Arsenal vs Everton
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 23 February 2020
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).
Both teams have benefited with new leadership at the dugouts. At present, Everton and Arsenal may be placed ninth and tenth in the table, but they are just four and six points respectively away from a CL spot. With 12 match-days remaining, the in-form squads will surely target a win, and this seems to be the perfect recipe for a goal-fest.
Arsenal vs Everton Head-to-head (h2h)
- 17 of the past 20 wins had gone to the Gunners.
- Six of the previous ten match-ups had goals from both teams.
- Nine of the last twelve h2h wins had gone to the teams that had home advantage.
- At this venue, the hosts are on a six-match winning run.
Arsenal vs Everton Match Preview
Arsenal recorded a crushing 4-0 win at home, the last match-day, against Newcastle. It was a classic second-half performance from the Gunners, as all four goals had come in the latter 45 minutes.
Under Mikel Arteta, the team once again seems to be getting back into their groove. In fact, in 2020, the team is completely unbeaten, and in that period, they have recorded a 100% winning record in front of the home crowd, disregarding a 1-1 draw against Sheffield United.
At present, Arsenal may be placed tenth in the table, but they are not that far away from securing an entry into the CL.
With 12 match-days remaining, they surely do have the time to make up this deficit, and qualify for Europe’s premier competition – which in itself would be considered a successful season by hardcore Gunner fans.
Meanwhile, Everton recorded a dominating 3-1 win at home over Crystal Palace the last game week. It was their second win in a row, and the third straight game where they scored two or more goals.
Under new gaffer Carlo Ancelotti, the team has been on the right track, and since the first of December, the only losses they have faced, have come against the top-three teams in the table – Liverpool, Manchester City, and Leicester.
Arsenal vs Everton Prediction
As mentioned earlier, both teams have the chance to make it to the CL spots, and both are in form. Especially the offense of both sides have been regularly chipping in, and five of the last seven h2h clashes at this venue had goals from both teams.
Moreover, Arsenal have scored in 9 of their last 10 overall fixtures, and in 22 of their prior 23 home games. Also, they could manage a total of just 5 clean sheets from their last 25 games, and they had conceded twice or more in 7 of their prior 12 home appearances.
On the other hand, Everton had netted goals in 17 of their preceding 20 overall match-ups, and in 9 of their past 10 games on the road. In addition, they had failed to keep clean sheets in 15 of their prior 18 games, and in 14 of their past 16 road trips.
As such, expect goals to come from both teams in this competitive fixture. However, do note that Arsenal have the home advantage, and that they had recorded 17 of the previous 20 h2h wins. In addition, at this venue, Arsenal are on a six-match winning run against this opponent, and have never once lost at this stadium since 1998.
As such, expect the hosts Gunners to deliver a winning performance this Sunday.
Arsenal vs Everton Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Arsenal @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3).