23rd April – 21:00, Emirates Stadium, London
Arsenal and Everton will open the Premier League 33rd round action with a Friday evening clash. The hosts want to stabilize their form ahead of the Europa League semi-finals, while the away side searches for a chance to challenge some of the continental spots.
Arsenal vs Everton Match Preview & Team News
Everybody expected Arsenal to beat Fulham after trashing Slavia Prague on the road in the Europa League. However, the Gunners snatched only a point thanks to a stoppage-time equalizer. After VAR ridiculously denied Dani Ceballos’s goal, everything went wrong for the hosts. Mikel Arteta’s side remained in 9th place, and the hosts are far from a continental spot battle. They are seven points behind the 7th-placed Liverpool, while their form has been pretty unstable. Arsenal will have selection trouble in the final third after Alexandre Lacazette got injured, while Pierre Aubameyang’s return is not likely. The home side spilled too many points at Emirates Stadium this season, and they failed to win in their last two home matches. Arsenal’s only chance to participate in continental cups next season is to win the Europa League, and they will focus on the Villarreal game next Thursday.
Everton cannot be proud of its latest form as well since the away side failed to win in the previous five rounds. However, they are still in the race for the Europa Conference League, at least, being four points behind arch-rivals Liverpool and with one game in hand. Carlo Ancelotti’s side struggles in the back recently, and the Toffees managed to keep the clean sheet only once in the last six games in all competitions. Yerry Mina is likely to be sidelined for Friday’s clash, which is another blow for Everton’s defense. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is also doubtful, and the visitors will need to cope with the potential absence of their top scorer. The Toffees have been excellent on the road this season, and they lost only three times at the away grounds. A potential victory in this one would keep them in the game for a continental ticket.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Arsenal cannot significantly improve its position on the standings, and the Europa League became the home side’s top priority. They got to the top four in that competition, and if they win it, the Gunners will secure a place in the Champions League. Despite Everton’s poor form and the fact that they lost seven times in a row at Emirates Stadium, we believe the visitors won’t lose this match.
Goals Market Prediction
Their head-to-head clashes in London have been very efficient lately, and one of the sides managed to keep the clean sheet just once on the previous five occasions. Despite Arsenal’s injury problems, Everton hasn’t been too tight in the back lately, and we could see goals in both nets.
Arsenal vs Everton
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Correct score 1:1 @ 7.50 – Bet now at MELBet
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