Prediction and odds for the game: Arsenal (10/11) vs Everton (3/1)
We are backing the draw at odds of 13/5
When: Friday, 23rd April 2021, Kick-off 20:00
Where: The Emirates Stadium
On Friday night, Arsenal and Everton face off at the Emirates Stadium, in a game that could be crucial in the European hopes of both teams.
The Gunners have been highly inconsistent this season and now look like outsiders to even make the Premier League’s top-six. Mikel Arteta’s team are seven points adrift of the European places, so the team from north London look unlikely to qualify for continental action through their position in the English top-flight. However, the Gunners could still qualify for next season’s Champions League by winning the Europa League.
Their recent run of league form rather sums up the home sides campaign, as a 1-1 draw at home to Fulham last time out means that Arsenal have won just once in their previous four outings in the English top-flight.
Arsenal’s recent league form at the Emirates Stadium could not be more inconsistent, as the Gunners have won two, drawn two and lost two of their last six league outings on home soil.
The recent history of this fixture is on Arsenal’s side though, as Everton have failed to win at the north London club since 1996.
The Toffees’ European challenge has fallen by the wayside in recent weeks, with injuries being a major factor in the poor run of recent results. The absence of top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been particularly crucial. The England international is still a doubt for this clash.
Carlo Ancelotti’s team drew 2-2 with Tottenham last time out. The result means that the men from Merseyside have now drawn their last three league matches. It also means that the Toffees have failed to win in five Premier League matches.
The poor recent run of form has seen Everton fall four points behind sixth-place Liverpool, although the visitors do have a game on their city rivals in the race for a top-six finish this season. Their top-four hopes now just seem a distant memory.
One positive for Everton this season is their away record. The Toffees have lost just one of their previous 11 league matches on their travels, recording seven wins in the process. Only the top three teams in the English top-flight have won more away games this season.
Arsenal will be disappointed with their lack of consistency this season. A defeat in this clash would all but end any outside chance that the Gunners can secure European football through their league position.
Everton have struggled for wins and form of late. However, they have been good on their travels. We are backing the draw in this clash. The other recommendation we are making is under 2.5 goals, as Everton tend to be defensive on their travels and the Gunners can be inconsistent in attack.
Verdict: We are backing the draw at odds of 13/5 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/5. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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Who will come out on top between these two inconsistent teams?