Everton vs. Arsenal Preview (What To Know Before Betting)
Everton vs. Arsenal
Arsenal’s early-season journey takes them to Goodison Park, where they aim to rectify their recent struggles on Merseyside in a Premier League showdown against Everton this Sunday afternoon.
The Toffees managed to secure their first point of the season before the international break with a 2-2 draw against Sheffield United. In contrast, Mikel Arteta’s squad delivered a thrilling 3-1 victory over Manchester United.
In the realm of goalkeeping redemption tales, Jordan Pickford arguably crafted one of the finest during Everton’s thrilling encounter with Sheffield United. This was the match where the Toffees finally marked their season’s account with a goal, courtesy of Abdoulaye Doucoure, followed by a splendid equalizer by Cameron Archer.
Everton vs. Arsenal
Sheffield United’s new number nine then inadvertently contributed to an unfortunate own goal by Pickford. Archer’s shot struck the post, ricocheted off the England number one’s back, and found its way over the line. However, Arnaut Danjuma equalized for the visitors before Pickford delivered a remarkable double save in the dying moments of the match, denying Oli McBurnie.
Pickford’s late heroics played a crucial role in securing a point for Everton. This result finally got them on the board for the 2023-24 season after suffering three consecutive defeats against Fulham, Aston Villa, and Wolverhampton Wanderers, failing to score in any of those matches.
However, Sean Dyche’s team, perhaps unsurprisingly, still find themselves in 18th place, just above Luton Town and the bottom-placed Burnley. Their meager tally of two goals also makes them share the worst offensive record in the league with the Hatters.
What to remember Everton vs. Arsenal
Goodison Park seems to cast a spell on Arsenal whenever they visit, but Everton’s persistent injury concerns and offensive struggles make it challenging to foresee another Merseyside defeat for the Gunners.
While the prospect of their first Champions League match in over six years next week could be a distraction, Arteta’s squad displayed glimpses of their former selves against Man United and should, at last, secure their first away victory against Everton in the post-Wenger era.
Betting tip for Everton vs. Arsenal
Our expert tipster partners anticipate that there will be fewer than 3.5 goals in this match.