In recent years the Champions League places have become so important managers have said compared qualification to that of winning a trophy.
Arsenal come into this match in fantastic form, winning their last five games. They overcame a resilient Norwich side at the weekend, eventually coming out comfortable 3-1 winners. Arsene Wenger’s men are favorites with Paddy Power at 4/5 (1.80) to make that six consecutive wins.
Everton have been in great form at home in recent weeks, also unbeaten in their last five league matches. However, they are without a win away from home in four, drawing two and losing two, which sees them sit in sixth position in the Premier League - trailing Arsenal by four points.
This is a must-win game for David Moyes’s men, who are 7/2 (4.50) with Paddy Power to close the gap to just one point with a victory. The same firm offer the stalemate at 13/5 (3.60).
The Gunners are unbeaten against Everton in their last 11 meetings, with Wenger’s men winning eight matches since the Toffees last took maximum points from Arsenal back in March 2007.
With the hosts currently in fantastic form, and Everton with only two wins from their last 12 away matches, the 4/5 (1.80) for Arsenal to win seems like a fantastic price worth investing in.
For those looking for extra value, Everton old boy Mikel Arteta has been amongst the goals for Arsenal this season, including scoring two in his last three.
The Spaniard has been deadly from the penalty spot, showing that against Norwich at the weekend. He is 9/2 (5.50) to score in 90 minutes.
|Arsenal to win at 4/5 (1.80) with Paddy Power
||Mikel Arteta to score anytime at 9/2 (5.50) with Paddy Power
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