Although Everton may have shown some signs of a struggle at the start of the 2019/2020 campaign, the Blues appear to have found their feet before making the trip to Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon.
Picking up a 3-2 win over fellow European hopefuls Wolves prior to the international break, Marco Silva’s men have lost just one of their opening four contests and have their sights set on securing a European return.
On the flip side, while the Toffees might be searching for back-to-back victories in the top-flight, Bournemouth are a side low on both form and confidence.
Sunday’s hosts are coming off the back of consecutive 3-1 defeats against Manchester City and Leicester and have managed to land just a single victory prior to the break.
With Everton picking up a 2-0 win the last time the two sides met back in January, you will be interested to know that a similar outcome can be found at 12/1 at Bet365.
Bournemouth in need of a bounce
Although many around the South Coast believed that the Cherries would be hunting for a top-half finish this season, Bournemouth appear to be showing some signs of a hangover after their end to the 2018/2019 campaign.
Now suffering back-to-back 3-1 defeats against Leicester and defending champions Manchester City prior the break, Eddie Howe’s men have now managed to win just a trio of their last 13 matches against Premier League opposition.
Also showing some glaring defensive issues, Bournemouth’s chances of securing just their second top-half finish have taken a huge dent with the bookmakers.
Sunday’s hosts are currently priced at 3/1 with Bet365 to land a top-half finish, behind Wolves, Crystal Palace, and bitter rivals Southampton.
If the Cherries are to end their baron run this weekend, then Howe will be looking for last year’s Golden Boot winner Callum Wilson to lead their charge.
Scoring a consolation goal against Leicester last time out, the England international is at 15/8 with SkyBet to make it two in two on Sunday.
Everton finding their feet?
After deciding to once again spend big during the summer transfer window and breaking the £100million barrier, many around Goodison would have been concerned by Everton’s toothless start to the season.
Despite recording just a single strike in any of their opening three Premier League appearances, Marco Silva’s side bounced back in some style after picking up a 3-2 win over Wolves prior to the break.
Sunday’s guests can be found at 11/4 with Bet365 to secure a top-six finish come May, only behind Leicester who are at 2/1.
If the Toffees are looking to secure back-to-back top-flight victories, then Silva will be looking for his former Watford talisman Richarlison to cash in on his recent run of form.
Bagging a brace against Wolves prior to the break, last year’s Golden Boot winner at Goodison can be found at 2/1 with Ladbrokes to once again find the net this weekend.