Everton vs Arsenal Prediction and Analysis
Everton host Arsenal in an important English Premier League match.
This match will be the official debut for the new manager of the hosts - Sean Dyke . He replaces Frank Lampard.
The change was necessitated after the Caramels slumped into the relegation zone in the 20 rounds after the start of the Premier League season.
Otherwise, Everton have a great home record against the Gunners before this match.
Recording three wins and a draw from the last four meetings between the two teams played at Goodison Park.
However, I have a hard time imagining them continuing this trend.
Especially considering the current state of affairs at each of the two clubs.
Everton are a dismal 0-1-5 in their last 6 games. As one of those losses cost them relegation from the FA Cup.
Arsenal also exited the FA Cup, being knocked out by champions Manchester City.
But in the championship, the Artillerists are going confidently towards the title .
In most of their victories, Arteta's players score a lot of goals, but they rarely keep a clean sheet. Especially as a guest.
So here I decided to offer you the 2 and goal/goal prediction.
Everton - statistics and info
Frank Lampard has paid the price for picking up just two points in his last eight Premier League games.
Leaving Everton in penultimate position in the table and level on points with last-place Southampton.
Sean Dyke was appointed as the new coach in his place .
Dyke spent 10 years at Burnley winning two promotions from the Championship.
And even secured seventh place in the table to take the club to Europe during his stay.
But he was sacked last April when the Maroons were locked in a relegation battle.
From which they never managed to escape.
The Caramels will have to fight for survival without Anthony Gordon following his £45m move to Newcastle.
At least one of Dyke's advantages is that three of his former Burnley players are now in the Everton squad.
We are talking about James Tarkovsky, Michael Keane and Dwight McNeil.
Arsenal - statistics and info
Arsenal are still favorites for the Premier League title , despite losing 0-1 to arch-rivals Man City in the FA Cup.
Mikel Arteta, who has now lost seven of his eight games against Pep Guardiola, does not want to dwell on the result of the match.
And he is already looking forward to the next meeting.
"I think it would have been a very different game for both sides, probably with different players," Arteta said.
“We tried to compete. We came here to win, but unfortunately we didn't. I hope the next game will be different.”
Arsenal's disappointment was compounded by the loss of midfielder Thomas Partey to injury.
But the Gunners are still in good form in the league, going 7-1-0 in their last 8 games.
And back-to-back wins over Tottenham and Manchester United left them five points clear of City at the top.
Plus they have a game less.
That trip is followed by home games against Brentford and the Citizens.
So right now is not the time to take a wrong step.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Pickford; Coleman, Tarkovsky, Coady, Mikolenko; Iwobi, Gueye, Onana, McNeil; Gray, Calvert-Lewin
Injured: Townsend, Patterson, Garner, Keane, Godfrey
Lineup: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Jacka, Party; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Nketia
Injured: Elneny, Jesus, Nelson, Rowe