Everton vs Arsenal betting tips: Premier League preview & predictions

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Everton are in fine form after the appointment of Duncan Ferguson as caretaker boss, but the potential arrival of Mikel Arteta could give Arsenal a boost.

The Toffees have started to turn their season around with a win over Chelsea and a draw with Manchester United in the Premier League.

They will also be boosted by the expected appointment of Carlo Ancelotti this week.

The Italian looks a real coup for Everton and could inspire them from the stands this weekend.

On the other side of the touchline though, Mikel Arteta could do the same.

The Spaniard could be appointed as Arsenal’s new boss ahead of the clash this weekend.

If not, Freddie Ljungberg will have another tough task on his hands.

Everton vs Arsenal: Who will win?

Rather surprisingly, Everton go into this game as the favourites.

The Toffees are priced at 6/5 to win the game at Goodison Park.

Meanwhile, despite potentially having a new manager in charge, the bookmakers have priced Arsenal as the outsiders.

The Gunners are priced at 2/1 to win.

A draw, meanwhile, is priced at 13/5.

A 1-1 draw, as we have predicted, can be found at a respectable 7/1.

Both teams to score and a draw is also priced at 10/3.

Everton’s recent form under Duncan Ferguson has shown that the Toffees can dig in and grind out results when they need to, and that’s what we expect this weekend.

The Toffees will be hard to beat, making this a low scoring affair.

However, with the firepower that Arsenal possess, you could see Everton conceding.

Onto the goalscorers market and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the betting odds.

The striker is favourite to score first, priced at 7/2.

He’s then followed by Alexandre Lacazette at 4/1, before Gabriel Martinelli at 11/2.

Everton danger man Richarlison is priced at 6/1, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin is 13/2.

Alex Iwobi is also 10/1 to score against his former team.

Our pick actually goes to Nicolas Pepe for first goalscorer, priced at 13/2.

Lucas Digne looked to aggravate a groin problem during the clash with Manchester United and could be replaced by Leighton Baines, who scored on Wednesday night against Leicester.

The veteran may struggle to match Pepe for pace and his fast footwork, while his free-kick responsibilities make him an even more attractive pick.

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 09: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides second goal with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on December 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Everton vs Arsenal match preview

Everton’s turnaround in recent weeks has been pretty impressive.

The Toffees looked hopeless towards the end of Marco Silva’s reign but have looked much more resolute under caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson.

Everton secured a huge 3-1 win over Chelsea at Goodison Park, before following that up with a 1-1 draw against Manchester United.

In both games, Everton looked much more solid at the back, and even created a few chances on the break.

They were truly tested on Wednesday night though, when they faced Leicester in the Carabao Cup.

The Toffees went 2-0 down and it looked to be game over at half-time.

However, a late fightback saw Everton claw their way back into the game through Tom Davies, before Leighton Baines equalised late on.

The Toffees would go on to lose on penalties, but it once again emphasised the change in mentality and never give up attitude Duncan Ferguson has instilled at the club in a short time.

If they can ensure a collapse like the first half against Leicester doesn’t happen this weekend, expect Everton to frustrate Arsenal and potentially come out with a draw.

With this potentially Ferguson’s last game in charge too, he’ll want to go out with a result.

Will Arteta get the Gunners firing again?

At the time of writing, Mikel Arteta could still take over at Arsenal ahead of this clash.

That could prove hugely important, with the Gunners struggling under interim manager Freddie Ljungberg.

Arsenal have only won one of his five games in charge, and could benefit from the appointment of a permanent manager.

If he was tasked with getting a result this weekend, you could certainly see Everton getting a draw or potentially even more.

While we don’t have much to go by in terms of how Arteta could set Arsenal up if he was in charge, it’s safe to assume that the Gunners will look to dominate possession.

With Everton sitting deep, we could easily see Arsenal having over 65% possession with either Arteta or Ljungberg in charge.

Though, if Arteta does take over, it’s expected he will take some of the hallmarks from Guardiola’s Manchester City, while also trying to develop his own brand of football in some way.

However, with almost no time to prepare his side before the game, it would be unlikely that Arteta changes much.

The big thing for either Ljungberg or Arteta will be breaking down a resolute Everton side who will be happy to sit back without the ball.

Everton team news vs Arsenal

Everton have struggled with injuries of late but looked to get through the clash with Leicester without any fresh concerns.

Andre Gomes and Jean-Philippe Gbamin remain sidelined with long-term injuries, while Gylfi Sigurdsson, Djibril Sidibé and Morgan Schneiderlin could return this weekend.

Fabian Delph has also struggled with injury this season, but could return against Arsenal.

Arsenal team news vs Everton

Kieran Tierney will be out for a little while having dislocated his shoulder against West Ham.

Dani Ceballos and Rob Holding are set to return to training soon, but this weekend could come too early.

Hector Bellerin missed the Manchester City clash but looks set to return this weekend.

Sead Kolasinac was forced off in the first half of the City clash and it’s yet to be seen whether he could miss out.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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