Everton v Arsenal Betting Tips
Ronald Koeman was granted a stay of execution last weekend thanks to Wayne Rooney. The Everton manager probably would not have survived a defeat against Brighton after his team’s poor start to the season but Rooney rescued a point at the Amex Stadium with a late goal.
Koeman was no doubt delighted to avoid another damaging defeat but that point barely papers over the cracks.
The breakdown in the relationship between Koeman and the Everton fans has even led some to suggest that they were hoping for Rooney to miss his penalty in order to hasten the Dutchman’s exit from the club.
In that regard, many Arsenal fans will have sympathy for their opposite numbers at Goodison Park.
Arsenal fans have been demonstrating in various ways about Arsene Wenger’s continued employment at the club for years now. The Frenchman has so far remained in his job but his popularity took another blow on the weekend when his team threw away a lead to lose to Watford.
All of that paints a rather bleak picture for Koeman and Wenger ahead of their meeting at Goodison Park on Sunday.
Dark Clouds to Remain Over Goodison
There are plenty of things going wrong on the pitch at Everton but it’s all underpinned by a distinct lack of a plan.
The team are ponderous and devoid of ideas going forwards, the defence have been far too generous to the opposition while Koeman seems unsure of what his best formation is.
Nobody knows for sure when Koeman will leave the club but you can be sure that the players are fully aware of the situation. They know that their manager’s job rests on how they perform but you don’t get the feeling they are ready to give their all for Koeman.
The same can be said of many of the Arsenal squad. Far too many of them have looked far too disinterested far too often but at least the Gunners have quality throughout their squad.
Everton’s squad is almost comically unbalanced with a lack of pace and of goals.
In what should be a tense affair, the extra goal threat posed by Arsenal should make the difference so back the Gunners to win their first away game of the season at 21/20 with BetVictor.
Goals Set to be at a Premium
Arsenal have just one point and one goal to show from four games away from home. That is a frankly appalling record for a team who set out to challenge for the title at the beginning of the season.
Everton have won two of their four league games at Goodison Park so far but they were narrow success against Stoke and Bournemouth.
The Goodison Park faithful will be behind their team at kickoff just like they are for every game but it won’t take long for them to voice their displeasure if things don’t go to plan on the pitch.
Arsenal knows they can turn the crowd against Everton and will look to frustrate early doors which makes a bet on the 0-0 halftime score look good value at 9/4 with William Hill.
In terms of the full-time score, we like the look of the 8/1 that Bet365 are quoting on Arsenal winning 1-0. That selection also brings into play the draw/Arsenal selection in Marathonbet’s half-time/full-time market at 23/5.