Tip Arsenal - Everton
Prediction published on May 20, 2022 at 4:30 AM - Modified on May 20, 2022 at 4:31 AM
Everton pulled a great comeback to beat Crystal Palace at home and will be traveling to London to face Arsenal, with their minds settled as survival is now assured. A game that was supposed to come with much pressure for the two sides will only have Arsenal under pressure. The hosts go into the game on 66 points, in fifth place while Everton are 16th on 39 points. Two straight losses have potentially cost Arsenal a top four place and they will be hoping for a Tottenham loss on the final day as they play for a win here. In the last two matches they have failed to score, while conceding five times and it will be worse for them with injuries in defence. Takehiro Tomiyasu is out and Gabriel has been struggling in the last two matches and things aren’t about to get easier for Arsenal with the realization that it will be Europa League and no Champions League for them next season. At some point, they seemed solid in defence, but the Gunners go into this game without a clean sheet in nine straight games.
Everton have been on a good run as the season comes to a close; they have their issues in defence but their fighting spirit can’t be faulted. They have three wins in the last five matches and going into this game, survival is assured after coming from two goals down to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 at Goodison Park. They’ve scored two or more in three of their last four matches and only failed to score once in the last five matches. Though their away run has improved in the last two games, this remains their biggest problem heading to the Emirates. Everton have one win in the last 10 away matches, and have lost eight of the 10. Their most recent away match ended 0-0 with Watford, handing them their first clean sheets in 10 away games. They have conceded two or more goals in eight of the 10 away matches. The Toffees however, have had a good run against Arsenal in recent meetings; they have won each of their last three games against Arsenal, and in the last six meetings they’ve suffered just one loss in this fixture.
Key points Arsenal - Everton
Everton have eight losses in 10 away matches.
Arsenal have lost their last two matches.
Arsenal have no clean sheet in their last nine matches.
Arsenal have five wins in eight home matches.
Everton have three straight wins against Arsenal.
Conclusion Arsenal - Everton
Everton have had a good run over Arsenal in their recent meetings but this will be different after they secured survival. The Toffees have nothing more to play for and have been poor away from home. On the other hand, Arsenal need a win here as they hope for Spurs to lose at Norwich. So, as Arsenal go for the kill in their final home match, we will back them to win.