four games played. They also rank 18th in the EPL with just one assist to boast.
Midfielder Harry Wilson has scored two goals already this season while forwards Joshua King and Callum Wilson each have one goal scored. The team’s lone assist was produced by Ryan Fraser and goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has allowed eight goals with 12 saves in four appearances.
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Everton was established in 1878 and they are one of the founding members of the English Premier League in 1992. The Toffees have played in the top division of English football for a record of 116 years, missing out the top flight only four times since the Football League was created in 1888. They have won the League Championship a total of nine times, 4th most all-time. They have also won the FA Cup five times and the UEFA Winners Cup once.
Ever since their history, Everton has struggled to find the right manager. They are hoping their current manager, Marco Silva, is the right man for the job after they finished 8th in the final table last season and beat teams like Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United. With the team in better health condition this year as compared to the previous one, look for Everton to exceed last year’s output. The Toffees head to this matchup as the soccer betting favorites.
Everton is ranked 7th in the Premier League in Goal Difference. They have scored four goals this season ( tied for 13th overall ) and have yielded a total of four goals during this term ( tied for 5th overall). Everton also ranks 7th in the league with a total of four assists this year.
Richarlison has found success early in the season with two goals in four appearances. Fellow midfielders Bernard and Alex Iwobi have scored one goal each for Everton. Defender Lucas Digne leads the team with two assists on the season while goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has conceded just four goals with 8 saves in four appearances.
Bournemouth ranks 15th in the current EPL table with a record of 1-1-2 SU in their first four assignments. They were forced to a 1-1 tie against Sheffield on opening week and won against Aston Villa in their second assignment, However, they have lost two in a row to Manchester City and Leicester City.
Everton has a record of 2-1-1 SU this season and is 6th in the current EPL standings. They drew with Crystal Palace on opening week and defeated Watford in their second assignment. They dropped their third match to Aston Villa and then they beat Wolverhampton in their last outing.
Everton has won five out of nine head to head matches against Bournemouth. The latter has won just twice in those nine meetings with the other two matches ending in a draw. Everton beat Bournemouth 2-0 in their last meeting last January 13, 2019.
Bournemouth heads to this match having lost back to back matches. Everton is coming off a win over Wolverhampton and they are playing well at this stage of the season. Everton has Bournemouth’s numbers in head to head matchup and I think that trend will continue here. The team with better form wins this match and that team is Everton. Prediction: Everton