Arsenal v Everton: Gunners Look to Continue Form
Sunday afternoon Premier League football is becoming a staple diet for Arsenal supporters, following their second consecutive season without Champions League qualification. The Gunners Europa League campaign began on Thursday night with Ukrainian minnows Vorskla Poltava on home turf.
A stiffer test is likely to be encountered on Sunday as Unai Emery’s side host Everton at The Emirates with a kick-off at 16:00 BST. The Gunners have won their last three Premier League outings, while Everton have not tasted victory in their previous trio of fixtures.
Three points separate the teams in the Premier League table, and three – being the operative word once again – positions in the table before the weekend’s fixtures take place. Everton will be looking to get their season back on track following their 1-3 home defeat to previously winless West Ham last Sunday. Everton and Arsenal were two of the busiest clubs in transfer business over the summer and The Toffees will certainly be looking towards some of their new signings to get their early season form back on track.
The bookmakers early pricing suggests that this game will be a routine win for The Gunners, as Black Type are the only firm who dare price up Arsenal at just 1/2 to claim the spoils on Sunday afternoon.
MarathonBet is the place to back The Draw at 39/10, while three points to be heading north to Goodison Park can be also taken with MarathonBet at 61/10.
Arsenal have won their last five meetings with Everton in all competitions in front of their home supporters, and you have to go back to 2013 for Gerard Deulofeu’s late equaliser for the last time Everton got a positive result in North London. Considering recent form for The Toffees, it could well be a sticky situation for Marco Silva’s side against an Arsenal team who are finding their feet under Unai Emery.
Individual Goal Scorers
The list of potential opening Goal Scorers is perhaps unsurprisingly littered with Arsenal stars at the head of the betting for this game. Leading the way is former Borussia Dortmund hitman, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at 16/5 with William Hill and Betway.
The Gabonese forward has begun the campaign in slow fashion with just one Premier League goal against Cardiff from five appearances. The 29-year-old was leading the line in Europa League duty on Thursday evening, which could potentially harm his chances of starting Sunday’s game however.
Fellow Gunners’ strikers, Alexandre Lacazette and Danny Welbeck follow closely behind in the betting, with Lacazette a 4/1 poke with Boylesports, while England striker Welbeck can be taken at the best industry price of 5/1 with Black Type.
Everton’s first interest in the market comes from Turkish striker, Cenk Tosun, who is a 10/1 chance with Boylesports.
It has been reported in the media, that Tosun could be left out of this game in favour of Richarlison, who returns from a three-game ban following his dismissal at Bournemouth last month. His absence has also resulted in Everton’s recent demise, so the Brazilian’s return is a welcome boost for Silva and is 12/1 chance with 10Bet and SportPesa to open the scoring.
Others to consider at bigger prices include former Arsenal man, Theo Walcott, who could silence the Emirates by opening the scoring at 14/1 with Boylesports. Nacho Monreal can be a threat from the left side, and the standout price of 28/1 with SportingBet could well be worthy of taking as an outsider option. The Spaniard is 21/2 To Score at any time, again with SportingBet, while some firms go as short as 4/1 for the same bet.
Other Side Bets
It is fair to suggest that both teams’ defences are not the most ‘watertight’ in the Premier League, so it doesn’t take a mathematician to figure out that goals are a likely commodity on Sunday afternoon. Over 2.5 Goals in the game is terribly short at the top price of 1/2 with Ladbrokes and Coral, so it may be worth chancing the extra goal with MarathonBet for Over 3.5 at 5/4. The last four Premier League meetings between the two sides have yielded 20 goals, which bodes well for the bet.
After checking the best industry price on Both Teams to Score at 8/13 with several firms including, William Hill and Ladbrokes, I have decided to bypass this market in favour of Arsenal to win the game and Both Teams to Score. Ladbrokes and MarathonBet offer the top value of 33/20 on this punt, and it rates as my strongest selection of the game.
As usual, we love a Correct Score plunge in our betting previews, and our selection for Sunday’s game is a 3-1 home win for the Gunners. Sport Pesa and 10Bet offer the best value here of 11/1 and it is worth a little nibble in my view.
- Arsenal to win the match and Both Teams to Score at 33/20 with Ladbrokes
- Nacho Monreal to Score at any time at 21/2 with SportingBet
- Arsenal 3-1 Everton Correct Score bet at 11/1 with 10Bet.