Everton know Premier League survival is in their own hands and with a win over Bournemouth, they can guarantee another season in the top division. Frank Lampard helped Everton secure safety last season and this year he couldn’t move the side on and ultimately got sacked earlier on this season.
Sean Dyche replaced Frank Lampard and has some what steadied the ship and managed to just put them in sight of surviving again, but Everton will face a Bournemouth side who have impressed in the 2nd half of the season under Gary O’Neill and earned they Premier League survival a few weeks ago.
With nothing to play for Bournemouth do become a tricky opponent as they have put in some outstanding wins to secure safety and ensured all three promoted teams remain in the Premier League.
In Dominic Solanke Bournemouth have a quick and mobile striker who can cause problems for defenders so Everton should not think this is a walkover by any means as any slip up can mean Leeds United can retain their place in the Premier League with a win and an Everton defeat.
Everton managed a late equaliser at Wolves courtesy of Mina and this has massively helped give them pole position to stay in the League. Dyche’s men put in a brilliant performance against Brighton to win 5-1 at the AMEX and then with a drew away at Wolves, enabled them to have matters in their own hands.
Dwight McNeill has been a key player for Everton adding to Jordan Pickford in goal, plus Conor Coady in defence. Everton must perform on Sunday and with a passionate home support, this can get them over the line for another season.
With nothing riding for Bournemouth, they can play their football and look to cause Everton problems with their free flowing young side, who can score.
|Everton||1/2 with Paddy Power|
|Draw||7/2 with Betfred|
|Bournemouth||6/1 with Bet365|
Everton know a win will secure safety and with nothing for Bournemouth to play for the odds have shortened on an Everton win to ½ which offers no value for punters given Everton aren’t a good side.
With the home crowd pushing Everton on to get the win to secure Premier League survival, this promises to be a tense game, but Everton can go on the attack to get an early leads and when the game opens up it could lead to plenty of goals being scored.
Our punters.pub bet of the way for Everton v Bournemouth is Everton to win and both teams to score at 11/5 with Bet365.