Under pressure? BBC pundit comments on Koeman's situation, predicts Everton v Arsenal result

Mark Lawrenson

Everton take on Arsenal this evening - and Mark Lawrenson is predicting a draw.

Pundit Mark Lawrenson has told BBC Sport that he thinks Everton and Arsenal will play out a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park this evening.

Hosts Everton head into the game having lost 3-2 away at Watford on Saturday afternoon, as they couldn't build on Romelu Lukaku's opener, conceding three goals from crosses into the box before Lukaku grabbed a late consolation.

It's now just one win in the last ten Premier League games and only two points in the last five games for Everton, who are really struggling after a bright start to the campaign.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their second goalEverton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring against Watford

Tonight, Everton are back at Goodison Park after their weekend defeat at Vicarage Road, but face a tough test against Arsenal, who beat Stoke City 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.

The Gunners have lost just once in the Premier League this term, and that came against Liverpool on the opening weekend of the campaign, meaning they're now 14 games unbeaten in the league.

Mark LawrensonMark Lawrenson

With 11 goals scored and three goals conceded in the last three Premier League games, Arsenal are firing on all cylinders, and pundit Mark Lawrenson has offered his prediction ahead of the game.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Lawrenson has suggested that the sides will draw 1-1 on Merseyside today, which would keep up Arsenal's unbeaten run away from home this season.

The ex-Liverpool defender suggested that Everton boss Ronald Koeman is now under some pressure after another disappointing result, but thinks the Toffees will maintain their unbeaten home record this season.

“For Everton to take the lead against Watford and then get completely taken apart was a worry,” said Lawrenson. “It was another poor result for the Toffees, and puts their manager Ronald Koeman under a bit of pressure. I think everyone realises Koeman needs time and, crucially, two more transfer windows to turn things around.”

“In contrast, Arsenal just keep on winning and are clearly in very good form. I just fancy Everton to get something from this game, though. They are still unbeaten at home in the league and I think they will hold on to that record for a bit longer,” he added.

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