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Bournemouth vs Everton preview, predictions & possible XIs

By J Smith

Bournemouth vs Everton preview, predictions & possible XIs

Published: 11:16, 13 September 2019

Everton head to Bournemouth on Sunday looking to win back-to-back Premier League games for the first time since April.

To do so, they’ll have to beat the Cherries on their own patch for the first time in the league, although a rejuvenated attack containing the likes of Alex Iwobi and Moise Kean should help.

Eddie Howe’s side, meanwhile, have won just one of their first four league games of the new season, losing to Manchester City and Leicester City in the previous two outings, while they were also taken all the way to penalties by Forest Green in the League Cup second round.

Read on for Bournemouth vs Everton predictions, team news and TV coverage information.

When is Bournemouth vs Everton and where can I watch live?

Competition: Premier League

Venue: Vitality Stadium

Date: Sunday, 15 September 2019

Kick-off: 2:00 PM BST

TV coverage (UK): Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League

Last five meetings: Bournemouth vs Everton

13 Jan 2019: Everton 2-0 Bournemouth (Premier League)

25 Aug 2018: Bournemouth 2-2 Everton (Premier League)

30 Dec 2017: Bournemouth 2-1 Everton (Premier League)

23 Sep 2017: Everton 2-1 Bournemouth (Premier League)

04 Feb 2017: Everton 6-3 Bournemouth (Premier League)

Aggregate Score: Bournemouth (LDWLL) 8-13 Everton (WDLWW)

Ones to watch

Bournemouth: Harry Wilson

Scorer of wonder goals at Derby County last season, Harry Wilson has kicked off his Premier League career in fine fashion at Bournemouth this term.

The Liverpool loanee fired a deflected shot in off the post during his Premier League debut against Aston Villa before putting a stunning free-kick past Man City’s Ederson the following weekend to show he really can beat the very best.

On his day, Wilson is a pleasure to watch, with his flawless technique giving him an effortless grace and swagger that very few can match, while we all know what happens if you give him space within 30 yards of goal.

Sunday gives him a chance to inflict further hurt on a Premier League defence and the Wales international is undoubtedly relishing the prospect of facing his parent club’s rivals. The Toffees had better be on their guard.

Key stat: No player has scored more goals from outside the box than Harry Wilson (2) in Europe’s top five leagues this season.

Everton: Michael Keane

Tuesday night was one to forget for Michael Keane.

There’s no getting away from it, that mistake against Kosovo was a howler. The Everton defender had a clear view of the space around him and simply shouldn’t have attempted the pass to Harry Maguire.

That said, the sheer level of criticism he’s received has been nothing short of laughable. The former Man Utd man has been almost impeccable at the back for Everton over the past 12 months, becoming one of the most improved centre-backs in the Premier League.

This mistake should be taken in isolation against the backdrop of a number of commanding performances for Everton, where he is imperious in the air, deceptively quick in covering behind his backline and more competent on the ball than his frame would have you believe.

But, of course, it’s up to Keane to prove that to us all now, starting on Sunday.

Key stat: Michael Keane has won 215 aerial duels in the Premier League since the start of last season, at least 84 more than any other Everton player.

Team news


Charlie Daniels, Lewis Cook, David Brooks and Dan Gosling are all expected to be long-term absentees and definitely won’t feature in this match.

Centre-back Chris Mepham is a doubt after coming off injured for Wales during the international break but both he and Adam Smith still have a good chance of recovering in time.

Predicted XI: Ramsdale; Smith, Mepham, Cook, Ake; H. Wilson, Billing, Lerma, Fraser; King, Wilson.

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The Toffees are relatively clear of injury, with their only notable absence being summer signing Jean-Philippe Gbamin, who is recovering from a thigh problem. Reserve goalkeeper Jonas Lossl will also miss out with a calf injury.

Predicted XI: Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne; Gomes, Delph; Iwobi, Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Kean.

Squawka prediction

Iwobi has added a new dimension to Marco Silva’s attack but that backline needs tightening up if they’re to hold out a Bournemouth side stacked with attacking talent. Everton have never won here in the Premier League but their new-look forward line could change that this weekend.

Scoreline prediction: Bournemouth 1-2 Everton