Everton v Arsenal Betting: Gunners can blow the Toffees away

Two sides with contrasting form contest what looks an intriguing Premier League game on Tuesday evening as Arsenal make the trip north to face Everton. The visitors have won their previous three league matches, racking up 11 goals in the process and Paddy Power are a stand out 10/11 (1.91) about the away win.

Ronald Koeman’s side have struggled badly of late, having made an excellent start to the campaign under their new Dutch boss, the 53-year-old has seen his side win just one of their last 10 league encounters.

That said, the majority of the Blues’ main issues have come on the road and they’re unbeaten at Goodison Park in this competition since March. It’s 16/5 (4.20) that the Toffees are able to take three points here while the draw is a 5/2 (3.50) shot.

This midweek round of fixtures poses plenty of questions for managers, do they rotate their squads with the prospect of a second game in three days followed by another one at the weekend or name their best side and hope that the results are not adversely affected? The Gunners clearly have a deeper squad and perhaps they are the team more likely to make alterations but as always, team news will prove crucial to any potential wagers.

Regardless of Everton’s struggles but one factor that has regularly rewarded punters is backing goals. The hosts have seen both teams score in five of their seven home league games this term while it’s been six straight Arsenal games in the Premier League since either team kept a clean sheet.

Both teams to score is offered at just 8/13 (1.62) by the Irish firm, that’s unlikely to entice too many punters in as a single wager but it’s worth chancing some of the bigger goals-based markets here. Over 2.5 goals is 4/6 (1.67) while adding in the BTTS element pays 10/11 (1.91).

That’s a solid pick given that it’s landed in five of Arsenal’s previous six matches in all competitions, the only exception being a EFL Cup clash against Southampton where the Gunners made a host of changes, fielding an inexperienced team on home soil and crashing out 2-0 as a result.

Those searching for bigger prices should consider the 7/4 (2.75) on the over 3.5 goals market but there could also be some value in taking a chance on the Gunners shading a high-scoring match.

Paddy Power go 12/5 (3.40) on Arsenal winning a game where both teams score and considering that’s landed in each of their previous three Premier League matches (Bournemouth, West Ham and Stoke), it looks worthy of a small investment.

Everton are showing no sort of defensive solidity at the moment and while Romelu Lukaku should ensure they pose a threat in attack, it is at the other end of the field where the Toffees could find themselves in a sticky situation against a free-scoring Gunners side.

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