Kick-off: 1630, 23/02/2020
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Arsenal versus Everton promises to be a cracking Premier League contest, with both teams making good progress under new managers of late.
The Gunners are unbeaten in six top-flight fixtures, while the Toffees have only lost to Manchester City in their last 11 league matches, winning six of those games.
Mikel Arteta’s side must overcome a tricky Europa League trip to Olympiakos, but home advantage may still prove decisive, though, as the visitors have tasted defeat on their past six trips to this venue.
Let’s take 5/2 for the hosts to prevail and both teams to score for our initial Arsenal vs Everton prediction.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Arsenal kept alive their slim hopes of finishing in the leading quartet when powering to a 4-0 triumph over Newcastle here.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette all scored in the second half of that contest.
Exuberant celebrations which took place after Lacazette ended a two-month goal drought highlighted how the feelgood factor has returned to Emirates Stadium.
The 28-year-old Frenchman said: “I am really, really happy because I waited for this moment for a long time.
“As well, I am touched because of the way all my team-mates reacted when I scored that goal.
“It means a lot to me and a lot for the spirit we have in the team. This is good.”
Fifth place may yet secure Champions League football, if City’s European ban is enforced, but Lacazette insisted: “We just focus on ourselves and we just play our football.
“But even without this, we just want to win for the team and fans and to be as high as possible.”
Looking at the Arsenal vs Everton odds, we also like 9/5 for a home win and over 2.5 goals in the game.
Last Arsenal EPL line-up: Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Luiz, Saka, Ceballos, Ozil, Xhaka, Aubameyang, Pepe, Nketiah.
A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds
Everton are two points above Arsenal in ninth after following up a 3-2 win at Watford with a 3-1 home victory over Crystal Palace.
Bernard, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin were on target in a convincing triumph against the Eagles.
The Toffees looked more likely to be tackling a relegation battle after they sacked Marco Silva, with the club in the Premier League’s bottom three at the beginning of December.
However, new boss Carlo Ancelotti has reinvigorated Everton with 17 points from eight matches – bettered only by near-neighbours Liverpool (24) over the same period.
“We’re trying to catch those European places,” Seamus Coleman told evertontv. “A few months ago, we probably didn’t think that was possible.
“But we’re playing well now and just looking forward to every game.
“Where this football club wants to get to in the next three, four, five years, it has to be wanting European football every year – and if we can get it this year, that’s a bonus.”
This will be a stiff test of how far the Toffees have come in such a short space of time, though, and their overall record still shows a worrying trend of faltering after the interval.
That just tempts us to go with 17/4 for Draw HT/Arsenal FT in our Arsenal vs Everton betting tips.
Last Everton line-up: Pickford, Keane, Digne, Mina, Coleman, Sigurdsson, Schneiderlin, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Walcott, Bernard.
ARSENAL 4-0 Newcastle – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette
EVERTON 3-1 Crystal Palace – Bernard, Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Head-to-head: Everton 0-0 Arsenal, Everton 1-0 Arsenal, Arsenal 2-0 Everton, Arsenal 5-1 Everton, Everton 2-5 Arsenal
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