Still in with a small chance of earning a top-four place on the final day, Arsenal welcomes Everton to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday to round off their English Premier League campaign. You can live-bet on the Premier League action by using our sportsbook.
Arsenal: Poor Finish
The battle for fourth place looks likely to see one of Arsenal and Tottenham lose out, and Gunners fans will be licking their lips at the prospect of finishing above Antonio Conte’s outfit. There are only two points between the sides as things stand, but Spurs have the upper hand and they are playing already relegated Norwich in the final round while Arsenal hosts Everton.
Finishing above Tottenham has been a formality for much of Arsenal’s recent history, even reaching the point that Arsenal supporters have invented a holiday to mark the occasion. Arsenal was second best throughout the 90 minutes against Newcastle, who put on a show in front of their fans in what was a celebratory atmosphere in the final home game of the season. The Spurs know that they only need a draw away at Norwich to seal Champions League qualification, with their goal difference being 15 better than their North London rivals.
The best soccer analysts in European football think that Arsenal’s hopes of a fourth-place finish are now done and dusted. Who are we to argue with that? All we know is that Arsenal needs a miracle, although manager Mikel Arteta insisted that anything is still possible ahead of the final game of the season. On top of that, we also know that Arsenal’s performance at St James’ Park was not one expected of a side with Champions League aspirations. Many are pointing to a lack of January incomings to bolster a thin squad and to Arteta’s bad tactics from the final games of the season.
The defeat to Newcastle also extended Arsenal’s run without a clean sheet to nine matches, so how on earth to back a team with such poor morale heading into the final day of the season? No, thank you, we won’t include them in our soccer picks and parlays. Arteta is still without Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney for the final match of the season.
Everton: Safety Secured
Frank Lampard’s men found themselves 2-0 down at the interval against Crystal Palace on Thursday evening, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin sealed a memorable comeback on Merseyside in the 85th minute to edge the Toffees ever closer to survival. The goal also triggered huge celebrations on the pitch as a number of supporters invaded the pitch and swarmed players with still over five minutes to play.
Of course, the team enjoyed a long party to celebrate the achievement so we don’t know exactly how well-prepared and how motivated the players are ahead of this clash. Lampard’s side can now finish no lower than 16th and would have been relieved to secure their survival before their trip to the Emirates, especially seeing as they have won just twice on the road during their entire domestic campaign. One of those triumphs, though, did come at Kind Power Stadium earlier this month.
Everton’s defense will be bolstered by the return of Jarrad Branthwaite from a one-match ban, although Salomon Rondon remains on the naughty step. Andros Townsend and Nathan Patterson will both miss the final day of the season, but Fabian Delph and Yerry Mina have small chances of making the squad, though neither man should be risked from the off. If you’re betting online, you should definitely make sure you check Everton’s starting lineup as we expect Lampard to approach this clash with a high rotation of his squad.
Arsenal vs Everton Head-to-Head
Surprisingly, Everton won the previous three mutual encounters between the two sides, including a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture back in December 2021. The games between the two teams always produce excitement and goals. We’ve seen at least three goals on the scoresheet in three of the last four head-to-heads between the clubs, with both finding the back of the net.
Arsenal is one of the best home teams in the league with 12 wins in 18 games and 30 goals scored. On the other side, Everton is the worst away team in the Premier League with just two wins in 18 road games, in which they conceded 36 goals.
Arsenal vs Everton Game Information
- Game: Arsenal (21-3-13) vs Everton (16-6-20)
- Location: Emirates Stadium, London
- Day/Time: Sunday, 11 a.m. ET
- Arsenal vs Everton live stream: fubo.tv
Arsenal vs Everton Betting Lines
|Arsenal||-1½ +110||-250||3 Evo||1½ -170o
|Everton FC||+1½ -130||+775||3 -120u||½ -170o
Arsenal vs Everton Predictions
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -250 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at three.
It is difficult to back Arsenal with any real confidence after watching the calamity at St James’ Park, but the Emirates soil has been kind to them this season. On top of that Everton will probably rest many of their key players after a long celebration following their win against Crystal Palace. Still, we can’t back the Gunners at this price and we are not so sure they will be able to comfortably cover the spread on Sunday. With the visitors now having nothing to play but pride, we expect a high-scoring affair, so for our official pick, we’re backing the over.
Pick: Over 3 goals (Ev)