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Everton v Arsenal betting tips: Benitez feeling the heat

| 05.12.2021

Everton v Arsenal betting tips and odds

The latest round of Premier League fixtures concludes with Monday night’s clash at Goodison Park where Arsenal are 23/20 favourites to beat struggling Everton.

The Toffees were humiliated by Merseyside rivals Liverpool on Wednesday when their winless streak extended to eight games – a run which means they are just five points clear of the relegation zone.

Rafael Benitez is now the 4/9 favourite to become the next Premier League manager to leave so let’s look at some of the options in our Everton v Arsenal betting tips.

Match Odds

Mikel Arteta felt the Gunners let Manchester United off the hook in Thursday’s 3-2 defeat at Old Trafford where Emile Smith Rowe’s strange goal past stricken keeper David De Gea put the visitors ahead only for United to hit back and seal the points with a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty.

The Spaniard said Arsenal, who would have gone fourth with a win, had “perfect control of the game but we started to give some very simple balls away in very dangerous areas”.

Everton are not quite in United’s league and their 4-1 drubbing by the Reds means they have taken just one point from their last seven games.

The Toffees completed the double against Arsenal last season and are 23/10 to make it a hat-trick of victories but the visitors have won seven of their previous 11 Premier League games, five of which involved under 3.5 match goals which is 15/8.

The north Londoners have kept the most clean sheets in the top flight this season outside the top three and can be backed at 27/10 to win to nil bearing in mind the Blues’ derby defeat was the first time they had scored in four matches.

Benitez’s side have also been trailing at the break in four of their last five games, so the visitors look an interesting prospect at 13/5 to be leading at half-time and full-time.

Arsenal to win or draw, both teams to score in the second half and over 2.5 goals in the match is 9/2 while a 2-1 win for the Gunners is 8/1 as one of our Everton v Arsenal betting tips.

Talking Tactics

Benitez is starting to get most of his senior players back from injury and centre-back Yerry Mina has a chance of playing on Monday, although Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Andre Gomes remain on the sidelines.

The Spaniard went with a 4-4-2 against the Reds in which Richarlison was accompanied up front by Salomon Rondon, who has yet to score this season and is doubtful for the game.

That meant Demarai Gray and Andros Townsend were able to play in their preferred positions on the wing either side of Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure.

Martin Odegaard played behind main striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a 4-4-1-1 system at Old Trafford where the latter was replaced by Alexandre Lacazette 10 minutes from time.

Goalscorer Odds

Aubameyang has failed to score in his last five Premier League appearances but is the 4/1 favourite to break the deadlock or 8/5 to score.

Smith Rowe got the ball rolling at Old Trafford and is 6/1 to repeat the trick or 5/2 to get on the scoresheet while Odegaard is 17/2 and 7/2 in the same markets having scored Arsenal’s equaliser against United.

Gabriel Martinelli scored off the bench in the 2-0 win against Newcastle and started Thursday’s game so we go 15/2 and 3/1 on the Brazilian in the two options.

Richarlison is 6/1 to get the ball rolling or 12/6 to find the net, Gray is 8/1 and 10/3 in the equivalent markets having scored his fourth goal of the season in the drubbing by Liverpool while Townsend is 11/1 and 4/1.

Doucoure likes to weigh in with the occasional goal and the last of our Everton v Arsenal betting tips is for midfielder to draw first blood at 14/1 or 5/1 to find the net.

Match Info

Where: Goodison Park

When: 20:00, Monday 6th December

How to watch: Sky Sports

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Author

Warren Barner