Our prediction for this Premier League match:
After playing back-to-back draws with the likes of Newcastle United and Swansea City Everton will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they face Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium. The Toffees have been improving their game week by week ever since Sam Allardyce took over the reins and it has to be noted that they are on a seven-game unbeaten run in the national championship ahead of Saturday’s football match. Seeing that Everton’s away record is anything but impressive a close encounter is on the horizon and we predict the two teams are going to share the spoils in their last game of the year. It has to be noted that Everton attacker Wayne Rooney should recover in time to face the Cherries. In their last meeting at Vitality Stadium Bournemouth recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Everton, but we are tempted to put our money on draw this time out.
Highlighted Player (Joshua King):
Joshua King is a Norway international who plays for Premier League side Bournemouth as a striker. King was born in Oslo on January 15, 1992 and he started his career at the youth team of Romsas. In 2006 the Norwegian footballer moved to Valerenga and two years later he joined Premier League giants Manchester United. Nonetheless, he did not see any game action at Old Trafford as he was immediately sent on loan to Preston. Joshua King played for the likes of Borussia M’gladbach, Hull City and Blackburn Rovers on loan as well before signing a permanent deal with the Riversiders in January, 2013. The pacey attacker scored only three goals in 56 appearances in the league for Blackburn Rovers, but in 2015 Bournemouth chiefs decided to bring him to Vitality Stadium. Joshua King impressed in the 2016/2017 Premier League campaign, with the Norwegian striker scoring 16 goals in 36 appearances for the Cherries. King provided two assists for his teammates in the process as well.
Highlighted Team (Everton):
Everton are one of the two Merseyside giants that were formed back in 1878, with the club holding a long-standing rivalry with Liverpool. Everton have participated in the English top flight for a record 113 seasons, with the team competing in the English second tier in just four campaigns.
The Toffees play their home matches at Goodison Park, the stadium that was opened in 1892. Everton have won the national championship nine times, with the team winning their last domestic trophy back in 1987.
The Toffees have clinched five FA Cup trophies as well and it has to be noted that a victory over Manchester United in the 1994/1995 FA Cup final helped the team win their last title in the prestigious competition. Everton and Liverpool face each other in the Merseyside derby and the clash between the two local rivals has been called the Merseyside derby since 1955.
In the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign Everton were hammered by Liverpool (0-4) at Anfield.