Everton vs. Bournemouth 7/26/20 EPL Soccer Prediction and Picks
Bournemouth (8-7-22) at Everton (13-10-14)
EPL Soccer: Sunday July 26th, 2020 at 11:00 AM (Goodison Park)
The Line: Everton +125 / Draw +275 / Bournemouth +!95 -- O/U: 3 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Everton plays host to Bournemouth in EPL soccer action from Goodison Park on Sunday morning.
Everton enters this match in 11th place with a record of 13 wins, 10 draws and 14 losses, tied with Southampton on 49 points after picking up a 1-0 win over Sheffield United last time out. In the win over Sheffield United, the first half saw no scoring but one yellow card was handed out to both sides by the end of the first 45 minutes. Richarlison gave Everton the lead in the 46th minute, and that was the only shot of Everton’s that would find the target in the second half. Sheffield wouldn’t find the target with any of their 5 attempts at goal, despite 57% possession and Everton would ride Richarlison’s marker all the way to the finish line. Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are tied for the team-high in scoring with 13 goals apiece while Lucas Digne has a team-high 7 assists this season. Jordan Pickford is Everton’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.24 goals per 90 minutes with 9 clean sheets in 37 league appearances this season. Bournemouth on the other hand, come into this match desperate for a win on 31 points in 19th place with a record of 8 wins, 7 draws and 22 losses following a 2-0 loss to Southampton last time out. In the loss to Southampton, Bournemouth fell behind in the 41st minute of play and dodged a bullet when Southampton had a chance to make it 2-0 but they’d miss from the penalty spot in the 59th minute. Bournemouth suffered the cruelest of heartbreaks when they had an equalizer canceled out in the 5th minute of second-half stoppage time after VAR found a player in an offside position in the buildup to the goal. Southampton would bury the match three minutes later with an insurance goal to push the lead to 2-0, securing the win and the points, leaving Bournemouth empty-handed at full time. Callum Wilson leads Bournemouth in scoring with 8 goals while Harry Wilson is close behind with 7 goals and Ryan Fraser has a team-high 4 assists this season. Aaron Ramsdale is Bournemouth’s #1 goaltender, conceding 1.67 goals per 90 minutes with 5 clean sheets in 36 league appearances this season.
Without question this game means more to Bournemouth, as the Cherries need a win to have a chance at survival , but they’ll still need a lot of help to get there. With that said, being stuck mid-table hasn’t stopped Everton from going out there and winning games, as we saw them put a huge dent in Sheffield’s hopes for Europa League for next year. I just think you’re going to see a lot of pressure from Bournemouth but I think with Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison, Everton are good enough to catch Bournemouth on the counter, so I’ll side with Everton on the ML here.