This Sunday afternoon, Arsenal welcome Everton at the Emirates hopeful they will be able to keep up with the tradition and remain unbeaten against Toffees in London. I’m now going to discuss their changes in this Arsenal vs Everton match preview. And if you wanna make some easy cash, make sure to read the betting tips at the bottom!
Let’s start with the good news for the Gunners. Their players have been in a very good form lately, winning three games in a row. What’s not so great is that they’ve allowed at least a goal in all those matches, even though they played against some real underdogs like West Ham, Cardiff, and Newcastle.
Speaking of Arsenal’s poor defending, this team has conceded in every single Premier League match this season. And that’s something that shouldn’t surprise you if you watched any of their games. Watching Arsenal play is like watching ex footballers playing a charity match – there are absolutely no hard tackles as if everyone is making sure no one gets hurt. And you can’t play like that in the Premier League.
But, even if they tried to play more aggressively in defense, I honestly doubt players like Mustafi and Nacho Monreal could do much. They’re just not strong enough. Okay, Arsenal do have Papastathopoulos, who’s a real physical player. The bad news is that he’s not that good in the air.
Another bad news for Arsenal is that they have some problems with injuries at the back. Koscielny is out, same as Kolasinac and Jenkinson. On top of that, the defenders who are injury-free might feel tired as Arsenal played a Europa League game this Thursday. What gives them hope is that Everton have even bigger problems with player fitness.
The situation in Everton is really disastrous. I’m not talking about their morale nor the atmosphere in the locker-room – all’s fine in that regard. What I’m saying is that they lack players. There is only a handful of first team players who aren’t struggling with fitness at the moment, so Marco Silva may need to pick someone from the reserves.
Apart from the injured players, good news for Everton is that Richarlison, their top scorer, is back in team after suspension. There’s also an issue in the midfield, where Schneiderlin might feel distressed as his father died last week.
All of these problems make the Toffees big underdogs against Arsenal in the eyes of bookies. And the bookies are right to think that, especially because we saw Everton losing to West Ham last weekend at their own turf, the Goodison Park.
Now they’re playing an away game, which is something that they’re not too good at. Last season in the Premier League, they won only three out of 19 away matches.
- Laurent Koscielny (injury)
- Sead Kolasinac (injury)
- Carl Jenkinson (injury)
- Ainsley Maitland-Niles (injury)
- Michael Keane (injury)
- Andre Gomes (injury)
- Seamus Coleman (injury)
- Jamie McCarthy (injury)
- Yerry Mina (injury)
- Phil Jagielka (injury)
Cech – Papastathopoulos, Mustafi, Bellerin, Monreal – Ramsey, Torreira, Xhaka – Mkhitaryan, Lacazette, Aubameyang
Pickford – Zouma, Holgate, Jonjoe Kenny, Baines – Schneiderlin, Gana, Sigurdsson – Walcott, Calvert-Lewin, Tosun
Arsenal vs Everton Match Prediction
Everton’s injury problems are so serious that I just can’t see them avoiding a defeat on Sunday. Of course, this doesn’t mean that they won’t be able to score. Considering how poor the Gunners are at the back, it won’t be a surprise if Toffees manage to put away at least one goal.
Arsenal vs Everton Betting Tips
- Arsenal @1.47 (William Hill)
- BTS @1.62 (bet-at-home)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.50 (Unibet)