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Everton fancied to carry on strong at Bournemouth

Everton visit Bournemouth on Sunday aiming to build on their solid start to the new Premier League campaign.

The Toffees head into the weekend with seven points from their first four matches and in touching distance of the top four in the table.

They are priced at 7/5 to pick up three points at the Vitality Stadium and that looks to be one of the best UK offers in the latest round of matches.

Summer signing Jean-Philippe Gbamin remains on the sidelines with a thigh injury, but goalkeeper Jonas Lossl could be fit enough to return on the bench.

Manager Marco Silva has no other issues to contend with against a Bournemouth side that has been decimated by injuries.

Lewis Cook may return in midfield, but Simon Francis, David Brooks, Dan Gosling and Lloyd Kelly are all ruled out.

Junior Stanislas, Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld and Charlie Daniels are also injured, while Adam Smith and Chris Mepham face late fitness tests.

Everton will be eager to improve their away form this weekend, having failed to win any of their last five matches on the road in the Premier League.

They drew at Crystal Palace on the opening day of the season, before slipping to a disappointing defeat at newly-promoted Aston Villa.

However, Silva’s side played impressively in their last home match against Wolverhampton Wanderers and he will hope his side can continue in the same vein on their travels.

Everton have failed to win at Bournemouth in their previous four visits, winning two and drawing two since the Cherries returned to the top flight.

They blew a two-goal lead in the corresponding fixture back in August 2018, with the home side scoring twice in the last 15 minutes to secure a 2-2 draw.

A victory this weekend would set Everton up nicely for the next few weeks, with the fixture list looking relatively favourable for the Merseyside club.

Their home match against Manchester City on September 28 is undoubtedly the toughest test they’ll face, particularly given how the reigning champions have been playing this season.

However, fixtures against Sheffield United (H), Burnley (A), West Ham United (H) and Brighton & Hove Albion (A) offer Everton the chance to collect a significant amount of points before the end of October.

With the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea looking vulnerable, the Toffees have a golden opportunity to finish higher in the table this term.

A 12-15 point haul shouldn’t be beyond them from the next six matches and would keep them firmly in the mix to challenge for a top six spot. 

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