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24th Sep, 2016 | 12:24pm

Michael Owen predicts enthralling Bournemouth v Everton clash

By Harvey Byrne

Michael Owen has predicted goals in the clash between Bournemouth and Everton on Saturday.

The Toffees will travel to the south coast on Saturday and the two side’s battled to a 3-3 draw in the same fixture at Dean Court in the last campaign.

Former Liverpool striker and now BT Sport pundit Owen highlighted the previous encounter and the ex-England international stated that he expected to see goals again.

“The corresponding match finished 3-3 last season and I expect to see goals again,” Owen told the Bet Victor website.

“Both sides had disappointing results in the League Cup midweek and will look to bounce back in a game I am finding it difficult to choose a winner.”

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The Toffees had started life under Ronald Koeman well before the surprise 2-0 defeat against Championship side Norwich in midweek.

However, the Toffees were without star striker Romelu Lukaku and they can also wipe a clean slate under the EFL Cup.

In the league they have recorded four victories and one draw and currently sit in second place, two points behind league leaders Manchester City.

They added five players to their squad this summer with all having Premier League experience in Maarten Stekelenburg, Idrissa Gueye, Ashley Williams, Yannick Bolasie and Enner Valencia.

The Goodison Park outfit are looking to return to Europe after a disappointing 11th placed finish in the last campaign.

In other Everton team news, Koeman has reiterated that there is no way back for Oumar Niasse and claimed he “can’t understand” why the flop doesn’t leave the Toffees.