Everton vs Arsenal betting Preview, Odds and Predictions – 21/12/2019
English Premier League 2019-20 season Everton vs Arsenal betting preview: – Goodison Park – Saturday, December 21, 2019 – 12:30 hrs BST
Arsenal Players Form
At the best, Arsenal are now in shambles. The advent of Freddie Ljungberg as the interim coach after Unai Emery's sacking in late-November has hardly had any effect on the Gunners' fortunes as the Swede has managed just one win in the previous five games under his stewardship.
Mesut Ozil's comment on Uighir Muslims' of China has not furthered his cause with the club in anyway nor have his lackluster performances on the field.
In the 0-3 loss to City, Arsenal had no spark, no creation and no fight and let the opposition run all over them.
Top flight players like Pierre Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette look shadows of their true selves.
The defense consisting of seasoned folks like of Maitland-Niles, David Luiz, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Sead Kolasinac have been ineffective at the best.
Barring a 1-0 win overs of bottom-half clubs like Newcastle and Bournemouth, the Gunners have failed to maintain a clean sheet in all of their remaining 15 Premier League outings so far.
Going into 21st December's clash with Everton at Goodison Park, it would be surprising if they didn't concede a goal or two at least.
Everton Players Form
Everton, in the meantime, look re-vitalized after their disastrous first half of the campaign under Marco Silva.
Under new coach Duncan Ferguson, the Toffees broke a run of three defeats to emerge and beat Chelsea 3-1 and hold Manchester United to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.
In players like Richarlisona and Calvert-Lewin, they have folks who can do a lot of damage to defenses as they demonstrated in their recent games.
The 4-4-2 formation adopted by Ferguson has added much-needed stability to the team and we can expect a similar line-up this time around.
But injuries could plague the Toffees at Goodison Park on Saturday as the list of “Unavailables” and Doubtfuls suggest below.
Everton Predicted line-up (4-4-2):
Pickford (goal); Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne; Iwobi, Holgate, Davies, Bernard; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
Andre Gomes (Injured), Gbamin (Injured), Walcott (Injured), Schneiderlin (Injured)
Sigurdsson (Injured), Djibril (Injured), Delph (Injured), Digne (Injured),
Injuries have forced Ljungberg into making switches up in the Arsenal midfield and defence but the changes hardly have had any effect.
The Swede is of the opinion that the side lacks balance when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette together, so don't expect both of them to start on Saturday.
Arsenal Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1):
Leno (goal), Maitland-Niles, David Luiz, Chambers, Kolasinac; Guendouzi, Torreira; Pepe, Ozil, Martinelli; Aubameyang.
Tierney (Injured), Ceballos (Injured), Sokratis (Suspended), Holding (Injured), Bellerin (Injured)
Xhaka (Injured), Kolasinac (Injured)
On a head to head basis, Arsenal have won four of their last five outings with Everton.
But the only one the Gunners lost was as recently as April 2019, a 0-1 defeat at Goodison Park just when the club's descent into mediocrity had begun.
With the kind of caliber Arsenal possess, they would have been normally expected to make short work of Everton, but given their recent form it would be a miracle if they came away with 3 points from Goodison Park.
In fact, the hosts are the favourites to win the December 21st game as the odds below suggest.
Everton vs Arsenal betting Odds
All odds quoted are from Bet365 bookmaker and subject to change. Prices were correct as of 18/12/2019.
Both teams to score
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: 4/5
Alexandre Lacazette: 1/1
Dominic Calvert-Lewin: 7/5
Cenk Tosun: 8/5
Moise Kean: 7/5
Gabriel Martinelli: 7/5
Nicolas Pepe: 7/4
Gylfi Sigurdsson: 21/10
Mesut Ozil: 7/2
Alex Iwobi: 11/4