Arsenal is braced for Everton trip on Tuesday when the Gunners will try to continue their brilliant run of form this season.
Arsene Wenger’s men are currently enjoying their excellent performances on the field, and they definitely will look to add another victory to their credit. The Gunners are in the second place of the Premier League standings with 34 points, just three points behind league leader Chelsea.
Everton’s season this time around has been sheer inconsistent. Although they started their campaign with flying colors, the Toffees have faltered significantly in recent games.
Ronald Koeman’s men have failed to register a single win in their last four Premier League matches. In the last match against Bournemouth, they gave away their 1-0 lead and crumbled to a 3-2 defeat eventually. With 20 points credited to them, Everton is in the ninth position of the Premier League table.
Arsenal has shown their dominance against the Merseyside team on their previous encounters. The Gunners have won 19 out of their 20 last matches against Everton.
Team News: Everton
Few concerns of injuries reside on Ronald Koeman’s team.
Yannick Bolasie will miss the rest of the season due to his ACL injury he picked in their 1-1 draw with Manchester United.
Muhamed Besic and Matthew Pennington are also ruled off the match due to their knee and hamstring injuries, respectively.
Romelu Lukaku, who has been the best performer for Everton so far, will have to deliver top quality performance if he wants to have positive outcomes in the coming games.
Ross Barkley gave an impressive cameo coming off the bench in their 3-2 loss against Bournemouth last weekend. He is likely to start the match against Arsenal.
Everton: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Stekelenberg – Funes Mori, Williams, Coleman, Baines – Gueye, Barry – Barkley, McCarthy, Deulofeu – Lukaku
Team News: Arsenal
Arsenal injury woes still continue as several first team players are injured at the moment.
Mathieu Debuchy injured his hamstring in last week’s 3-1 win against Bournemouth. He is declared unfit to start the match against Everton.
Defender Per Mertesacker will also miss the next match due to a knee injury. His compatriot Shkodran Mustafi suffered a hamstring injury against Stoke City in the last game, and he was substituted just after 25 minutes into the game. His absence from the Arsenal team may weaken their defensive stability.
Santi Cazorla is also unfit to start the match due to his Achilles injury.
Right-back Hector Bellerin came on as substitute in the win against Stoke after recovering from his foot injury. His re-inclusion to the squad is a major boost for the Arsene Wenger’s team.
The likes of Danny Welbeck and Chuba Akpom will also be unavailable for the coming match.
Arsenal: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Cech – Bellerin, Paulista, Koscielny, Monreal – Xhaka, Coquelin – Ozil, Walcott, Chamberlain- Sanchez
Everton vs. Arsenal: Head-to-Head
Total games: 205
Everton wins: 59
Arsenal wins: 45
Everton vs. Arsenal: TV Schedule and Channel
In the U.K., the match will be live on BT Sport Live Streaming, BT Sport 1, and BT Sport 4K UHD. For other regions, the TV schedule can be found at the link here.
Everton vs. Arsenal: Prediction
Arsenal, who is in excellent form recently, will look for a win on Tuesday as well. The Gunners have lost just one Premier League match this season, and they will be full of confidence after their 3-1 win against Stoke City last weekend.
Meanwhile, Everton is struggling, and they haven’t won a single Premier League match in their last four attempts. Playing at home against a strong Arsenal side will present them huge difficulties.
The match is going to be thrilling, irrespective of the two club’s recent forms. However, the Gunners are slight favorites to win this exciting tie, given their unquestionable quality.
Final Predicted Score: Everton 1-2 Arsenal
Everton vs. Arsenal: Betting Tips and Odds
- Everton Win: 27/10
- A draw:13/5
- Arsenal Win: 19/20
- Under 2.5 goals: 11/10
- Over 2.5 goals: 4/6
- Both teams score: 8/13
- Both teams fail to score: 6/5
The odds were provided by Paddypower.
Key Stats to consider
- Everton has not won their five recent Barclays Premier League matches.
- Everton has won only once in their last six matches against Arsenal in all competitions.
- Arsenal is unbeaten in their last 14 Premier League matches.
- Arsenal has won their last four matches against Everton in all competitions.
- Arsenal remains undefeated in 19 of their 20 matches vs. Everton in all competitions.
The Everton vs. Arsenal stats were provided by Soccerway.
Everton vs. Arsenal: Live Stream
The match can be streamed live online by clicking on this link. The link will be updated just before kick-off.
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