Everton vs Arsenal Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Everton vs Arsenal in Premier League.
Everton vs Arsenal Match Preview
Two sides struggling for form and desperate for a win will clash at the Goodison Park on Sunday, October 22 with Everton looking to get one better than Arsenal. With both managers looking for a win to get some breathing space from critics, this Everton vs Arsenal fixture promises to be a humdinger.
The Toffees have been one of the top spenders in England – if not Europe – in the summer to overhaul their squad. However, after eight games, they find themselves 16th in the Premier League table with eight points and just two above the relegation zone. The midweek 2-1 loss to Lyon in the Europa League didn’t help matters either as manager Ronald Koeman finds himself in a tough corner. A loss to Gunners could well spell the end of his Goodison Park career and Koeman will definitely look for improvements. But, his side is without a win in their last four matches and have just two wins out of 12 matches in all competitions.
Frankly speaking, Arsene Wenger is in no better place with his side struggling to keep pace with the table toppers. The Gunners have 13 points from eight matches and currently sit sixth in the table, nine points from Manchester City. Last week’s dramatic 2-1 loss at Watford put further doubts on their title credentials – if not on their ability to finish in top-four. Arsenal kept their perfect record in the Europa League after Thursday’s narrow victory against Red Star Belgrade but they have been very poor on the road. The Gunners have conceded nine goals in their six away games and kept just two clean sheets. But with a faltering Everton in sight, Wenger can expect his side to push for a victory.
Everton vs Arsenal H2H
Arsenal dominate the head to head record with 103 wins, 45 draws and 60 losses in 208 encounters across competitions. In their last six meetings, Arsenal have won five losing just once; both teams scoring goals in four of those.
Everton vs Arsenal Team News
Morgan Schneiderlin is a major doubt for Everton after getting injured against Lyon while Aaron Lennon remains sidelined. James McCarthy could be pushing for a starting berth after returning for the Under 23s on Tuesday.
Danny Welbeck and Laurent Koscielny are both doubts while Francis Coquelin and Mathieu Debuchy are both available for selection.
Everton vs Arsenal Probable Line-ups
Everton: Pickford, Baines, Jagielka, Keane, Holgate, Gueye, Besic, Calvert-Lewin, Sigurdsson, Vlasic, Rooney.
Arsenal: Cech, Holding, Monreal, Mertesacker, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Ramsey, Bellerin, Sanchez, Ozil, Lacazette.
Everton vs Arsenal Predictions
Arsenal’s struggles to keep clean sheets away from home coupled with Everton’s poor form make picking an Arsenal win an interesting one. More than that, what looks prudent is to back both sides to find the back of the net. Giroud has been the saving grace for Wenger with some crucial goals already this season. In this match wee could see another goal from the French striker, so that’s the another optional betting tip for the match between Everton vs Arsenal.