On paper and on form you would have to go with an Arsenal win this evening, however, these are the exact sort of matches that surprises happen.
Everton is a club in crisis, they are riddled with injuries, they have severe unrest from their fans to contend with and the manager is hardly popular on the blue side of Liverpool.
However, Everton are no walkovers, they do have talented players and if they can get the fans on their side this evening then it will be very difficult for Arsenal.
The Gunners have lost two of their last three Premier League games, albeit against Liverpool and Man Utd but even so, losses do have an effect and so Arsenal will also not come into this fixture at maximum confidence.
But let’s be honest, Arsenal has improved this season, they do have a better team than Everton and if things are equal then Mikel Arteta’s men will collect all three points.
But things are not all equal, Everton has home advantage and in Rafa Benitez, they have a manager that is capable of gaining a win at Goodison this evening.
The bottom line is that Arsenal is the better side and in better form but Everton have home advantage and will play like caged tigers this evening and that all points to a draw for me.
Because Everton are being handed a half goal start on the Asian Handicaps it makes sense to back them this evening.
Back Everton +0.5 @ 1.85