Everton vs Bournemouth Match Preview

Goodison Park

Venue: Goodison Park

Date: 04/02/2017

Kick-off: 15:00 (BST)

Match

Everton welcome Bournemouth to Goodison Park for a Premier League encounter on Saturday and the Toffees will surely be keen on extending their six match unbeaten run with another good result on the day.

Following three consecutive victories, Everton could only manage a 1-1 draw against Stoke City but despite missing out on the win, a point against the Potters away from home can be seen as a decent result, especially with team above the Toffees’ in the table dropping points.

Now Everton prepare for an encounter against struggling Bournemouth on Saturday and manager Ronald Koeman should be quietly confident of his side claiming all three points from the encounter.

Everton Team News

Everton’s three man defence consisting of Ashley Williams, Ramiro Funes Mori and Mason Holgate along with goalkeeper Joel Robles have been performing extremely well over the past few weeks, and Koeman will surely continue with the same defensive lineup on Saturday as well.

Leighton Baines and Seamus Coleman are the first choice options in the wing back positions while there is a possibility of either Gareth Barry or Idrissa Gueye coming in at the defensive midfield area for Morgan Schneiderlin, who looked a bit rusty against Stoke.

Young Tom Davies is expected to continue in the lineup alongside fellow academy graduate Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku will be the man leading the line for Everton once again. The likes of Muhamed Besic, Yannick Bolasie and Dominic Calvert-Lewin remain unavailable due to injuries.

Probable Lineups

Everton (Probable XI): Robles; Funes Mori, Williams, Holgate; Coleman, Baines; Davies, Gueye, Barkley, Mirallas; Lukaku

Bournemouth (Probable XI): Boruc; Smith, Cook, Francis, Smith; Arter, Surman, King, Stanislas, Wilshere; Afobe

Last Meeting

24/09/2016 AFC Bournemouth 1 – 0 Everton

30/04/2016 Everton 2 – 1 AFC Bournemouth

Prediction

Everton suffered a very disappointing 1-0 defeat at the hands of Bournemouth when these two sides last squared off against each other and one can be sure that the Toffees will be intent on claiming revenge this time around.

Everton do look the stronger side ahead of the clash and are in a stronger run of form, and although Bournemouth will put up a challenge, expect the home side to claim a narrow victory.

Everton 2 – 1 Bournemouth

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