Arsenal v Everton First Goalscorer Betting Tips

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Author: Tony MacDonald

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Published: 13:55 21/10/2015

Get an added edge on your Arsenal v Everton goalscorer bets for Saturday's Premier League clash with the football betting offers at William Hill.

What a difference a few games have made for Arsenal who now sit just 2 points off the top of the Premier League and have given themselves a real lifeline in the Champions League. The Gunners have now won 3 games in a row in all competitions, keeping a clean sheet in each of those successes and will be high on confidence after beating Bayern Munich 2-0 on Tuesday Night. Manager Arsene Wenger says that fantastic result can "strengthen our belief and the belief of fans" and there is a real possibility of his side ending this weekend at the top of the pile, with leaders Manchester City making the short trip to face third-placed Manchester United on Sunday.

Everton were unbeaten in 7 matches in all competitions prior to being hammered 0-3 by Manchester United in front of their own fans last weekend. The Toffees will be keen to bounce back, but have a poor recent record against Arsenal, only beating them once in the last 17 meetings and their last win against the North London side came at Highbury way back in 1996. Roberto Martinez's side have however won their last 2 away matches, so will head to the Emirates hoping to upset the odds.

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 from 17:30 (BST) and is sure to appeal to both casual punters and professional gamblers alike. Arsenal have been installed as favourites, but Everton are a good side on their day and this could be a close game, with plenty of value to be had in the First Goalscorer market.

Goalscorer Second Chance

Theo Walcott is likely to lead the line for the Gunners and it took a fantastic save from Manuel Neuer to prevent him from opening the scoring against Bayern Munich through the week, while Alexis Sanchez will be looking to exploit any spaces created by Walcott's darting runs and has scored 6 in his last 3 Premier League outings.

Olivier Giroud's past four goals have come when he's been used as a substitute, including getting Arsenal's first against the German champions. The Frenchman has netted 4 times in his last 4 matches against Everton, so may well be worth a punt if starting the game. Mesut Özil got the other goal against Bayern and netted the opener when these sides met in the FA Cup in 2014, so looks one to consider from midfield along with Santi Cazorla.

Romelu Lukaku looks to be the main player to focus on for Everton with 5 goals to his name already this season, plus he has proven hard for Arsenal to deal with in the past, scoring twice in his last 4 games against the Gunners, a stat matched by likely substitute Steven Naismith. Arouna Koné and Aaron Lennon will hope to start on the right flank, but it's Ross Barkley that makes the most appeal from midfield with 2 goals to his name already and he'll be hoping to put in another good performance against a big side to enhance his claims for a spot in England's Euro 2016 squad.

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