Football betting tips and predictions for Everton v Arsenal in the final of the Barclay’s Premier League Asia Trophy this weekend.
Arsenal take on Everton in the final of the Asia Trophy on Saturday and each team will be looking to build up their fitness and form ahead of the new season. We have the match preview and football betting tips for Arsenal vs Everton.
Being just a friendly competition, winning the trophy will not be a priority for either side, but it would be a positive way to kick off the season for whichever side takes away the silverware.
Arsenal completely outclassed a Singapore XI 4-0 in the opening match of the competition. 19 year old England youngster Chuba Akpom picked up a classy hat trick whilst Jack Wilshere nabbed the other of Arsenal’s four. With a clear gulf in class between the two sides, the Gunners victory was never in doubt.
Everton managed to hold a resilient Stoke side to a 0-0 draw, eventually running out winners in the shoot-out as Tim Howard kept out new Stoke loanee Marco van Ginkel’s poor penalty. Both sides had chances to win the game, but in truth it was a relatively tame performance from both sides.
Tom Cleverley and Gerard Deulofeu both made their first appearances for Everton and both slotted home successful penalties in the shoot-out. However, Petr Cech was surprisingly left out of the Arsenal team and it remains to be seen whether the ex-Chelsea stopper will make his debut in the final.
In terms of football predictions for Arsenal vs Everton, the Gunners will inevitably start the game as favourites. With Arsenal putting in a much better performance than Everton in their opener.
My first Everton v Arsenal prediction is for Arsenal to win the match in the 90 minutes, take the best odds 5/6 with Coral.
Wenger decided to field two of his young starlets against Singapore XI, and both Akpom and 19 year old winger Alex Iwobi will have impressed their manager with fine performances. A place in the team for the final would be no less than they deserve, but with fitness being the priority for Wenger, a changed lineup is likely.
I think Arsenal will be able to see of the threat of Roberto Martinez’s men, and with an embarrassing array of attacking riches, I expect the Gunners to run out comfortable winners.
I am backing a 2-0 Arsenal victory for my second Everton v Arsenal football prediction in the Asia Trophy final, the best odds are 19/2 with Bet Victor and as short as 7/1 elsewhere.
Chuba Akpom is expected to return to the line-up after his impressive hat trick in their comfortable 4-0 win in the opener. I am backing him to continue his fine form and stake a claim for the first team by notching another against Everton.
Chuba Akpom to score anytime is my third and final Everton v Arsenal betting tip for the Asia Trophy final.
Arsenal to win in 90 minutes – get the best odds 5/6 with Paddy Power.
Arsenal to win 2-0 – get the best odds 19/2 at Bet Victor.
Chuba Akpom to score anytime – get the best odds 12/5 with Paddy Power.
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