Everton vs Bournemouth H2H: Calvert-Lewin on hot goal streak

Nobody associated with the blue half of Merseyside will ever forget the last Everton vs Bournemouth H2H in a hurry. For the third time in the Premier League era, and the first time since 1998, Everton went into the final match in danger of losing their top-flight status.

They survived by the skin of their teeth, but the troubles that have dogged the club in recent times remain firmly in-situ. The Toffees lost 2-1 to newly-promoted Luton Town at Goodison Park last week, but they were joined in their misery by the Cherries, who were crushed 4-0 at home by Arsenal.

Everton vs Bournemouth H2H: Calvert-Lewin on hot goal streak
Everton fans invade the pitch after securing their safety by beating Bournemouth 1-0 on the 2022/23 PL final day. Picture date: Sunday May 28, 2023 – Photo by Icon Sport

Everton vs Bournemouth H2H Record

Everton and Bournemouth have faced off 17 times in total, with the Toffees edging it for wins:

  • Everton Wins: 9
  • Draws: 2
  • Bournemouth Wins: 6

They first met in the FA Cup in the 1936/37 season, where Everton thrashed Bournemouth, formerly known as Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic, 5-0. All meetings were in cup competitions before the Cherries were promoted to the PL in 2015/16, and the pair have had plenty of entertaining encounters since.

The 6-3 result at Goodison in 2017 stands out, where ex-Toffees striker Romelu Lukaku bagged four goals.

Everton vs Bournemouth H2H: Calvert-Lewin on hot goal streak
Everton's Romelu Lukaku scored four goals in a 6-3 PL win against Bournemouth on February 4th 2017. Photo: Icon Sport

Last time out…

Everton beat Bournemouth 1-0 on the 2022/23 PL's final day in May to secure safety. Leeds United and Leicester City were in a three-way tussle with the Toffees to see which two ended up relegated, and the latter survived. Abdoulaye Doucoure's goal before the hour mark was enough to keep Everton in 17th, despite Leicester beating West Ham United 2-1.

Everton vs Bournemouth H2H: Potential MVP

Everton vs Bournemouth H2H: Calvert-Lewin on hot goal streak
Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin scores their side's first goal of the game against Luton. Picture date: Saturday September 30, 2023. – Photo by Icon Sport

Dominic Calvert-Lewin got himself on the scoresheet despite Everton losing to Luton, and he has netted in three consecutive games in all competitions.

His overall stats in the previous matchday were impressive, as he ranked first for shots taken (six) and second for big chances (two) in the fixture.

Calvert-Lewin has scored twice against Bournemouth in six previous appearances, and will be hoping to add to his tally this weekend. He was given his first PL start in three matches by Sean Dyche against Luton, and looks to have fully recovered from the cheekbone fracture he suffered in the 4-0 loss at Aston Villa in August.

It is hard to keep Calvert-Lewin fit at the best of times, but when he is starting matches and is in the goalscoring mood that he is, it is hard to back against him making an impact.

Everton vs Bournemouth H2H: Calvert-Lewin on hot goal streak
Everton's Abdoulaye Doucoure celebrates scoring the winning goal against Bournemouth which ensured the Toffees' PL safety – Photo by Icon Sport

Everton: Players in focus

Abdoulaye Doucoure – Goals from midfield

Doucoure is Everton's main source for goals from midfield, and already has two this season on top of his dramatic winner against Bournemouth in May.

Arnaut Danjuma – A former Cherry

Danjuma had a tremendous spell at Bournemouth in 2020/21, netting 15 goals and supplying seven assists in the Championship, and will be looking for revenge after the Cherries sold him to Villarreal.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin – On a scoring streak

Calvert-Lewin is on a three-game scoring streak, and will hope to make it four at Goodison on Saturday.

Everton vs Bournemouth H2H: Calvert-Lewin on hot goal streak
2nd September 2023; Gtech Community Stadium, Brentford, London, England; Premier League Football, Brentford versus Bournemouth; Justin Kluivert of Bournemouth – Photo by Icon sport

Bournemouth: Players in focus

Justin Kluivert – Still not off the mark

Kluivert is still yet to score for Bournemouth since arriving from AS Roma this summer, and will be desperate to open his account at Goodison.

Milos Kerkez – Wanting to make amends

New left-back signing Kerkez was given a torrid time by Arsenal's Bukayo Saka in the previous matchday, and will be looking to make amends.

Dominic Solanke – The biggest threat

Despite all the new signings, Solanke remains Bournemouth's biggest threat with four goals this season, and could be useful from set pieces – Arsenal and Luton have already exposed Everton from corners at Goodison.

Everton vs Bournemouth H2H: Calvert-Lewin on hot goal streak
It could be the ‘battle of the Dominics' at Goodison – Photo by Icon Sport

Everton vs Bournemouth H2H – Final Prediction

With both teams struggling for wins this season – only one between them in their opening seven PL games – expect a draw in this one. Calvert-Lewin will be hungry to continue his scoring streak, and so back him to score at Goodison.

We're saying a 1-1 draw with Calvert-Lewin to score.

Adam Clancy

Adam is a lead writer on Football Whispers. He is a big Arsenal fan, and also follows his local club Wealdstone, made famous by The Wealdstone Raider, of whom he has interviewed. Adam also follows darts, boxing, cricket and tennis, among many other sports.