Our prediction for this Premier League match:
In spite of back to back defeats to Arsenal and Stoke City, AFC Bournemouth can be quite happy with how this season is panning out, considering that Eddie Howe's side sit four points above the dotted line at the moment. Said losses must have served as a blow to the players' confidence, meaning it will not be easy for the hosts to rediscover their form ahead of the FA Cup clash against Everton. Given that the Cherries manager fielded second string sides in previous two matches in the competition, he is widely expected to rest his star players all over again and keep them fresh for the difficult relegation battle in the Premier League. Everton, on the other hand, will want to make amends for the disappointing home loss to West Bromwich, as well as keep their title hopes alive after narrowly missing out on the Capital One Cup final. Just like he did in previous rounds, Roberto Martinez is predicted to field a very strong side, which is why we are backing the Toffees to emerge victorious.
Highlighted Player (Romelu Lukaku):
Romelu Lukaku Bolingoli, born on 13th of ay 1993 is a Belgian player with roots form Congo. Lukaku played for several youth teams before he got picked up by RSC Anderlecht. After playing for only 2 seasons for Anderlecht Chelsea picked him up for around12 million euro. Lukaku was never able to get a spot in the starting eleven of Chelsea and after playing for WBA he moved to Everton for approximately 35 million euro. Lukaku made his debut in February 2010 by the age of 16 and is one of the youngest players that player for the highest Belgian national team. The biggest achievement of Lukakui is winning the Eerste klasse in Belgium and the English FA Cup. With his strength and goal scoring abilities Lukaku can be considered as one of the deadliest strikers of the world. Nicknames for Lukaku are Big Rom and the Tank.
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.