Arsenal hosts a fast-improving Everton in the first of this weekend’s Premier League matches. With Chelsea facing a tough away game against Manchester City on the Monday, a win for Arsenal could propel the Gunners back into the Premiership top four for the first time this season.
Arsenal has totally dominated Everton in recent seasons, winning eight of their last ten encounters, while Everton won just one home game in 2007. Everton’s best result at the Emirates during this period was a solitary away draw achieved in 2010.
Everton’s last visit to Anfield yielded a 2-1 defeat for the Toffees.
Arsenal is in decent shape coming into this fixture. The club is on the verge of breaking back into the Premiership top four, has won its Champions League group, and has lost one, drawn one, and won three of its last five matches, including a comprehensive 4-0 thrashing of Wigan on the weekend.
Arsenal now has 9 goals to show for its last five matches. A good strike rate has been ably backed up by the side’s stingy defence, with 4 goals conceded in the same period.
Everton’s season is going well enough for the club to be hanging on to 10th place in the Premiership, with three losses and two wins to show for the club’s last five matches.
The Toffees are struggling to score goals this season, with just 5 scored in the last five games. With lack of flair up front, 5 goals conceded by the defence in the same period has done little to help the side’s cause.
Arsenal should win this match fairly easily, and won’t fumble this golden opportunity to open the door to getting ahead of Chelsea in the league standings.
We can’t see the weak Everton attack getting past the Arsenal backs at the Emirates, while the Arsenal attack looks like it has a vastly superior chance of putting goals on the board.
We have a feeling this is going to be a high-scoring fixture, and our Arsenal vs. Everton betting tip is therefore to go with a back bet on over 2.75 goals in the Over/Under goals market for this match.
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