Everton host Arsenal on Monday night at Goodison Park in the Premier League. The Toffees are coming off of a 4-1 loss at home to Liverpool on matchday 14. Rafael Benitez is now winless in seven straight Premier League matches with six of those games finishing as losses. Despite the team’s poor run of results, the club is backing Benitez, claiming he needs more time.

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Arsenal are also coming off of a loss in midweek. The Gunners were beaten 3-2 by Manchester United in a back-and-forth game the Gunners should have at least got a point from. Mikel Arteta’s side has done well against the lesser teams in the Premier League, but have struggled against the traditional heavyweights.

Arsenal have beaten just one team in the current Premier League top nine this season. That win was against Tottenham Hotspur just before manager Nuno Espirito Santo was sacked. Arsenal must do better against the top sides in the league or they will likely miss out on Europe once more.

Everton give Arsenal the chance to get points against one of the league’s strugglers. The Toffees are 14th in the league and just five points above the relegation zone. They have lost three straight league matches.

Everton vs Arsenal Betting Odds

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Arsenal have lost two of their last three games. Those losses came against Liverpool and Manchester United. However, the Gunners still took 12 points from the last 18 available to them. They were guilty of conceding goals with eight allowed across six matches. Liverpool and Manchester United combined for seven of those eight goals.

Arsenal’s best betting odds to win at full-time are at 11/10. Despite being the bookies’ favourite, the Gunners have lost back-to-back away matches. Everton’s best betting odds to win at home are at 12/5. The Toffees are winless in four straight matches at Goodison Park with three of those games resulting in defeat.

Everton took one point from the last 18 available. They currently sit at the bottom of the Premier League table’s form standings. Everton scored a mere four goals across the last six games with 15 being conceded.

Benitez has not had striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin fit since August 28. Since suffering a fractured two, Everton have won a mere two games from 11 matches. Prior to Calvert-Lewin's injury, Everton were unbeaten.

Everton vs Arsenal Team News

Calvert-Lewin is set to miss Monday’s game, but there is hope he will be fit for the following week versus Crystal Palace. Salomon Rondon suffered a hamstring injury against Liverpool and will likely miss the next four to six weeks. Midfielder Tom Davies remains out of action with a knee injury.

Benitez will be hopeful for a return from centre-back Yerry Mina. However, he is still considered a major doubt due to a thigh injury. Andre Gomes is a doubt with a calf injury. Defender Mason Holgate will return to the team following a three-match ban following a red card versus Tottenham.

Mikel Arteta will be without the duo of Granit Xhaka and Sead Kolasinac. Both players are ruled out for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, back-up goalkeeper Bernd Leno is suffering from a groin issue. He could be passed fit to take a place on the bench on Monday night.

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has now gone five matches without a goal. He has tallied four goals this season. However, since Aubameyang received a massive contract extension last season, he has failed to rekindle his previous goalscoring form. Emile Smith-Rowe leads Arsenal in goals with five.

Everton vs Arsenal H2H

Everton did the double over Arsenal last season, outscoring the Gunners 3-0. Their 2-1 win at Goodison Park came courtesy of a Rob Holding own goal and Yerry Mina strike either side of a Nicolas Pepe penalty. Everton then went to the Emirates and won 1-0 courtesy of a Bernd Leno own goal in the second half.

Everton are unbeaten in five of their last 10 matches versus Arsenal in the league. They posted a record of 4W-1D-4L over the course of those 10 fixtures with the Gunners. Although these teams are both coming off of losses in midweek, Arsenal are in better form as Everton are winless in seven straight league games.

Everton vs Arsenal Prediction

Both teams to score: YES @ 4/5 - BET NOW

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Six of the last 10 matches between Everton and Arsenal ended with both teams scoring goals. Nine of Everton’s 16 matches this season finished with both teams finding the back of the net. Arsenal, on the other hand, have had four of their last 10 matches in all competitions finish with both teams scoring. Our betting tips prediction is for both teams to score goals at Goodison.

Own Goal @ 8/1 - BET NOW

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The last time these teams met, a Bernd Leno own goal gave Everton a 1-0 win. The match prior to that saw Rob Holding score an own goal for Arsenal. The last two matches in the league between Everton and Arsenal finished with own goals and our betting tips prediction is for a third straight match between the clubs to feature an own goal.

First goal method: SHOT @ 4/7 - BET NOW

Our betting tips prediction is for the first goal of Monday night’s match to come from a shot/kick. Arsenal have scored just once from a header this season while Everton have three headed goals. The Toffees should be on the back foot to start the game, giving Arsenal the chance to play the ball on the ground and work it toward goal. Smith-Rowe and Martin Odergaard got the goals for the Gunners against Manchester United. Both came from well-worked moves with shots being scored.

Arsenal are in better form than Everton, and our betting tips prediction is for Arsenal to away from home. Just one of Arsenal’s wins have come against at top-nine Premier League teams. With Everton in the bottom half of the table, our betting tips prediction is for an Arsenal win.