Everton vs Arsenal Predictions, Betting Tips & Preview
Everton and Arsenal come into this game on the back of Europa League ties with very differing outcomes. Everton were beaten at home against Lyon and spent most of the game second best, whilst Arsenal will be pleased with the character shown by their young guns to win in tough surroundings in Serbia.
Game: Everton vs Arsenal
Venue: Goodison Park
Kick-off: Sunday 22nd October, 1.30PM
The pressure is mounting on Ronald Koeman with Everton’s home performances and results so far this season keeping the peace. Losses to Spurs and an in-form Burnley side were disappointing but not unforgivable, as it’s the Toffees away form that has been the main problem so far this season.
In the modern day madness where managers last as long as the halftime break, their may be no way back for Koeman if Everton start dropping more points at home. After spending £140m in the summer, it isn’t unfair for Everton fans to be expecting a bit more quality from their team, and a fortunate win over Bournemouth and a League Cup victory over Championship Sunderland remain their only two successes in 12 games.
Everton are priced as the underdog at best odds of 14/5 with Betfred here, whilst the draw is available at 13/5 with Bet365. Arsenal had been narrow odds on favorite but are currently 21/20 also with Bet365.
Just the odds are a marker of how far Everton have fallen. This is a fixture that has been much more tightly priced in previous seasons with the Toffees even being favoured. Everton have won two and drawn two of Arsenal’s last five trips to this ground, but overall the Gunners have held the advantage. This is a more fragile Everton team than we’re used to and Arsenal were in good form prior to the Watford loss, which could only motivate them.
Back our Free Betting Tip: Arsenal to win at 21/20 with Bet365
You can attempt to defend Everton by pointing our their extremely tough fixture list to start the season, but what do you spend such vast amounts of money for if not to compete with such teams. Everton just look shy of goals without Lukaku, and the losing side have often been kept out in this fixture.
Back our Score Prediction: Arsenal to win 2-0 at 10/1 with Betfred
Arsenal have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven games including in a tough trip to Stamford Bridge and Thursday nights challenge in Europe. We saw Everton struggle to deal with pace on the counter on Thursday evening and Arsenal are capable of hurting them in the same way. Lacazette has registered in half of his Arsenal games so far.
Back our Scorer Prediction: Back Alexandre Lacazette at 13/10 with Betfair