Everton - Arsenal predictions and free betting tips [17/09/2023]
On Sunday, 17th September, as part of the 5th round of the EPL, Everton will host Arsenal. Before the international break, The Toffees got their first point of the season, drawing globally 2:2 with Sheffield United, while Mikel Arteta's team achieved a victory over Manchester United with a score of 3:1.
Everton: Pickford; Patterson, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Young; Onana, Gueye; Garner, Doucoure, Danjuma; Beto.
Arsenal: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Rice, Havertz; Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli.
The match will take place in Liverpool at Goodison Park.
Everton struggled throughout last season, just managing to avoid relegation, finishing 17th in the Premier League, just 2 points clear of Leicester. It is expected that the hosts will again be fighting to stay in the top flight, and the opening rounds have confirmed this. The Toffees lost their first three EPL matches - against Fulham (0:1), Aston Villa (4:0), and Wolverhampton (0:1). In their previous match, they drew 2:2 with Sheffield United. The Blues finally off the score mark for the season thanks to Abdoulaye Doucoure's accurate shot, after which they conceded twice but equalised by Cameron Archer's efforts. Jordan Pickford also deserves a note for his spectacular save following Oli McBurnie's shot at the end of the match. Sean Dyche's charges remain in 18th place in the table, only ahead of Luton Town and Burnley. Everton's squad still misses haven’t seen their captain, Coleman, key attacker Iwobi, new signing Harrison, midfielder Andre Gomes and Dele Alli. Also, the participation of forward Calvert-Lewin is uncertain.
Last year, Arsenal performed well in the championship. Leading the Premier League for a long time, unfortunately, the London club eventually dropped to the second position in the tournament table and had to settle for second place, yielding the leadership palm to Manchester City. In the current campaign, The Gunners hope to return to the title fight. In the opening rounds, they achieved victories over Nottingham Forest (2:1) and Crystal Palace (0:1), then lost at home to Fulham (2:2). Before the very international break, Arsenal took the upper hand at home over Manchester United thanks to two goals in injury time (3:1). Quick goals from Marcus Rashford and Martin Odegaard made the match score equal before the break, but at the very end of the second half, Declan Rice and Gabi Jesus made the Emirates Tribune celebrate.
In Arsenal, they are still missing due to injuries the signed in the summer Dutch full-back Timber, holding midfielder Partey and central midfielder Elneny. However, in good form are Rice and Odegaard, who scored against Manchester United, and also French Saliba. The attack cannot do without winger Saka (2 goals and 1 assist) and Gabriel Jesus, who has recovered from injury. This summer, the club invested significant funds in defender Timber (Ajax), Rice (West Ham) and Havertz (Chelsea), while goalkeeper Raya (Brentford) arrived on loan. The main loss – former captain Xhaka (Bayer Leverkusen). Others who left include Turner (Nottingham Forest), Holding (Crystal Palace), Marquinhos (Nantes), Lokonga (Luton) and Maitland-Niles (Lyon). Defender Rob Holding, who played 27 matches in the EPL last season, was loaned to Crystal Palace.
Arsenal lost four out of the last five matches at Goodison Park after a 2:5 demolition in Arsene Wenger's farewell season.
Prediction for the match Everton – Arsenal
Arsenal is extremely unsuccessful when playing away against Everton; however, Everton's current problems with injuries and the attack do not allow them to count on another success on Merseyside. Mikel Arteta's side looks confident in the new season and intends to continue fighting for the championship title. There can't be wrong steps because all competitors won yesterday. My prediction - an away victory.
Everton scored only 2 goals in the current campaign – the least of all other teams in the EPL. However, Everton will undoubtedly bunker down in their own penalty box, so I bet on the total goals under 3.
Visitors will possess the ball more, attack, and try to breach Everton's fortified defence, so they will win on corners with a handicap -1.5.
Yellow Cards Prediction
If Everton succeed in anything, it's in yellow cards – the hosts will win on this indicator.
I'll bet on the exact score 0:1 in Arsenal's favour.