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06th Apr 2014

Everton v Arsenal betting preview

Chelsea take on Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in the stand-out match of this week's Premier League games.

Eric Lalor

Everton take on Arsenal at Goodison Park in the stand-out match of this week’s Premier League games.

With all the talk of who will win the Premier League, there is a rather interesting battle for the fourth Champions League spot taking place. The chief protagonists are Everton and Arsenal and both meet on Sunday.

Interesting to note that no team has ever had 60 or more points after 31 games of a Premier League season and failed to finish in the top four. Everton and Arsenal have both exceeded this tally. Something has got to give.

If you fancy the Toffees to beat the Gunners, you can get 7/5 or if you fancy Arsene Wenger’s men to do the business, you can have odds of 9/5. The draw looks the most attractive bet here and you can get odds of 12/5 on that happening.

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Looking at the popular Correct Score market, we feel there won’t be an awful lot of goals and keeping with our prediction for a draw, we think for the game to finish 1-1 at 6/1 represents the best value. The ‘One Nil To The Arsenal’ is a classic chant from Gunners fans and if you feel Arsenal will win 1-0 you can get odds of 9/1 and for Everton to win by the same score, you can get the slightly shorter 8/1.

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First goalscorer is one of the most popular markets in football and there are some decent options on offer here. Romelu Lukaku is having a fine season on loan from Chelsea and he is at 5/1 to get the first goal. The favourite to score from Arsenal is of course Olivier Giroud who is available at a slightly longer 11/2. The best bet in our eyes is for Leighton Baines (pic above) to strike the first goal. He takes most of the Everton set-pieces and his price of 14/1 is ridiculously good value.

The half-time, full-time prediction market is hugely popular too and we think the half-time draw with a draw at full-time at 9/2 is the most appealing one here. However, if you fancy either side to lead at half-time with the match ending in a draw, you can get it for 14/1.