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Everton v Arsenal Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

April 03, 2019

- Grant Whittington

Goodison Park - Premier League

Everton host Arsenal at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon, with both of these teams in decent nick as the season reaches its climactic weeks. The hosts are looking to make it three straight wins for the first time this season, while the Gunners are up into third after Monday’s victory over Newcastle.

Past Meetings

Arsenal have won the last four meetings between the sides, including a 2-0 triumph at the Emirates earlier this season. The Gunners thrashed the Toffees 5-1 and 5-2 in their two matches last term, while Everton’s last victory in this fixture was a 2-1 success on home soil in May 2017.

Team News

Marco Silva only has one injury concern coming into this game. Colombian defender Yerry Mina returned from the international break with a hamstring injury that’s set to keep him out for at least the next few weeks.

Opposing manager Unai Emery has a bigger injury list to content with. Aaron Ramsey, Granit Xhaka and Laurent Koscielny are all slight doubts, while Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck are injured. Lucas Torreira is also suspended.

Everton v Arsenal Preview and Predictions

Arsenal are going to have to improve on their poor away record if they want to get a result in this game, while Everton are looking to match their performance levels from their last match and a half. This fixture’s seen plenty of goals down the years, and it promises to be a lively one yet again.

Everton were a different team in the second half of their last home game against Chelsea, securing a 2-0 victory over Maurizio Sarri’s side. They backed that up with another solid 2-0 victory at West Ham, as they go in search of the consistency that’s eluded them all season.

The hosts start as the underdogs in the betting at 11/5, while Arsenal are priced at 13/10. The Gunners have won their last three matches in all competitions, but all of those fixtures were at home. Emery’s side have only won twice in their last 11 matches away from home, and that’s a concern as they look to secure a top-four finish.

Considering Arsenal’s frailties on the road, a draw could be on the cards this weekend. That’s available at 11/4, but don’t expect a quiet goalless affair. The score draw looks the likeliest outcome if this match ends with honours even.

Recommended Bets

Score draw at 7/2

Arsenal have struggled badly on the road all season, while Everton have been unable to put together a consistent run of victories. The Toffees are yet to win three times in a row this term.

Over 3.5 goals at 7/4

Three of the last four matches between these sides have produced over 3.5 goals, with their last 11 meetings seeing 41 goals in total - an average of 3.7 per game.

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