Arsenal v Everton Betting Tips – 23rd September 2018
Is Unai Emery starting to have an impact at Arsenal? The former Sevilla and PSG manager had a tough start to life in North London but after some green shoots of recovery, he’s overseen three straight wins in the EPL.
The hard fought win over Newcastle brought smiles back to the faces of everybody involved with the Gunners and confidence will be high about a fourth win in a row when Everton visit the Emirates on Sunday.
While the Arsenal fans are feeling good about things, Everton’s fans had to sit through another poor performance last weekend when their team lost 3-1 to West Ham. Everton have won just one league match under new manager, Marco Silva, but last weekend was their first defeat so can the Toffees secure a positive result in North London?
Arsenal to Keep Winning Run Going
Although last weekend’s saw Everton lose in the Premier League for the first time, few who made the trip to Goodison Park were surprised that their luck ran out.
Everton had already thrown a lead away three times (twice in their first match against Wolves) before Sunday’s match and their defensive problems were laid bare by some clever forward play from West Ham.
Marco Silva knows that his team are unlikely to make big steps forward in a defensive sense until they can welcome the likes of Yerry Mina, Michael Keane, Phil Jagielka and Seamus Coleman back from injury.
He’ll do what he can from a tactical viewpoint to try and stop Arsenal in their tracks but we don’t believe the former Hull and Watford manager will be able to do much about the Gunners’ increasing fluency in attack.
Emery’s task when he took over from Arsene Wenger (who was linked with a move to the A-League this week) was to build on the style employed by the Frenchman whilst making the Gunners tougher to beat.
Arsenal are starting to get better when it comes to being able to dictate games but they are yet to keep a clean sheet in the Premier League. We think that could change on Sunday as Everton are desperately short of a top quality striker.
That throws up a couple of interesting options to add to our Arsenal v Everton betting tips. First, we recommend betting on Arsenal winning the match at $1.50 with bookmaker.com.au. Second, consider backing the home team to keep a clean sheet which is available at $2.62 with bet365.
Gunners can Wear Everton Down
A brilliant Gylfi Sigurdsson header gave the scoreline a more respectable look than Everton deserved at half time against West Ham. Silva will be very keen to ensure that his team keep things as tight as possible against Arsenal, especially in the early stages because there may not be a way back after going behind.
Everton do have big problems in the heart of defence at the moment that Silva simply must set his team up so that the Toffees’ midfield do their fair share of the defensive work.
We think that the away side will be able to make life tough for Arsenal in the first half, much like Newcastle did last weekend. But, also like that game at St. James’ Park, Arsenal should come through in the end.
Therefore, a bet on the draw/Arsenal option in the half time/full time market could be a sensible play at $4.70 with Unibet.
Another way of profiting from a strong late showing from Arsenal is by betting on the second half having more goals than the first at $1.93 with BetEasy.