15 September 2019 – 14:00
Regular Season – Round 5
15 Sep – 14:00
Who will be the winner?
AFC Bournemouth and Everton face at Vitality Stadium, in a match for the 5th round of the Premier League. At this stadium, the head‑to‑head history favours the home team, since they have a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 5 matches. However, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 25‑08‑2018, in a match for the Premier League, they tied (2‑2). The goals of the match were scored by J. King (75′ ) and N. Aké (79′ ), for AFC Bournemouth, and by T. Walcott (56′ ) and M. Keane (66′ ), for Everton.
Analysis of AFC Bournemouth
The home team is currently in the 15th position of the league, with 4 points won, after 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Manchester City, by (1‑3). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Leicester City, by (3‑1). In the last 10 home matches AFC Bournemouth has won 3, tied 2 and lost 5. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches for this competition.
Bournemouth come to this game unmotivated after losing 3-1 at Leicester, registering the second straight game without winning in this Premier League: Callum Wilson scored the only goal of the team. We remember that the home team had beaten Aston Villa away from home on matchday two. Playing against a more developed club at all levels, coach Eddie Howe should keep a withdrawn team, waiting for the opponent in their defensive midfield. Right-winger Harry Wilson is the highlight of this team, with 2 goals and 1 assist. Out of this game are Francis, Kelly, Brooks, Gosling and Daniels, all injured.
Analysis of Everton
The away team is currently in the 6th position of the league, with 7 points won, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Aston Villa, by (2‑0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Wolverhampton Wanderers, by (3‑2). In the last 10 away matches Everton has won 2, tied 6 and lost 2.
Everton arrive for this match with a 3-2 home win over Wolverhampton, thus returning to triumphs after the defeat against Aston Villa: the team’s goals were signed by Iwobi and Richarlison (2). Due to the moment of confidence in the competition, the Portuguese manager, Marco Silva, is expected to lead to the field a completely offensive team, lined up in 4-3-3, with Iwobi, Richarlison and Dominic Calver-Lewin being the team’s most advanced men. Brazilian Richarlison is Everton’s top scorer, with 2 goals scored. The entire squad is available for this match.