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Everton v Bournemouth
In a high-stakes showdown, Everton will clash with Bournemouth at Goodison Park, with their Premier League survival hanging in the balance. The Toffees are on the cusp of preserving their top-flight status for the remarkable 69th consecutive season, a feat only surpassed by Arsenal. However, a slip-up against Bournemouth could open the door for both Leeds United and Leicester City, who are breathing down their necks in the relegation zone.
Everton enters this crucial encounter with a sense of control, having displayed solid form in the final month of the campaign. With only champions Manchester City managing to overcome them in their last four Premier League matches, Everton has every reason to believe they can secure the vital victory. Yet, Everton fans must be wary of their team’s recent struggles in season finales, having lost five out of their last six (with one draw), including a defeat to Bournemouth at Goodison Park in the 2019/20 season.
Bournemouth, on the other hand, holds a favorable recent record against Everton, having won their last four competitive encounters. Notably, in each of those matches, Bournemouth found the net three or more times. However, their attacking prowess has diminished in recent games, scoring one or fewer goals in five of their last six Premier League outings.
The Cherries have already secured their own Premier League survival, and their recent three-game losing streak suggests they might have eased off the gas pedal. Nevertheless, with five away wins to their name this season, matching their highest tally of six would provide them with added motivation to triumph and potentially assist Leeds and Leicester in their battle against relegation.
Players to watch
With Dominic Calvert-Lewin likely sidelined due to injury, Everton may look to Demarai Gray to spearhead their attack. Gray has been in decent form this season, scoring six goals, including one against Bournemouth. Meanwhile, Jaidon Anthony, who has found the net in both of his encounters with Everton this season, will aim to end his goal drought for the Cherries.
Everton v Bournemouth Statistics and Permutations
An interesting statistic worth noting is that Bournemouth’s last draw dates back to February 11th against Newcastle. Since then, every other team has registered at least one draw, with Everton leading the pack with six stalemates during that period.
In terms of Everton’s survival scenarios: a win guarantees their safety regardless of other results, a draw would be enough if Leicester City fails to win and Leeds United fails to win by at least three goals. However, if Everton draws and either Leicester or Leeds secure a victory, Everton would be relegated. Lastly, a loss would still ensure Everton’s safety if both Leicester and Leeds fail to win, but they would face relegation if either of the two teams emerges victorious.
With everything at stake for Everton and the possibility of Bournemouth playing the role of a potential spoiler, this match promises to fill Goodison with tension and nerves. All eyes will be on Everton, can they do it?
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