Everton vs Arsenal Bet Builder Tips: 2.20 Builder Backing the League Leaders
Everton vs Arsenal Bet Builder Tips: Saturday, February, 4th
We have Everton vs Arsenal bet builder tips for you ahead of the match that pits the league leaders against a struggling Everton side. The Toffees will be hoping there is indeed a new manager bounce as they look to navigate their way to Premier League safety. Arsenal will want to keep up the pace to avoid a challenge from Man City.
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England, Premier League, Saturday, February 4th, 12:30 (UK)
Arsenal picked up 50 points in their opening 19 games and are on track to become Premier League centurions. Points-wise, a second half of the season like the first would see them lift the title for the first league title since the invincibles season in 2003/04.
The Gunners have only lost once in the Premier League this season. They avenged that defeat by beating Manchester United in the dying moments of their last match and are showing all the hallmarks of potential champions.
Everton sacked Frank Lampard after the defeat to West Ham in a bid to save their season. Lampard galvanised the club and helped them to survive the drop last season. However, Everton find themselves in 19th place and a change was in order.
Sean Dyche has been appointed and the experienced manager looks an ideal candidate to turn this season around. He earned many plaudits for his work at Burnley but was dismissed before the end of last season. He now faces the unenviable task of uniting a club in conflict. An upturn of results would certainly help his cause and it’s generally accepted that new managers get results. But does the new manager bounce really exist? We assessed the facts last season.
Everton vs Arsenal Stats & Facts
- Everton have an xGA of 35.02 this season, the 2nd worst in the league.
- The Toffees have won the last two meetings at Goodison Park 2-1.
- Arsenal have an xG of 40.57 this season, the 2nd best in the league.
- The Gunners have kept a clean sheet in seven of their 10 away Premier League matches.
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There were just 25 throws when these sides met earlier in the season. Moreover, the last five meetings between these sides are averaging 33.8 throws per game. Just one of those matches has seen more than 35 throws.
Sean Dyche has a reputation for being a defensive manager. His sides are difficult to play against and he favours an organised 4-4-2 formation, especially against the bigger sides. He also likes his strikers to play an active role in defending to pin the opposition back. His Burnley side used this to great effect when they ended Liverpool’s unbeaten home run. There were just 24 throws in that match. In Dyche’s last season at Burnley, their 12 matches against the ‘big-six’ were averaging just 34.67 throws per game.
Arsenal are accomplished in possession and they seldom misplace any passes. Their matches are averaging 34.79 throws per game this season. Only Manchester City’s matches see less on average. Given the numbers for both sides, backing unders certainly looks the way to go here.
The Evertonians will get behind the players this weekend as they hope to breathe life into their season but Saturday’s match looks a step too far. Arteta has a very strong squad at his disposal and the January acquisitions have added depth.
Arsenal beat Everton 5-1 earlier in the season. This should be a harder-fought contest but the visitors should still come out on top. Everton have won the last two meetings at Goodison Park but Arsenal are a very different animal this season. The Gunners have won 11 of their 13 league matches since the defeat at Old Trafford. The Toffees are without a win in their last 10 competitive matches.
- Under 39.5 Throws In The Match
- Arsenal To Win
Bet Builder odds: 2.20
Odds via bet365 as at 12:00 February 2nd 2023. Odds may now differ.