Soccer Picks: Arsenal vs. Everton

Mike Richardson

Friday, March 7, 2014 7:01 PM UTC

Friday, Mar. 7, 2014 7:01 PM UTC

Don't expect a great many goals when Arsenal host Everton in the FA Cup on Saturday but do expect to win some money if you listen to your Humble Handicapper’s Soccer picks.

Arsenal will be ruing their league defeat away to Stoke last weekend as it saw them drop to third in the table, they will take heart from the fact they are only behind second placed Liverpool on goal difference and still just four points away from table topping Chelsea, however a step towards FA cup glory will put a great smile on a great many Arsenal faces.

A time of press the best soccer odds on Arsenal winning the league are a massive 20/1 which is certainly worth a little bet as it is such a topsy-turvy season, but you might also like to consider having a bet at 6/1 on Arsenal not finishing in the top four.

Enough with the league odds…WHERE’S THE MONEY MIKE?

This is as good a time as any to mention that Arsenal winning the FA cup is at best soccer odds of 13/4, while Everton are 15/2. Everton have failed to beat Arsenal in the sides' 13 most recent encounters, but went close in their last three attempts drawing the games 1-1 twice and 0-0 once.

A repeat of 1-1 is available at odds of 6/1 or a repeat of 0-0 is available at 13/1.

This is the perfect time to note that as well as the last three games ending drawn, the previous two games (to that) were only been decided by a single goal margin, both times in Arsenal's favour and by the same 1-0 scoreline.

A repeat of that score is available at best soccer odds of 7/1 while the game being decided by a single goal margin is available at 21/20.

Also with all of the above in mind you would think that the game going under 2.5 goals is a safe as houses bet, that is available at 10/11.

Everton have won three out of the last five games but Arsenal have only won two from their last five.

Looking at their last five Everton have failed to score twice, both times in 1-0 defeats in the capital. Arsenal have only failed to find the back of the net against Stoke, Bayern Munich and Manchester United in their last five games. I see goals in this game and I see Arsenal coming out on top. Everton have only scored four goals in their last four games, or six in their last five but don't strike me as being particularly prolific in front of goal.

Prediction: Arsenal win 2-0 available best soccer odds of 9/1 with Bet Victor.

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