Everton and Bournemouth both suffered defeats in the Premier League at the weekend.
A 2-0 defeat to Leicester was disappointing for Everton, but the late-game collapse against Leeds was much more damaging for Bournemouth.
It is four straight league defeats for the Cherries coming into this one.
Bournemouth needed a penalty shootout to beat Norwich in the last round, while Everton recorded a 1-0 win away to Fleetwood Town.
Neither team brings good form into this match.
Everton have one win in six, and Frank Lampard could be tempted to rotate with avoiding relegation obviously taking priority. The same goes for Gary O’Neil, though this match could be seen as an opportunity to bounce back from defeat at the weekend.
There is just one point between these sides in the Premier League table. Both teams are low on confidence and could approach this match with considerable caution.
Total Goals: Under 2.5
Four of Bournemouth’s seven home matches this season have produced two or fewer total goals.
Everton hit the under more than any other Premier League side, with just four of their 14 fixtures producing three or more goals.
The two teams have combined to score just 26 goals so far in the league. While Bournemouth have leaked goals on occasion, they have also shown some resolute defence at times. Everton have conceded just 14, fourth fewest in the Premier League.
Total Corners: Over 9.5
Everton’s matches average the most total corners in the Premier League. The Toffees concede almost eight per fixture, more than anyone else, but they are around middle-of-the-pack in corners won.
Only Everton and Nottingham Forest concede more than Bournemouth. The Cherries don’t tend to earn many, but their fixtures still average nine in total. Everton’s matches are up at 12.7.
There’s value on over 9.5 corners at 4/5 – both sides have seen 10+ in their last two.
All odds are subject to change