Arsenal vs. Everton and Pick to Win
Date:Sunday, September 22nd, 2017
Where: English Premier League Goodison Park, Everton, UK
by Keith, Professional Soccer/Football Handicapper, Predictem
Match Odds: Arsenal 17/16, Everton 3/1, Draw 11/4
Moneyline: Arsenal +106, Everton +300, Draw +275
Over/Under Best Market: UNDER 2.5 1/1 (+100/EVENS)
Two traditional heavyweights of the English Premier League will square off this weekend in what will be a pivotal affair for both sides looking to catch some momentum. The Gunners of Arsenal by way of London will travel to the North West to meet with the Toffees of Everton who come by way of Liverpool in a clash of Premiership titans. Both teams have looked less than pristine in their most recent outings. Arsenal has climbed its way up the table despite floundering against the Hornets of Greater London, Watford in their most recent fixture. Arsenal is looking to get back in to Champions League play after missing the ball in the 2016-17 campaign. The Gunners are in the Europa League and boast winning the FA Cup last season. The Gunners have been regulars in winning the FA Cup but nevertheless enthusiasts are firm in the fact that Arsenal has bigger fish to fry. A slew of acquisitions to elevate the star power in Highbury has left many fans feeling disappointed with the overall performance portfolio of the Gunners.
As mentioned, Arsenal comes in off a stunning defeat when they were taken down by Watford in their most recent English Premier League exploit. Arsenal was defeated in a 2-1 shocker that sent ripples across the league comparable to what Burnley had achieved in its upset of defending champion Chelsea in the first week of action. Previous to this, the Gunners had been on fire and won their previous four fixtures leading up to the headline loss. Nevertheless, the defeat is an event that once again warmed up the seat of skipper Arsene Wenger. Arsenal has not played any formidable competition by many accounts as of late, so the string of victories seems like a bit of a misnomer. The Gunners and Toffees have been both shared a recent common opponent in Brighton and Hove Albion. The Gunners were able to produce a win against the recently promoted side whilst Everton struggled mightily to get by them with a draw.
One thing remains certain, the Evertonians have hit a very rough patch recently and much of this can be chalked up to the Toffees selling off their only bright light, star forward Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United. In doing so, the opportunity for Everton to welcome home a favorite son came to fruition when forward Wayne Rooney came back across the Mersey. Everton is typically a team that we we see hanging in the top ten of the table or perhaps as high as the upper third. However, this year Everton is flirting with relegation be that they stand at 16th with just 8 points on the campaign. These narratives are very alarming for the blue team from the Greater Liverpool Area. Nevertheless, Goodison Park is a place where many teams have gone and found themselves in a trap. Arsenal seems poised to be that team typically, but that event may be coming a week late.
Arsenal is known for let-downs when the lights are upon them, but right now their stock is through the floor after the Watford loss. So now, we have a chance to take the Gunners at a friendly price instead. Given the fact, we would normally be laying juice to take Arsenal we will go ahead and dive in while the return is above evens. To complement this choice, the UNDER 2.5 is an excellent play given the fact that Evertons offense is poised to hit a wall when it faces the likes of the Gunners defense. The accumulation of these two plays curates the prospect of risking two units to bank 2.06 if both are successful.
Arsenal Recent Form
L Watford 1-2
W Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0
W BATE Barisov 4-2
W West Bromwich Albion 2-0
W Doncaster Rovers 1-0
Everton Recent Form
D Brighton and Hove Albion 1-1
L Burnley 0-1
D Apollon Limassol 1-1
W Bournemouth 2-1
W Sunderland 3-0
Keith’s Prediction for the Game:ARSENAL 17/16 (+106) and UNDER 2.5 1/1 (+100/EVENS)
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