Bournemouth’s hiding at the hands of Man City last weekend was partly down to City’s excellence and partly down to their own weakneses. It was another case of them struggling against the leagues stronger sides where they’ve now lost 15/21 against top-half sides. At home they hold a W2-D1-L8 record, conceding 28 times while netting just 11 themselves.
With everyone marvelling about the quality of Liverpool and Man City’s football, Everton are slipping under the radar with four straight victories to sit second in the league. A contentious decision meant they had to come from behind against Middlesbrough last weekend and the Everton of last season probably would have folded but the immediate comeback proved their mentality has altered under Ronald Koeman.
Both of these sides were dumped out of the EFL Cup by Championship opposition midweek but its Bournemouth’s result we’re more worried about; that loss meant they’ve won just once in their last 11 in all competitions. In fact they’ve lost 10 of their last 14 in the league including four of six at Dean Court. Everton fluffed their chances of winning here last
term, throwing away a lead twice in a six-goal thriller but we don’t expect them to make the same mistake under Koeman. The Toffees look too good to ignore at odds-against.
Best Bet: Everton to Win at 2.05