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Arsenal vs Everton – Nasri’s loss leaves Everton a strong bet at 6/1

| 01.02.2011

Arsene Wenger’s plans backfired after Arsenal scraped through their FA Cup tie with Huddersfield on Sunday, and the repercussions could be felt at the Emirates as early as Tuesday.

Samir Nasri is out for three weeks and Arsenal’s leading top scorer in the Premier League has been influential in the Gunner’s attacking play this season and Arsenal may struggle without him.

Match Odds

Everton are a huge price at 6/1 to beat Arsenal considering they drew 2-2 at the Emirates last season, however it’s been 15 matches since Everton last won away to Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger’s side are the 4/9 favourites to beat Everton and are unbeaten in their last five matches, haven’t conceded a Premier League goal in 2011 and have won their last two league matches 3-0.

But David Moyes’ side have lost just once in their last eight games, and with Arsenal priced so short, the value is in backing the draw at 10/3.

Total Goals

Everton have drawn more games in the Premier League than any other club and a repeat of last season’s 2-2 draw is a tempting price at 22/1.

Louis Saha has three goals in his last five games after netting against Chelsea on Saturday, and the Frenchman is 9/1 to get the first goal and 3/1 to score anytime.

Arsenal had to rely on Cesc Fabregas once again on Saturday and with Nasri out, the Arsenal captain would be expected to take on a more prominent role and is 11/2 to score first.

Half betting

Everton are yet to lose a match when they have been drawing at half time and Arsenal are 8/1 to come from behind and draw.

Everton are a massive 8/1 to be leading at half time and not win, but the 9/1 for it to be 1-1 at half time looks the pick of the markets.

A £10 stake on Saha scoring first and the game ending 2-2 would return £1,510. New customers can sign up here for a free bet worth £25.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.