Everton vs Arsenal
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 21 December 2019
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Goodison Park (Liverpool).
Both teams are struggling at the moment for points, and in fact are desperate for it at this halfway mark of the league campaign. This alone should raise the potential for BTTS. Into this mix is introduced Arsenal’s highly erratic manner of gameplay these days, especially on the road. Likely, goals are expected from both teams.
Everton vs Arsenal Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last ten matches resulted in eight wins for Arsenal, and two losses.
- Four of the former six games had goals from both teams.
- Five of the previous six clashes saw the teams at home recording the win.
- In the last twelve years, the Toffees have won just thrice at this venue.
- Nine of the previous thirteen match-ups at this stadium had goals from both teams.
Everton vs Arsenal Match Preview
Everton had taken a trip to Old Trafford the last match-day, and almost inflicted a disheartening loss on the Red Devils. With aid of an own goal, the visitors were leading 0-1 even late into the second half.
However, Mason Greenwood appeared savior for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, as he slotted in the equalizer in the 77th minute. The scoreline was then held till the final whistle.
Meanwhile, the Gunners were put to further shame at the Emirates stadium, as they played hosts to the defending champions of the league. Aided by a stellar performance from Kevin De Bruyne, Pep Guardiola’s men cruised to a 0-3 victory the prior game week.
As things stand, both Everton, and Arsenal are going through tough periods. Even a single point is worth manifold for these squads, and this dynamics would easily lead to a set of ninety minutes full of fierce gameplay.
While qualifying for the Champions League would seem improbable, the practical target would be to finish in one of the Europa spots. But for that, the teams need to turn around their dismal runs at least now.
Everton vs Arsenal Prediction
Considering the stature of these teams in England, and the talents they possess on the roster, we can count on them to put forth some offensive tactics. Moreover, with the likes of Richarlison, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang etc spearheading the attack of the teams, goals are surely anticipated from both sides.
Also do note that, four of the last six overall h2h clashes, and nine of the previous thirteen at this venue had the BTTS tip fulfilled. Moreover, the dead-last placed Watford have conceded a total of 32 goals so far, while the Gunners have let in 27, and the Toffees, 29.
Furthermore, understand that Everton failed to keep a clean sheet in the previous seven match-ups on the trot. Meanwhile Arsenal are on a 14-game run without a single clean sheet, and on the road, in 13 of their last 15 trips.
Considering the above-mentioned stats, rightfully expect at least one goal apiece from either team this weekend.
Going on, the Toffees have won eight of their past thirteen appearances in front of the home crowd, and had defeated 2016-17 PL champions Chelsea in their latest such venture. On the other hand, Arsenal were winless in 11 of their prior 12 overall match-ups, and in 12 of their preceding 15 on the road.
The Gunners are also yet to find some stability after firing Unai Emery, and this is really not the time for them to take on the Toffees, that too while being slowed down by the away handicap.
As such, expect the hosts Everton to avoid a loss at the least this Saturday, and pile on Arsenal’s problems.
Everton vs Arsenal Betting Tips
Double Chance: Everton or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.50 (1/2).