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Arsenal and Everton meet in the English Premier League on Friday night, with the pair locked in a battle to redeem their EPL seasons.
Both are loitering in midtable as the fixtures run out with the Toffees having gone right off the boil and the Gunners having never got going.
Victory at the Emirates Stadium would take Mikel Arteta’s side to level on points with his old club and just a point behind arch-rivals Tottenham in seventh, ahead of the rest of the weekend’s action.
The Londoners have actually lost just once in their last seven, on the field at least, with a bungled attempt to participate in the European Super League this week costing them all manor of goodwill and stability.
Arteta’s team will have to get incensed fans back on side sharpish, as they eye a late move up from ninth in the standings.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could return as far as the matchday squad following his bout of malaria, which would be a timely boost given the injury suffered by Alexandre Lacazette.
David Luiz and Kieran Tierney are defensive absentees, with loanee Martin Odegaard also doubtful.
Carlo Ancelotti’s visitors were dreaming of the thoroughly noble goal of Uefa Champions League qualification not so long ago.
But a run of five straight Premier League games without a win has seen them tumble out of the top four reckoning and down into eighth place.
Three draws on the bounce against Crystal Palace, Brighton and Tottenham has only added to the frustration around Goodison Park.
They may have a mirror-image boost to that of their hosts, at least, with the possible return of Dominic Calvert-Lewin from injury.
Doubts remain over the involvement of Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph, Yerry Mina and Bernard, though, with Abdoulaye Doucoure and Jean-Philippe Gbamin both ruled out for certain.
Arsenal vs Everton: By the numbers
- Coming into this game, Arsenal has picked up 8 points from the last 5 games, both home and away. That’s 1.6 points per game on average. BTTS has landed in an intriguing 3 of those games. Arsenal has scored 9 times in the last 5 fixtures.
- Arsenal has put together a good run of form and has now gone 2 games without defeat.
- It’s possible we will see a couple of goals here, with the last 7 games for Arsenal ending with 2 goals or more being scored.
- Arsenal will be looking to keep up the momentum today against Everton, having lost just 1 game from the last 5. They have won 2 and drawn 2
- In the last 5 matches for Arsenal, 3 of those games has ended with both teams scoring. This season 15 matches (47% of all matches) involving Arsenal has seen BTTS landing.
- Coming into this game, Everton has picked up 3 points from the last 5 games, both home and away. That’s 0.6 points per game on average. BTTS has landed in an intriguing 3 of those games. Everton has scored 4 times in the last 5 fixtures.
- Everton has put together a good run of form and has now gone 3 games without defeat.
- Can Everton turn this around? They have not won in the last 5 games coming into this, with 3 draws and 2 defeats.
- Things have not been going that well in front of goal for Everton recently, with the side failing to score in 2 of the last 5 games. Will the manager change his tactics today, or throw in another forward?
- In the last 5 matches for Everton, 3 of those games has ended with both teams scoring. This season 17 matches (55% of all matches) involving Everton has seen BTTS landing.
Arsenal vs Everton: Prediction
Prediction methodology explained: The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.
Arsenal vs Everton: EPL starting XI prediction
Probable Arsenal Starting XI: Bernd Leno, Calum Chambers, Rob Holding, Gabriel Magalhaes, Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey, Dani Ceballos, Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah.
Probable Everton Starting XI: Jordan Pickford, Mason Holgate, Michael Keane, Ben Godfrey, Seamus Coleman, Tom Davies, Allan, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lucas Digne, James Rodriguez, Richarlison.