Last Updated on May 24, 2023 10:33 pm by Erwin Noguera
Everton will play the most important match of the season next Sunday, the 28th, against Bournemouth. The objective is clear and defined: to win and guarantee permanence in the Premier League.
The Toffees’ opponents no longer have great pretensions for this last game. With 39 points, the most the Cherries can achieve could be the 13th place. It would not guarantee classification for European competition, but the prize would be a little better.
Leicester and Leeds, both on 31 points, are desperate to escape the relegation zone in the last round and will be rooting for Everton to lose or draw their game. The support of the fans will be essential to help the team through this difficult time.
Sunday, May 28th – 11:30 AM ET at Goodison Park
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Why Bet on Everton?
Everton are two games without a win. Since beating Brighton, 5-1, a few weeks ago, the team seems anesthetized and without the strength to react. Draws are not enough to guarantee permanence. They need to win to not depend on the results of Leeds and Leicester.
To achieve that victory, at such an important moment, the Toffes relied on its main players, who saved the team in crucial moments. Dwight McNeil scored 7 goals in the season, being Everton’s main offensive reference. Alex Iwobi was the one who contributed the most assists, giving important passes for his teammates to score goals. James Tarkowski has been outstanding in defense, despite the number of goals that the backline has conceded in recent games.
A cautious strategy should be what manager Sean Dyche should aim for. It’s no use launching the attack desperately, as Bournemouth has good strikers and can complicate the game.
In front of their fans, Everton should have the necessary motivation to beat the Cherries and continue enjoying next season in the best football league in the world.
Why Bet on Bournemouth?
Bournemouth will travel to Everton with a bag full of defeats. There are three games without a win, so they seem to have already entered into a holiday rhythm. With no chance of qualifying for any European competition, and no chance of being relegated to the Championship, the team seems to be suffering from a lack of purpose in these final matches.
The last victory won away from home was against Southampton, at the end of April, by the score of 1-0. Goalkeeper Neto has been the highlight of the team, defending impossible shots and providing security to the defense. In the attack sector, Solanke and Billing guarantee the goals: they have already scored 13 times this season.
With few risks to face in this last round, Bournemouth should play with a light team, little pressured, and very offensive.
Final Betting Analysis: Everton vs. Bournemouth
Everton is a massive institution of historic value in England and the world, being one of the dominant forces of the First Division in the Pre-Premier League era. However, mismanagement, lack of luck, and non-sensible transfers have brought the club to a pothole. Being a relegation contender some decades later was, surely, not in the minds of the directors of this football club when, along with Tottenham, Liverpool, Arsenal, and Manchester United, they pushed for the creation of the Prem.
Whatever the case, that is their reality. Although, luck seems to have smiled on them again, as they’ll face a Bournemouth team without a purpose in their judgment match. However, they must take measures to fix their way sooner rather than later, as luck may run out eventually. Being a relegation contender for some seasons and finally going down is a recipe for disaster, as many teams inside and outside England have shown over the years, like Sunderland, Nottingham Forest, Leeds, and Hamburg. All are massive clubs that had to live through long and painful periods in the lower divisions.
Go for a win for the Toffees and another pitch invasion on Sunday. Sad news for Leeds and Leicester.
If you put $100 into Everton’s win, you could get $46 back for a total payout of $146.