Kick-off: 1945, 01/03/2023
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Arsenal can go five points clear at the top of the Premier League table if beating Everton and are tipped to wear down the Toffees.
The Gunners are not always the fastest of starters on home turf, but tend to come on strong, scoring twice as many times after half-time at Emirates Stadium.
We’re snapping up Evens for more goals to be netted in the second period as our initial Arsenal vs Everton prediction.
Gunners back on track
After setting a ferocious pace for much of the season, Arsenal appeared to be faltering during a recent blip.
They were edged out 1-0 at Everton before drawing with Brentford here and then losing 3-1 to title rivals Manchester City.
However, Mikel Arteta’s side have since shown their mettle with a 4-2 triumph at Aston Villa and a 1-0 win away to Leicester.
Four of those goals came after the interval and Arteta hailed the character shown by his players to come through two tricky tests.
“It was really important because it creates more belief in the players, around the club and externally,” said the Spaniard.
The Gunners could now do with a more routine success and Arsenal vs Everton odds.
Last Arsenal line-up: Ramsdale, White, Gabriel, Saliba, Zinchenko, Odegaard, Jorginho, Xhaka, Saka, Martinelli, Trossard.
Thomas Partey could start after he returned to action with a late cameo at Leicester following a muscular problem. Gabriel Jesus is back in training following knee surgery but will not be in contention, while Mohamed Elneny remains sidelined with a similar issue.
Toffees toothless in attack
Sean Dyche began his Everton reign with that deserved victory over Arsenal and Leeds were also shaded on Merseyside.
However, there was also a 2-0 defeat at Liverpool and going down to Villa by the same scoreline at Goodison on Saturday put them back in the bottom three.
That was the 10th time in 24 league matches they have failed to score, while only Nottingham Forest have netted fewer times on the road this term.
Six goals from 11 away games makes it difficult to pick up points on their travels.
“That is a collective mentality, that is not about individuals, that is about the whole group being committed to scoring goals,” said Dyche.
“You have to make that happen, you can’t wait for it. You have to believe you will score.”
With Dominic Calvert-Lewin not yet back from injury, there is a clear lack of a cutting edge up front, though.
Neal Maupay has struck only once in 28 league matches, while Everton have scored just twice from open play since October, with the last two goals both coming from defenders.
Let’s add 21/4 for the Gunners to take this 2-0 to our Arsenal vs Everton betting tips.
Last Everton line-up: Pickford, Tarkowski, Mykolenko, Coleman, Coady, McNeil, Onana, Doucoure, Iwobi, Gueye, Maupay.
Neither James Garner nor Nathan Patterson is yet ready to return.
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(Assist: Bukayo Saka)
(Assist: Leandro Trossard)
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