Everton vs Arsenal 08/23/2014 Free English Premier League Soccer Pick and Preview
Everton (0-1-0) Arsenal (1-0-0)
Saturday 23rd August 2014 17:30(GMT)
The Line: Everton 7/4 Draw 9/4 Arsenal 17/10 See the Latest Odds
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A terrific match up on Saturday evening will see Everton look to continue their terrific home form from last season where they only lost twice all year. Roberto Martinez sides success was built on a tough defence as they held four of the top six scoreless at Goodison Park. Tim Howard will be the last line of defence behind the back four who are protected by Barry and McCarthy in front of them. Lukaku, Naismith and Pienaar will be a three pronged attack and although Everton will miss Ross Barkley who is out with a long term injury I think that at home the toffees will have enough to put it up to any team in the league.
How good are Arsenal? Well it's hard to know really, attacking free flowing passing is guaranteed but lapses in concentration and mistakes at the back are almost guaranteed as well. The addition of Alexis Sanchez is terrific business but the question marks over Wengers defence are still legitimate. Can the gunners win or even challenge for a league title with Per Mertesacker as a center half? My opinion probably not. One thing for certain is that Arsenal will be physically tested tomorrow against lukaku, naismith and mcgeady.
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I am going to take the draw, I think this game could be a great one to watch but I am not sure either team will be good enough to come away with a win. Take the draw and follow me on Twitter@antonpippk