Everton vs Arsenal: prediction for the EPL fixture
Everton have endured a terrible campaign in the Premier League this season. Rafael Benitez struggles to find a working strategy for the club, and currently the Toffees are 14th in the log, only 4 points above the relegation zone.
Everton lost the last three games. They were crushed by Manchester City (0:3), suffered a narrow defeat to Brentford (0:1), and lost to Liverpool (1:4). The Toffees looked decent against Brentford, but more powerful oppents left them no chance.
Salomon Rondon is recovering from a thigh injury and won't be able to help his team against Arsenal. This is a big loss for Everton.
The visitors have come a long way since their shocking start to the season. Before the 15th match day, Arsenal sit in 6th position in the standings with 23 points, and they can get back into the European club competition zone if they record successful results in their upcoming fixture.
The Gunners are coming into this game on the back of a disappointing defeat to Manchester United (2:3). Mikel Arteta's men scored an early goal, but couldn't keep the advantage. Cristiano Ronaldo sealed the deal for MU - he scored a penalty in the 70th minute. Arsenal have a point to prove this weekend.
Kolasinac has been ruled out of this game. Xhaka and Smith Rowe might also sit out today.
Arsenal overcame the total in 3 out of 5 previous games.
The forward has scored 4 goals this season.
Both sides scored in 2 out of 3 head-to-head games.
Everton are having a woeful season, and none of their efforts bring the desired results. Arsenal have been a better team so far, despite all setbacks, and they will try to bounce back from their defeat at Old Trafford in the last round. The visitors should collect three points here.
Our prediction - Arsenal to win
Rafael Benitez's men lost focus, and we struggle to say, how they can get back on track. Arsenal try to avoid repeating the last year's scenario, when they were left without European football, so the Gunners fully commit in every single match. However, the Londoners do not score a lot, so we predict a victory by a margin of 1 goal.
Second bet - Arsenal to win by 1 goal