Arsenal vs Everton – 10 Vital Statistics


Arsenal are on their worst run of form this season - can Everton take advantage when the sides meet in the FA Cup on Saturday? Here's Joe Short with the vital pre-match stats...


10. Arsenal and Everton have met 200 times in competitive matches, stretching back to April 1905, yet have clashed just three times in the FA Cup. Everton have won two of these encounters and are 4.75 to win again.

 

9. These sides last met in the FA Cup in January 1981 – Everton completing a 2-0 victory over the Gunners at Goodison Park. A repeat scoreline is available at 25.00.

 

8. These sides last met at the Emirates in December, when Gerard Deulofeu scored a late equalizer as they shared a draw for the third time in succession. Another tie is available at 3.55.

 

7. Mesut Ozil scored an 80th minute opener for Arsenal that day and the Germany international has not netted in 15 outings since. Ozil is 3.85 to score.

 

6. Arsenal are on their worst run of form this season (LWLWDL) and have lost their last two away games. They are 2.02 to draw/lose on the Double Chance.

 

Watch Arsenal and Everton’s clash at Highbury from the 1997/98 season: 

 

5. The Gunners recorded just two shots on target against Stoke City last weekend, equalling their fewest total in a game this season. They are 5.25 not to score.

 

4. Everton’s 1-0 win over West Ham last weekend was the third 1-0 result to the ‘home’ side in their last four games (inc. 1-0 defeats at Tottenham and Chelsea). The Toffees are 8.50 to lose 1-0.

 

3. Romelu Lukaku’s winner last Saturday was the striker’s first goal of 2014. The Belgian has 12 goals for club and country this season and is 3.25 to score.

 

2. Everton have not beaten Arsenal in any of their last 19 visits to north London. They are 1.17 to lose/draw on the Double Chance.

 

1. Lucas Podolski is the second top scorer in the FA Cup this season, with three goals. The Germany international is 6.00 to score first.