The pressure is off for both teams.
Last updated: April 26, 2016 by Leon Marshal
|Coverage:||Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live|
|Competition:||The Premier League|
Everton recently failed to reach the final of The FA Cup, losing 1-2 to Manchester United. Moreover, The Toffees are lying in 11th position in the standings of the Premiership with 41 points collected (the same number as Bournemouth) and Everton are now only playing for the prestige. But, Roberto Martinez’s players have an awful home record, they have only won 4 of 17 games.
The situation is exactly the same for Bournemouth. The Cherries have already accomplished their mission of securing their place in The Premier League for next season. With 3 games left until the end of the season, Bournemouth should only be performing for their fans enjoyment!
The bookmakers expect Everton to record a victory against Bournemouth at Goodison Park. These two teams have met twice this season. The Cherries put in a great performance against The Toffees in The Premier League and managed to record a draw in the very last seconds of the match at The Vitality Stadium (3-3). But they lost 0-2 against the same opponents in The FA Cup. This will be the first visit to Goodison Park for Bournemouth.
Ramiro Funes Mori was shown a red card in the match against Liverpool and now the Argentinian will miss the match through suspension.
Seamus Coleman and Browning of Everton are injured for The Toffees. Coleman has a hamstring problem, while Browining is suffering from a knee injury.
Adam Smith, who is a key Bournemouth player has an inguinal hernia and will miss all the remaining matches this season.
Harry Arter and Tyrone Mings are the other injured players in Bournemouth’s squad. Both will be unavailable for the upcoming game against Everton.
Quotes of the week
Roberto Martinez (Everton) :
“If I had been given 10 years to work with Everton by being mediocre I would not accept that.”
Eddie Howe (Bournemouth) :
“It was an even game, certainly for the first half I thought we were terrific.”
|Everton (4-2-3-1):||Robles, Stones, Baines, Jagielka, Oviedo, Barry, Deulofeu, McCarthy, Barkley, Lennon, Lukaku.|
|Subs||Howard, Osman, Kone, Niasse, Pienaar, Cleverley, Mirallas.|
|Not available:||Ramiro Mori|
|Bournemouth (4-4-1-1):||Boruc, Daniels, Cook, Elphick, Francis, Gosling, Ritchie, Surman, Gradel, King, Wilson.|
|Subs||Federici, Pugh, Iturbe, Distin, Afobe, Grabban, Stanislas.|
|Injured:||Mings, Smith, Arter.|
So far this season
|Everton this season||Bournemouth this season|
|4 (5)||(at home) Wins (away)||5 (6)|
|6-2 vs. Sunderland||Biggest win||3-0 vs. Norwich|
|5 (9)||(at home) Draws (away)||4 (4)|
|8 (3)||(at home) Losses (away)||9 (7)|
|0-4 to Liverpool||Biggest Defeat||1-5 to Man City and Tottenham|
|Lukaku (18)||Top scorer||King (6)|
|Deulofeu (8)||Assist Leader||Ritchie (6)|
|Y40, R5||Discipline||Y51, R1|
|10||Failures to score||11|
|19||Both Teams to Score Games||20|
|18||Over 2.5 Games||20|
|16||Under 2.5 Games||15|
- There has been the option of ‘over 2.5 goals scored’ in Bournemouth’s last 7 matches in The Premier League. Their last 3 matches finished with the ‘both teams to score’ option.
- The Toffees have failed to win their last 7 games in The Premiership. Only Aston Villa are in worse form than Everton!
- The Cherries have conceded at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 Premier League matches. They have conceded 16 goals in these games.
- Bournemouth have only lost 1 of their last 7 matches away from The Vitality Stadium in The Premier League. So, they are very successful when playing away from home!
Head to Head
|Last 5 meetings between the two sides|
|Date||Competition||Game Result||First Goal-scorer|
|20/02/16||The FA Cup||Bournemouth 0-2 Everton||R. Barkley 55′|
|28/11/15||The Premier League||Bournemouth 3-3 Everton||Ramiro Funes Mori 25′|