Arsenal vs Everton 04/23/2021 Results, Soccer Odds and Picks
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Arsenal vs Everton 04/23/2021 – Arsenal plays host to Everton in an English Premier League clash on Friday, April 23 at the Emirates Stadium. They will air the 3:00 PM ET showdown via Sky and BBC Radio for audiences in the United Kingdom. The Arsenal Player app will feature the game for international soccer fanatics. Both teams are hoping to keep their dwindling European tournament hopes alive. Everton looking to end their winless run to keep themselves in contention for at least a slot in the Europa League.
Arsenal, on the other hand, seeks to secure another victory to fuel their last-ditch effort to go up the Premier League table and gain the ticket to the group stages of either one of the two European club tournaments next year. Soccer oddsmakers favor Arsenal in this fixture due to their impressive victory over Sheffield United and the Gunners’ dominance at home against the Toffees.
Arsenal vs Everton 04/23/2021
Currently occupying ninth place in the 20-team field, Arsenal (13-6-12, 45 points) has not been as great as it used to be when Arsene Wenger was managing the team. The Gunners, now handled by Mikel Arteta, are kind of inconsistent over the past few games as evidenced by their victories against Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City, Leeds United and Sheffield United and their setbacks against Liverpool, Manchester City and Aston Villa. In their last match against Sheffield, Arsenal seems to have regained their bearings after their embarrassing 0-3 loss against Liverpool.
Alexander Lacazette and Gabriel Martinelli scored the goals for the Gunners. They played without key players Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka. They were subbed out in the second half due to injury. With this being said, Lacazette will get all the attention in case Aubameyang and Saka are still unfit to play. If this happens, the rest of the Gunners must step up and provide the game-winning moments for the team.
Players to Watch: Alexander Lacazette (13 goals, 2 assists); Nicolas Pepe (5 goals, 1 assist); Gabriel (2 goals); Granit Xhaka (1 goal, 2 assists); Kieran Tierney (1 goal, 2 assists).
Eighth-placed Everton (14-7-10, 49 points) have surprised Premier League followers this season thanks to their impressive showing under the guidance of multi-titled Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti. However, things have not been good for the Toffees over the past five games as they have yet to come up with a victory and they have only garnered three of the possible 15 points in those matches. This has distanced them from Leicester City (56 points), West Ham United (55 points), Chelsea (54 points), Liverpool (52 points) and Tottenham Hotspur (50 points).
It is still mathematically possible for Everton to come up with one of the four spots available for English teams in the UEFA Champions League as they still have seven assignments under their belt. However, they must put up superb performances in those games to give them a chance of gaining a ticket to the European tournaments. Top scorer Dominic Calvert-Levin will be the main offensive weapon for Everton with James Rodriguez, Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson backing him up.
Players to Watch: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (14 goals); James Rodriguez (6 goals, 4 assists); Richarlison (6 goals, 3 assists); Gylfi Sigurdsson (4 goals, 4 assists); Michael Keane (3 goals, 1 assist).
Arsenal vs Everton Betting Numbers
Summary: Their recent showing against Sheffield United and the inconsistent showing of Everton in their past five matches place Arsenal as slight favorites in this fixture, according to the best soccer bookmaker. Although Everton has the capacity to score goals and pull off impressive plays due to their top-caliber lineup, a determined Arsenal will show up and negate the might and strength that Everton will impose against them.
Moneyline: A bet for Arsenal would merit a -120 moneyline while an Everton pick would merit a +350 moneyline. Meanwhile, a draw would offer an ML of +250.
Pick: Arsenal will extend its winning run at home with a 2-1 victory over Everton.