This Saturday Everton and Arsenal are going to meet in the 18th EPL round. Get to know more in today’s preview.
Football. English Premier League.
Kick-off: December 21; 15:30 UTC+3
Prediction: Both teams to score
Best odds: @1.51 (Marathon)
Everton just terribly spent the first half of the season. That is also evident in the interim results of the club.
For now, Duncan Ferguson’s team is only 16th in the standings after 17 matches played. Moreover, they are dangerously close to ”relegation zone”.
It is noteworthy that this season the Liverpool club won only 5 matches, which is hardly particularly pleasing to the fans and the team management. First of all, such results are related to the weak game of Everton in defense.
According to the results of 17 matches played, the Toffees conceded 29 goals, and this is indeed one of the worst indicators among all the EPL teams. What concerns their attacking line, is way better than before and 20 goals scored confirm that.
Prior to their skirmish with Arsenal, the Toffees are far from being in the best mood, as the day before they managed to get only a draw in the battle with Manchester United 1-1. But on the other hand, this result is quite satisfactory, considering the weak game of Ferguson’s team.
Arsenal are not pleased their fans with an excellent game this season as well. Now the Gunners embrace the 9th place in the EPL table, having 22 points after 17 rounds. That’s indeed far from the best result for them.
Talking about the game, Arsenal show quite good results in the attack but have serious issues with defensive line.
It is clear that the coaching staff headed by Fredrick Jungberg is trying to rectify the situation, but so far this is not so successful. That was clearly shown by the recent match against Manchester City, where the team suffered a crushing defeat with the score 0-3.
Perhaps the only thing that may reassure their fans before a head-to-head confrontation with Everton is that the Toffees themselves are not high on spirits as well. By the way, this is one of the rare cases when Arsenal is not initially considered a favorite in the confrontation with Everton.
Our prediction for the upcoming Everton vs. Arsenal is in favor of Both Teams to Score due to the following reasons:
- Both teams are extremely motivated to get 3 points from a tournament point of view, so they will put their best foot forward during the match.
- Both teams have quite a good attacking line, however serious issues in defense.
- Four out of six last head-to-head meetings ended in favor of Both Teams to Score.
All of the foregoing indicates that both teams will score at least one goal from each side. Therefore, our bet has all the chances to succeed.