Arsenal travel to Everton in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off searching for 3 points that will restore their healthy 8-point lead at the top of the table.
The Gunners come into the game on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Manchester City that knocked them out of the FA Cup and return their focus to the league.
They sit pretty atop the English Premier League table with 50 points, five more than Pep Guardiola’s Man City.
Everton are a distant 19th place, 35 points less than Arsenal after picking up just 3 wins after 20 games so far in the English top flight.
Former Burnely manager Sean Dyche has since taken charge of Everton and this will be his first game in charge and the home fans are in need of a savior.
Everton have won their last two home games against Arsenal in the Premier League and last secured three such consecutive victories in 1978.
Everton’s winless streak now stands at 10 games since a 3-0 win over London opposition in Crystal Palace on October 22.
Arsenal enter the game unbeaten in 13 EPL games, having earned a slice of revenge over Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium two weeks ago.
The visitors have won 6 of their last 7 away games in the top flight and will be confident of adding another 3 points to their impressive tally.
Everton have won only three of their last 44 Premier League matches against teams starting the day at the top of the league table.
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What time does Everton vs Arsenal start?
The game kicks off at 3:30pm Kenyan time at Goodison Park.
Everton vs Arsenal team news
James Tarkowski and veteran Seamus Coleman are both primed to retain their spots in the starting XI as the duo of Michael Keane and Ben Godfrey remain injured.
Dwight McNeill and Alex Iwobi will also start for the hosts as Demarai Gray plays further up to provide more attacking options.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin continues to hope for a goal to end his drought and will continue to lead the attacking line.
For the visitors, Gabriel Martinelli’s return to the starting XI after being rested last time out, should be the only change.
Thomas Partey is still being assessed so a debut for former Chelsea man Jorginho is likely to come from the bench as Eddie Nketiah plays up front.
Everton vs Arsenal head to head
From 51 matches, Everton have only ever managed 10 wins compared to Arsenal’s 32 victories, with the remaining 9 resulting in a draw.
Everton vs Arsenal current form
The home team have lost 4 games in a row coming into this one and their only point in the last 5 games came in a shock 1-1 draw against Man City.
Arsenal on the other hand have won 3 games, drawn one and lost another in their recent run of five games.
Everton vs Arsenal prediction
Home advantage is not going to be huge determining factor in this game with Arsenal enjoying a good string of away performances. They are tipped to win this game.