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Everton at Arsenal: Writer Prediction League

Can Everton’s good form continue away from Goodison Park?

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After a week off, Everton is looking to build on the momentum from their last match — a 3-1 victory against Crystal Palace — by grabbing more points away to Arsenal.

It’s a huge match for Everton’s European ambitions — especially given the revelation of Manchester City’s Champions League ban last week. Three points would go a long way toward making what once seemed a dream into reality.

Before we look ahead to the likelihood of such an outcome though, let’s quickly review our predictions from the Palace match of two weeks ago.

Crystal Palace Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam B. Walcott Iwobi Everton 2-0 2
Brian F. Calvert-Lewin Pickford Draw 1-1 0
Brian L. 0
Calvin Richarlison Richarlison Everton 2-1 3
Chris Calvert-Lewin Iwobi Everton 2-0 2
Geno Calvert-Lewin Calvert-Lewin Everton 1-0 2
Matt A. Calvert-Lewin Calvert-Lewin Everton 1-0 2
Matthew C. Richarlison Richarlison Everton 2-1 3
Pat Bernard Bernard Everton 3-0 3
Pete Calvert-Lewin Holgate Everton 2-0 2
Rachel Calvert-Lewin Digne Everton 2-0 2
Tom Calvert-Lewin Richarlison Everton 2-0 3
Zach Calvert-Lewin Calvert-Lewin Everton 2-1 2

The vast majority of us had Everton winning, and picked up two points as a result. There were a few bonus points in play as well for those writers who had Bernard opening the scoring and Richarlison as the man of the match.

Those results have changed very little in our prediction league standings.

2019-20 RBM Prediction League Table

Writer Points
Writer Points
Adam B. 43
Matthew C. 43
Rachel 42
Matt A. 40
Brian F. 38
Tom 35
Pete 34
Calvin 34
Zach 32
Brian L. 31
Chris 26
Pat 26
Geno 17

I’ve maintained my place atop the table, with Rachel, Matthew C., and Brian F. all in hot pursuit.

We will likely see some movement in the table next week though, as the Arsenal match has brought about a fair bit of disagreement among our writers. Take a look!

Arsenal Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam B. Aubameyang Gomes Draw 1-1 1
Brian F. Richarlison Richarlison Draw 1-1 0
Brian L. Calvert-Lewin Richarlison Everton 2-1 1
Calvin Richarlison Richarlison Arsenal 2-1 2
Chris Walcott Gomes Everton 2-1 1
Geno 0
Matt A. Pepe Richarlison Arsenal 3-2 4
Matthew C. 0
Pat Iwobi Iwobi Draw 2-2 0
Pete Richarlison Holgate Draw 1-1 0
Rachel Bellerin Digne Draw 1-1 0
Tom Richarlison Richarlison Everton 2-0 0
Zach Richarlison Holgate Everton 2-1 0

Four writers predict a draw, four an Everton win, and two an Arsenal win — a pretty even split.

Richarlison is the most popular choice to open the scoring with five votes. No other player had more than one vote, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Theo Walcott, Nicolas Pepe, Alex Iwobi, and Hector Bellerin all selected once.

Predictably, Richarlison is a popular choice for Everton man of the match as well. He received five votes in that category also. The returning Andre Gomes received two votes, as did defender Mason Holgate. Iwobi and Lucas Digne also received one vote.