Premier League: Bournemouth vs Everton preview

Bournemouth are looking to extend their perfect start to the season but this time they will face a very difficult opponent, Everton will visit the Vitality Stadium on Saturday. Last season Bournemouth grabbed a 2-1 victory over Everton at home, with both goals scored by Ryan Fraser, after the Toffees had won the reverse fixture 2-1. Overall, Everton have won four of the last seven direct clashes in all competitions, but the Cherries won two out of four at home and lost only once in front of their own fans.

Bournemouth had the best possible start to the Premier League season, they won two out of two and they are tied at the top of the table with the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham. They did have a good schedule, though, they started with a 2-0 home win over Cardiff and then won 2-1 at struggling West Ham. Saturday's match against Everton will be their first real test of the season, and they will have to face it without suspended Diego Rico and injured Junior Stanislas.

Everton are not at their best at the start of the season, they are trying to build a new team under manager Marco Silva and that will take time. They started with a 2-2 draw at Wolves and last weekend they secured a 2-1 home victory over Southampton, with new signing Richarlison scoring three goals in those two matches. Phil Jagielka is still suspended, he will serve the second of his three-match ban on Saturday, while James McCarthy and summer signing Yerri Mina are injured. Deadline day signings Andre Gomes and Bernard are still working on their fitness and they might not be ready for a place in the starting eleven yet.

Probable line-ups:

Bournemouth: Begovic - Smith, S. Cook, Ake, Daniels - Brooks, Gosling, L. Cook, Fraser - Wilson, King

Everton: Pickford - Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Baines - Gueye, Davies - Walcott, Sigurdsson, Richarlison - Tosun

My prediction: 2-2 draw, the last three games between these two sides had 15 goals scored, so I expect another entertaining match.

Here are the odds for the match at Bet365:

Bournemouth win - 2.60
Draw - 3.20
Everton win - 2.75

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