Arsenal v Everton Betting Predictions – Back Both Teams to Score at 11/5 with Betway
Whatever happens to Everton in their last game of the season at Arsenal, they will be finishing seventh this season. The Gunners, meanwhile, are still in the race for Champions League qualification, but are reliant on Liverpool dropping points late on.
But Arsenal must do their job before worrying about Jurgen Klopp’s men, and Everton will provide tough opposition. They have the Premier League’s top scorer up front, in Romelu Lukaku, and one of the best midfields in the country.
Arsenal, though, are in good form having won against Manchester United and Stoke in recent weeks, as well as reaching the FA Cup final. The main difference for Arsene Wenger’s men has been their switch to three defenders in that time, and it has worked excellently.
All things considered, we are backing a home win with both teams to score at 11/5. Sometimes Everton struggle in the bigger games, but betting against them to score with Lukaku in attack is always risky. But a home win to nil, as they managed against United, is at 31/20. Lukaku is at 6/1 to score first or 9/5 anytime with Betfair, while Theo Walcott anytime at 15/8 could be worth a go.
Arsenal have lost just once in six games recently, against Tottenham Hotspur. The victory at Stoke took their away goals tally to 38, while they are also quite potent at home, scoring 34. They are much stronger in defence at the Emirates Stadium, too, conceding just 15 as opposed to 28 on the road.
Ronald Koeman’s Toffees have loat eight times away from home this season, and despite Lukaku’s fine form have struggled to find the net on their travels. Compared to 42 goals scored at Goodison Park, Everton have scored just 19 away, with these stats suggesting it could be that the win to nil bet is a good one for Arsenal.
Head to head wise, it also does not look great for Everton. Before beating Arsenal at Goodison in December, they had lost three and drawn one in four games prior to that and they have never won at the Emirates Stadium. Their last visit, in October 2015, ended in a 2-1 defeat, a result our tip for this occasion will cover.
Mesut Ozil vs Morgan Schneiderlin
If Everton are going to stop Arsenal, first they must cut the supply line to the attack. Ozil’s new role in behind the striker allows him to roam between the lines, making him tough to mark. It will be Schneiderlin’s job to make sure he does not get too close to the strikers.
Ross Barkley vs Francis Coquelin
Similarly to Ozil, Barkley will be Everton’s chief creator and will try to pick up spaces both in between the midfield and attack and out wide. In reality, the battle is between the two creative players, but like Schneiderlin, Coquelin will have to be alert to the dangers.
Ross Barkley has now been directly involved in 13 Premier League goals this season.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) 12 May 2017
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Barkley’s presence is exactly why Coquelin should be selected ahead of Ramsey, because if he isn’t, the England international will thrive in freedom. Ramsey is a more forward thinking player, and partnering him with Xhaka would be dangerous in this game.
Predicted line ups for Arsenal and Everton
Arsenal (3-4-3): Cech; Holding, Koscielny, Mustafi; Monreal, Coquelin, Xhaka, Bellerin; Ozil, Sanchez, Giroud
Everton (4-3-3): Joel, Baines, Williams, Jagielka, Holgate, Davies, Gueye, Schneiderlin; Barkley, Miralles, Lukaku