Everton vs Arsenal – Sunday 22nd October 2017 – 13:30 - Sky Sports Football 

Everton are 13/5 with Wayne Rooney is at 6/1 to score first.

Everton face Arsenal at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon, in an action-packed Super Sunday schedule.

The Toffees come into this match in poor form after losing another home fixture, this time a 2-1 defeat against Lyon.

Everton's defence was exposed early again, with Nabil Fekir converting from the penalty spot after a poor challenge from Mason Holgate (6).

Ashley Williams equalised for the Toffees (69) with Koeman's side handed a lifeline.

It was an eventful match for the former Swansea man, who escaped serious punishment despite being involved in a huge fracas with the Lyon players.

Bertrand Traore scored the winner for the visitors (75), with the pressure mounting on Koeman after another poor home performance.


New Squad 

It has been a productive off season for Everton, with manager Ronald Koeman recruiting heavily.

His side continue to suffer heavily though, with the squad suffering some embarrassing performances and results.

This latest result is another setback for Koeman, they are struggling to progress in the Europa League as a result.

Everton come into this match in 16th place in the Premier League, with no wins in their last four matches.


Toffees Underdogs

Everton come into this match as the underdogs, with their poor recent form and home results informing the bookies.

Ronald Koeman will be looking to win this fixture and secure some much-needed momentum.

Everton will be looking for a second win in three games against Arsenal.

Tough Start

Arsenal come into this match on the back of a 1-0 win away against Red Star Belgrade, an excellent response from Wenger's men.

Olivier Giroud scored the only goal of the game (85), with the Frenchman scoring a late winner for the Gunners.

Red Star Belgrade did have a player sent off, with Rodic giving his marching orders with ten minutes remaining (80).

It was a dominant performance from the Gunners who had 61% of the ball, with 11 shots and five on target.

It is a great result for the Gunners, who have responded well to criticism from the Watford loss.


Great Campaign

Despite the poor Watford result, Arsenal have had an excellent record in their last six matches.

They have had a tough season so far, with the Gunners adrift of leaders Manchester City to the tune of nine points.

Arsenal are currently in 6th place in the Premier League, that's a poor position for Arsenal to be in at this stage.

They face a Toffees side who have struggled in their last four matches, Arsenal should be targeting a strong performance and win.


Gunners Favourites

Arsene Wenger's side come into this match as the favourites, despite losing their last match against Watford.

This will be a tough match for Arsenal, they will be wary of Everton as they will have been wounded by all the recent criticism.

Arsenal will be looking for their 98th win in 195 matches against the Toffees.


Arsenal are 1/1 with Alexandre Lacazette at 7/2 to open the scoring.

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Rooney to score first @ 6/1

Tip 2 – Everton to win 2-1 @ 11/1

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