Published: 19.10.2017

Everton v Arsenal Betting Offers and Tips

Who’d be a football manager? It is one of the most stressful jobs going and you know it’s eventually going to end in tears.

It’s especially tough being the main man at a Premier League club where even a slight downturn in form can see you out on your ear.

Craig Shakespeare became the second top flight manager in English football to lose his job this season when Leicester City pushed the panic button. Many people believe that the Everton boss, Ronald Koeman, could be the next man to get the sack.

Will Arsenal End the Koeman Reign at Goodison Park?

Koeman would have probably been given the sack last weekend were it not for Wayne Rooney. The former England captain popped up with a late goal to salvage a point against Brighton and keep Koeman in his job.

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It could prove to be in vein though if Everton don’t improve for the visit of Arsenal on Sunday.

Although defeat at Goodison Park is unlikely to spell the end for Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager knows that his position will take another blow if his team don’t bounce back from last weekend’s defeat against Watford.

A vocal section of Arsenal’s support have long campaigned for change at the club and the way Arsenal capitulated late on at Vicarage Road did nothing for those who still support Wenger.

That defeat means Arsenal have secured just one point away from home in the Premier League this season while Per Mertesacker’s goal was their first on their travels. However, they should improve that record at Goodison Park.

There really is no clear plan at Everton as their ponderous build up play, lack of pace and worryingly slack defence has left Toffees fans scratching their heads. Arsenal haven’t been great but at least they have top class players to call on in attacking positions and that should make the difference on Sunday.

It may spell the end for Koeman but you can profit from an Arsenal win by backing them at $2 with Palmerbet.

Tension Won’t Provide a Great Spectacle

Both Everton and Arsenal have struggled for goals this season. That is especially true for Arsenal when they play away from home while the lack of trust between Koeman and the Goodison Park faithful makes it tough for Everton to play on Merseyside.

Arsene Wenger may get criticised for his approach but his Premier League experience is second to none. He knows that the Everton players will be nervous and their fans will be quickly frustrated.

Expect Arsenal to try and capitalise on the tension by keeping things tight in the earlier stages before utilising their quality to push on for the win in the second half.

From a betting perspective, that means betting on the 0-0 half time score at $3.25 with Centrebet and taking the $5.50 that William Hill are quoting on the draw/Arsenal section in their half time/full time market.

Who Will Step Up to Make the Difference for Their Team?

The major reason behind the frustration of the Everton fans is that their expectation levels were built up over the summer. The club’s new owner poured money into their transfer kitty while the sale of Romelu Lukaku brought a huge financial dividend.

The problem is, nobody at the club thought to replace the goals that Lukaku scored.

Everton are desperately short of a quality striker, a position that Wenger actually has plenty of options. Alexandre Lacazette, Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott – they’d all get a game up front for Everton.

And yet, none of them is doing the business in front of goal when Arsenal play away.

In the end, it comes down to trust.

Wenger knows that Danny Welbeck is not the most prolific of his strikers but he can at least trust him to put a shift in. Given the chance to shine, Welbeck can repay his manager’s faith by scoring first on Sunday at $6 with Sportsbet.

Everton v Arsenal Top Betting Tips

Arsenal to win at $2 with Palmerbet

0-0 half time score at $3.25 with Centrebet

Draw/Arsenal half time/full time at $5.50 with William Hill

Danny Welbeck to score first at $6 with Sportsbet

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