Expert Tipster Prediction: Sunday’s clash at Goodison Park pits together two sides currently next to each other in the Premier League table with 21 matches gone. But while that fact would suggest a tight affair, it’s fair to say The Cherries are somewhat on the wane. Everton look a good price here at 8/11 and I’d back them to win at those odds.
Bournemouth’s defence has been incredibly slack in recent weeks, as highlighted by the unfortunate fact that they’ve conceded 15 times in their last four outings. They face a trip to Merseyside this weekend, and an encounter with an Everton team that would struggle to be more inconsistent if they tried. The Toffees shipped six goals at home to Spurs recently before sticking five past Burnley the following week. Those two performances are indicative of the the two extremes this Everton side have in them, which must be incredibly frustrating for fans. The visit of Bournemouth looks a welcome task for Everton given the form their visitors are in, but only if Marco Silva’s men turn up. If they do, then 8/11 on a home win will look great value come Sunday evening.
What are the best odds on Everton winning here? 8/11 with Paddy Power.
I’ll admit this might look a bold bet to some observers but I seriously question whether Bournemouth can put a stop to the defensive lapses that have blighted them in recent games. In fact, only three teams in the Premier League have conceded more goals than The Cherries and that will rightly be a concern for Eddie Howe. There’s no doubt their hosts will have this down as a great opportunity to take maximum points and at the very least exploit a back line clearly short of confidence. As already stated, I expect Everton to make it half a dozen home wins in the league and dispatch Bournemouth in clinical fashion. Okay, they’ve hardly been free-scoring in recent weeks but we know they’re capable of doing so when everything clicks. For that reason, I’m drawn in by the 21/10 available on The Blues notching three goals or more. Let’s see if they justify my faith!
What are the best odds on Everton to score 3+? 21/10 with Coral.
I’d say 8/11 on Everton winning here looks a fair price even if they’ve not been firing on all cylinders in recent weeks. Bournemouth are 7/2 outsiders and will be looking to arrest a mini slump of four successive games without a win. The draw – something Everton haven’t done since early December – is 12/5 in several places.
Both teams to score seems a reasonable shout on this occasion, and this is a 4/5 poke with a number of firms.