Arsenal vs Everton 10/24/2015 Premier League Preview, Odds and Predictions
Everton vs Arsenal
Saturday 24th October 2015 12:30(ET)
The Line: Arsenal Draw Everton See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports; NBC Live; Premier Sports; Fox Sports
The late evening game on Saturday is a cracking match up with Arsenal playing host to Everton at the Emirates stadium. After a terrific midweek win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League Arsenal now face a real banana skin as they host an Everton side who will be looking for a better performance after losing to Manchester United 3-0 last weekend. Arsene Wenger has a couple of tough decisions to make this weekend as Olivier Giroud provides a different sort of threat but most definitely made an impact midweek and I think the frenchman probably deserves a start here. Ozil, Cazorla, Walcott and Sanchez all provide different attacking options but Giroud has the ability to play through the center, hold up play and of course has significant aerial presence in the box. This is a really good Arsenal side though and one that has it's eyes firmly on winning the Premier League and competing in the Champions League, struggles early in the season have been replaced by optimism in a talented squad that has shown massive improvement on last season and has now turned in massive performances against both Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
Everton come into this game as major under dogs and Roberto Martinez side will be smarting at the manner of their defeat last week against Manchester United. Everton played really poorly in that game and considering how well the Toffees had been playing prior to the game one has to think it was an abohration rather than a run of form. Everton were on a seven game unbeaten run prior to last weeks loss and will look to bounce back here with at the very least a good performance. Lukaku and Naismith will be looking to get in behind Arsenal at every given opportunity and the key for Everton may be their full backs as Seamus Coleman's delivery and runs on the wings have caused Arsenal numerous problems over the last couple of years and the Irish man could again be key for the Toffees tomorrow.
This is a fixture that Arsenal have dominated. Everton's last win away at Arsenal came in 1996 and the Gunners have really dominated this fixture over the last few years but Everton have still had a knack for managing good performances against Arsenal and have been very tough to beat with four of the last eight meetings ending in a draw. I think both teams have a slight edge going forward and I am going to take both teams to score here in what should be a really terrific game of football.