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Premier League – Everton vs Arsenal: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

The pressure is on at Goodison Park as Everton and Arsenal lock horns in what can only be described as a must-win affair for both clubs.

Off the back disappointing midweek defeats, neither side will want to give the other an inch here. Everton are arguably under the most pressure. A 4-1 Merseyside derby defeat to Liverpool has left Rafael Benitez in the spotlight. With the Blues down in 16th in the Premier League table and on a run of six losses in seven games, the manager must deliver a result.

As for Arsenal, the seventh-placed Gunners will be determined to bounce back from a 3-2 loss to Manchester United and reclaim fifth from Tottenham.

Our tip

Stats and facts for Everton and Arsenal in Premier League.

  • Everton has lost the last 3 matches in a row;
  • Everton did not win the last 8 matches in a row;
  • Everton did not win the last 4 matches in a row at home;
  • Everton has lost in the last 6 of 7 matches.
  • Arsenal scored in the last 9 of 11 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Arsenal’s last 3 of 5 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Arsenal’s last 2 of 4 matches.

Current form — Everton v. Arsenal

The Toffees are in serious trouble

Their upcoming match presents yet another opportunity for Everton to end their miserable run of results. Rafael Benitez’s side have had to endure a tough spell in their last 3 matches from which, they have nothing to show. They were beaten 3-0 by Manchester City, before Brentford ran out 1-0 winners. A third defeat on the trot followed against Liverpool, who came out 4-1 winners.

The Gunners look out of sorts

Arsenal will hope to regain their form before last month’s international break. Mikel Arteta’s side are a bit back and forth at the moment, and sadly they are more back than forth. Against Liverpool they got beaten by a 4-0 score, before winning 2-0 against Newcastle. They were back on loser street last time out, in a 3-2 defeat against Manchester United.

How do the bookies see it?

The two teams appear evenly matched by the bookies, but current form makes Arsenal our choice for a win. At the time of writing, a win for Everton gets you odds 3.75, while a draw could add 3.65 to an accumulator. Depending on your preferred betting strategy, you could also opt for the away win for Arsenal at 2.25.

Everton v. Arsenal — fixture history

The latest match between these teams was a close affair with Everton nicking a slender 1-0 victory.

The Toffees head into their upcoming match against Arsenal with a 40% winning record in recent Premier League meetings. In 10 encounters, that amounts to a 4-1-5 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 50%. Your betting strategy should take this h2h statistic into consideration, before adding a result to a possible accumulator.

The past 10 matches between Everton and Arsenal have largely been entertaining matches. With more than two goals coming out 6 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals this coming Monday.

Current table in the Premier League

Looking at the Premier League standings right now, the difference between these opponents is 8 points. Everton cannot squeeze past their opponents in the standings anytime soon, but will be eager to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Arsenal, currently seventh on 23 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents on Monday.

Top goalscorer

Despite having scored just once lately, Demarai Gray is one of the players from Everton who we expect to be hitting the net again quite soon. Similarly, Arsenal have Emile Smith-Rowe on top of the list with 3 goals to his account at this point.