Premier League Picks for Everton vs. Arsenal

Nila Amerova

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 7:01 PM GMT

A tug of war for a Top 4 finish features in the clash between Everton and Arsenal in Week 33 Premier League betting. Fittingly, sportsbooks have issued a coy soccer-betting line with plenty of angles for profit on both sides of the coin.

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Arsenal battle for Top 4 Yet Again
Arsenal’s season has been reduced to what’s become their custom tug of war for a Top 4 finish. Nobody is talking about Arsenal hoisting the Premier League trophy anymore, now that they are seven points off pace. An occurrence that correlates to outrageous +10000 futures betting odds to win outright across sports betting markets and which is in no uncertain terms a hallucinatory bet. Only there for show because it’s still mathematically possible for them to ascend the table with six games left on the season but realistically impossible given the form and momentum of some of their title rivals. It’s only a matter of days before the book closes on Arsenal’s title hopes.

Sat in fourth place with a 19-7-6 mark and 64 points, Arsenal hold a four-point edge over Everton. But one that is coming under serious threat by the Merseyside’s unbelievable form of late. Indeed, Arsenal, matched at +170 to win outright at Goodison Park, will have all to do to win – which incidentally will mark an upset in soccer betting terms.

Given Arsenal’s solid record this season against teams ranked below them one would have assumed they’d benefit from better odds in this clash. But, alas, recent form has suffered significantly and that has taken the shine off the Gunners. They are without a win in their last three matches, which include succumbing to a horrific 6-0 defeat to Chelsea and back-to-back draws against Swansea City and Man City instead.

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Everton Soaring High
By contrast, Everton are soaring high on the back of a five game winning streak that has improved their mark on the season to 17-9-5 and 60 points. They are just four points back of Arsenal and with a game in hand to boot.

Fittingly, Everton enter this clash as the favourites albeit on the short side of even money at +150, which puts them a hairbreadth shorter than Arsenal to win outright. Sportsbooks aren’t giving this match to the Toffees despite their impressive run of form late.

The market stance is partly down to the quality of the opponents they’ve faced and against which they’ve built this nice run – all of which are the so-called middleweights in the league. As well, Arsenal and Everton recently faced off in FA Cup action where the Toffees lost 4-1.

That said winning builds confidence and points to momentum. What’s more, Everton boast a solid home record that stands at 11-3-1 and is comprised of eight straight wins across all competitions. Overshadowing Arsenal’s road form which is at 9-2-5 to date and boasts one win in their last five games across all competitions.

Everton vs. Arsenal match betting tips and picks: Had this match occurred earlier this season when Arsenal were still in play for the title most soccer pundits would have recommended a bet on Arsenal to come through on the odds. What’s more, Arsenal might have been the choice favourites in the eyes of odds makers. As things currently stand, Everton would appear to be the smart soccer pick at +150 to win outright at home. The wheels have come undone for Arsenal and there’s no way back it would seem. So badly have they lost the plot. Everton on the other hand are enjoying brilliant form and they are within touching distance of a spot in Europe.

Soccer Free Picks: Everton to win outright at +150