Arsenal vs Everton
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 3 February 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).
Arsenal have been pretty active during this winter’s transfer window, but the off-pitch rumours have clearly affected the team’s displays on the court where the Gunners have continued to struggle on Tuesday shockingly falling 3-1 to the rock-bottomed Swansea City side at Liberty Stadium. The top four positions are now as many as eight points away for Arsene Wenger and his men and the Champions League football still remains an illusion for the North London heavyweights.
The hosts will be desperate to bounce back and try and keep ground on the top four likes this Saturday when they host Everton in one of the Matchday’s most interesting ties. The London crowd will thus have to chance to see Theo Walcott on the pitch (the sight they’ve scarcely witnessed in this season), but this time in Everton’s shirt as the English winger will be highly motivated to show his class against his former teammates.
Walcott made a dream start for the new team as his brace (in the second appearance) made all the difference between Everton and Leicester City on Wednesday evening at Goodison (2-1 win for the Toffees). The team led by Sam Allardyce has thus picked up the first win after seven consecutive failures. The victory has kept the Toffess in the top half of the league ladder but they are still miles away from challenging Europa League positions.
Allardyce now has a strong firepower on display up front with the likes of Cenk Tosun and Theo Walcott joining the team and we would not be surprised to see Everton causing troubles to the vulnerable defensive line of Arsenal’s on Saturday.
Arsenal vs Everton: Head-to-head
Arsene Wenger’s men have pulled off one of the best attacking showings in the season when they met Everton this term of Goodison.
The Gunners have notched as many as five goals in the 2-5 thumping of the Toffees back in mid-October last year.
Arsenal are looking for their landmark 100th win against Everton ahead of the 198th H2H tie between the two teams.
Five of last six H2H matches saw the BTTS pick “come in”.
Arsenal vs Everton: Prediction
We just can’t see how this could turn out to be a low-scoring contest. Arsenal’s new star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could well be in position to score on his debut in front of the North London crowd given that Everton have conceded a goal in each of last six games in all competitions.
The hosts have also shipped at least one in last four matches and backing goals at both ends just has to be the number one bet at the sky-high 1.95 odds.
Arsenal vs Everton: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.95
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.57