One of the biggest 3-O-clock games this Saturday is undeniably the Everton and Bournemouth game, and with both teams enduring a fair number of losses in their opening games this season, they’ll be both keen to secure a win – with the competition expected to be fierce when the costal team head North to Everton’s stadium.
Everton’s season has been up and down, although thankfully, Omar Niasse managed to finally find the back of the net, after a long 12-month period at the club without scoring. The younger player, Dominic Calvert-Lewin also managed to score, bringing his future at the club into a more-positive light (some had said before, he’d be incapable of scoring).
However, while their last few appearances have looked good, the Toffees went on a disastrous losing-streak beforehand, with all four of their previous matches resulting in losses. Indeed, they’ve only managed one win in the Premier League since, with a 1-0 victory over Stoke – so Saturday, we’re likely to see them field their best team, yet.
The Cherries on the other hand, have managed to lose four of the last five games they’ve played in the Premier League, bringing a disappointing start for fans, and shareholders alike.
While they did manage to secure a win over Birmingham in the League Cup, Everton are a far-more competent team, and while Bournemouth have enjoyed victory against some big-name-teams in the past, we’re unlikely to see them do so here, as Everton will be playing a tough team, determined to bring a win forward in these crucial Premier League matches.
One of the big players that could impact the game is Wayne Rooney, and while he’s received a fair amount of bad-press in recent weeks (he was caught cheating on his wife, and also was arrested for drink driving by police in the United Kingdom), he received a standing ovation in the Blue’s most recent fixture at Old Trafford, and he got the season off to a stellar start, scoring in 4, or his 6 first matches.
He’ll likely continue his goal-scoring ways as we edge further into the season, and Saturday’s match against Bournemouth is a good chance for him to land one or more in the back of the net – so it’ll be interesting to see how he reacts.