Arsenal v Everton Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 23rd September

Arsenal v Everton Betting Preview, Odds & Tips 23rd September

Catello Cuomo (@CatelloCuomo3) previews Arsenal v Everton and provides us with his best bets for this Premier League clash, analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

Arsenal v Everton Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 23/09/18
  • Time: 16:00
  • Venue: Emirates Stadium
  • Channel: Sky Sports

Things might be starting to fall into place a little more for Unai Emery’s Arsenal. Two defeats in their first two games against defending champions Man City at home and Chelsea who were Champions the season before, maybe slowed the moving of the clouds that have been over the North London club for a number of years.

Some rays of light may be breaking through a little more after their 4-2 win against Vorskla in the Europa League made that 4 wins on the bounce. Four wins, 12 goals scored but no clean sheets. 27 goals in his first 6 matches as Arsenal manager and this is exactly what you will see from an Unai Emery team.

In 565 at PSG, Sevilla, Spartak Moscow and Valencia, Emery has seen a total of 1773 goals, that's an average of 3.13 per game; he’s already coasting past that at Arsenal at an average of 4.5. But gets results.

If we ignore his time at PSG, as they would be expected to dominate, at Sevilla he won 52% of his 205 games and at Valencia he won 48%, but he only lost 25% of games whilst at both sides. His time at Sevilla saw him guide them to 3 consecutive Europa League titles and he won 6 titles in 2 seasons with PSG.

Marco Silva made a steady start with Everton but the 3-1 home defeat to West Ham has scuppered the performances in the previous 5 games. Defensively they have been weak and this was on show against West Ham. Injuries to players like Jagielka, Coleman, Keane and Mina have not helped but the latter 3 are making their way back from injury.

A lot of money has been spent by Everton the past 2 seasons and the expectations from the fans is that they try to challenge the top 6 spots. A few people had their doubts over the fee they paid for Richarlison in summer, his 3 goals in his first 2 games silenced some doubters but was sent off, rightly or wrongly, after 40 minutes of his next match.

On the face of it, a fully fit Everton squad looks stronger than most in the league on paper and they do look dangerous going forward. They've scored 11 goals in 6 games and have scored in every game so far this season.  Walcott has scored twice so far this season and seems to be enjoying his time so far on Merseyside and will be hoping for a better time than last season when his new team mates lost 5-1 to his old team mates at the Emirates.

Team News

Mkhitaryan could be out after hurting his ankle in Arsenal's Europa League win. Torreira also took a knock but they're hopeful that he will be fit. Arsenal are still without the likes of Koscielny, Kolasinac, and Jenkinson

Everton have had a long lost of absentees for some time. Gomes, Jagielka and McCarthy are still out. Coleman and Keane are making their way back but could still be a bit too early for them. Mina could be set to make his debut and Richarlison returns from suspension

Potential Arsenal Starting XI: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Ozil, Ramsey, Aubameyang, Lacazette

Potential Everton Starting XI: Pickford, Digne, Zouma, Mina, Kenny, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Walcott, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Tosun

Head To Head

  • In the last 20 H2H, Arsenal have won 12, Everton 2 and 6 have finished all square.
  • Arsenal have not lost to Everton in their last 20 at home, winning 16.
  • The last time Everton beat Arsenal away was in 1996.
  • Arsenal put 5 past Everton in both games last season.

Key Stats & Facts

  • Arsenal have won the last 5 on the trot at home against Everton.
  • 8 of the last 11 at the Emirates between these 2 sides has seen both sides scoring.
  • Arsenal have scored 3 or more in 9 of their last 11 home games in all competitions.
  • Everton have scored in their last 7 games away from home.
  • The last time Everton beat Arsenal away was in 1996.

Betting Odds

  • Arsenal 1/2 Blacktype
  • Draw 4/1 Multiple
  • Everton 13/2 Bet365

The Verdict

I see this as another game for Arsenal to continue their winning run. They have an excellent record against Everton and they have the attacking players to really test their defenders. Both sides have been scoring and conceding and the odds of 6/5 for Over 3.5 is evidence that the bookies are expectant of goals. 

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