Arsenal vs Everton Prediction
Arsenal are set to play Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday in the English Premier League.
Arsenal come into this game on the back of a 1-0 win over Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City in the league. A goal from Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli secured the win for Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.
Everton, on the other hand, lost 2-0 to Unai Emery’s Aston Villa in the league. Second-half goals from attacker Ollie Watkins and Argentine winger Emiliano Buendia sealed the deal for Aston Villa.
Arsenal journey in the league
Arsenal will be looking for revenge on Wednesday night, as they entertain Everton at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League. Sean Dyche enjoyed a shock 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture at Goodison Park on 4 February in his first game at Everton boss, just 25 days before this return match will be played in London.
The Gunners will be hoping to achieve what they failed to do last month – win their 100th league fixture against Everton. Should they secure this in midweek, they’d become the first team in English league history to win a century of matches vs. a specific opponent.
Based on history between these two clubs, the Gunners will have confidence of securing win number 100 in this game, having lost just one of their last 26 home games against Everton in the Premier League (W21 D4).
However, Everton have won four of their last five Premier League games against Arsenal – including that single-goal win last month. That’s as many wins as they’d secured against the north London side in their previous 28 meetings (D8 L16). The bad news for Everton is that they’ll have to do something they’ve not achieved in 37 years: defeat a team placed top of the table away from home in a league fixture. Not since a 2-1 away win at Wimbledon in September 1986 have the Merseyside club done this.
This shock 1-0 win for Everton saw new boss Dyche became just the second manager to beat a side starting the day top in his first Premier League game in charge of a club, after Alan Curbishley’s West Ham beat Manchester United in December 2006.
Arsenal’s defeat was their first in 14 games, as Mikel Arteta lost for a third successive game at Goodison Park as the Gunners’ manager.
James Tarkowski’s winning goal was his eighth in the Premier League overall, with all eight coming under Dyche’s management
Arsenal vs Everton Head to head stats
In 30 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Arsenal have won 16 games, lost seven and drawn seven.
Forward Bukayo Saka has 17 goal contributions in 24 league starts for Arsenal this season.
Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard has 14 goal contributions in 23 league starts for Arsenal.
Nigerian midfielder Alex Iwobi has six assists in the league in 24 starts for Everton.
Winger Dwight McNeil has four goal contributions in 14 league starts for Everton.
Arsenal vs Everton Prediction
Arsenal are top of the league table, two points ahead of second-placed Manchester City who have played a game more. Arsenal fans are dreaming of the league title, and the club’s performances have been worthy of one so far. However, it remains to be seen whether the club can finish the job they started.
Leading the charge has been Hale End academy graduate Bukayo Saka. Saka is one of the best players in the Premier League right now, and the same statement can be applied to Martin Odegaard as well. Odegaard and Saka’s performances in attack have been pivotal.
Everton, on the other hand, are 18th in the league table, one point behind 17th-placed Leeds United. Appointing Sean Dyche as manager was a smart choice; Dyche’s ability to extract the best from available players has been well-documented, and it can be argued that he is the best man Everton could have appointed.
They have won two of their last four league games and are slowly climbing up the league table. However, each and every result from now on will be crucial for Everton as they seek to avoid relegation and ensure Premier League survival.