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(Dec. 12, 2017 - Source: AFP)

West Ham v Arsenal

London derby action today as North London Arsenal visit East London West Ham. A derby encounter that sees Arsenal undefeated in their last 7 head to head matches (Won 5, Drawn 2).

West Ham

Not necessarily the focal point the Hammers would have wanted leading up to this game, and many would be forgiven if they hadn’t even realised a big game like Arsenal was coming up next for them, as Marko Arnautovic has dominated the West Ham headlines. The impressive Austrian has been linked with a £35million move to an unnamed Chinese club. A move that has seen his brother very vocal about in the news.

With that said, there is still an important game here for the Hammers to tackle first, and with the recent away form for the Gunners, this will surely be of interest to West Ham.

Circling back to Arnautovic for just a second, but with interest high in the Austrian striker, it would be a great time to show them exactly what they’ll be getting by scoring, so an anytime goalscorer bet could go down well here. As well as that, the Hammers have managed to net 15 goals across their last 7 games, making them an attractive proposition to bet goal scoring wise.

West Ham Home Premier League Form

02.01.2019 DRAW West Ham 2 – 2 Brighton
22.12.2018 LOSS West Ham 0 – 2 Watford
08.12.2018 WIN West Ham 3 – 2 Crystal Palace
04.12.2018 WIN West Ham 3 – 1 Cardiff
24.11.2018 LOSS West Ham 0 – 4 Man City

Arsenal

Looking at the away form of Arsenal, the Liverpool result is one they’ll soon be looking to forget. Unfortunately for Arsenal they managed to play a Liverpool side who were firing on all cylinders and as such were just brushed aside like a newly promoted team.

If you take a look at Arsenal’s away form in the league it may look to paint a somewhat grim picture. Although with a new manager and new style of play, there’s plenty for Arsenal fans to be optimistic about. They are a great club, without the many worries other clubs face and with all this said they sit just outside the top four in fifth place.

The match against West Ham should be one that suits Arsenal’s style of play. The gunners haven’t been afraid to take chances and if West Ham trail off in the second half, this has been when Arsenal have been the most dangerous this season with the majority of their wins coming in the second half. Having won just 1 game away in their last 5, they’ll be keen to rack up some points here.

Arsenal Away Premier Leaue Form

29.12.2018 LOSS Liverpool 5 – 1 Arsenal
26.12.2018 DRAW Brighton 1 – 1 Arsenal
16.12.2018 LOSS Southampton 3 – 2 Arsenal
05.12.2018 DRAW Man Utd 2 – 2 Arsenal
25.11.2018 WIN Bournemouth 1 – 2 Arsenal

Head to Head Stats

When it comes to the head to stats across the last 5, Arsenal have come out the stronger side taking 4 wins and 1 draw.

25.08.2018 Premier League Arsenal 3 – 1 West Ham
22.04.2018 Premier League Arsenal 4 – 1 West Ham
19.12.2017 League Cup Arsenal 1 – 0 West Ham
13.12.2017 Premier League West Ham 0 – 0 Arsenal
05.04.2017 Premier League Arsenal 3 – 0 West Ham

The Odds

Here are how the odds to win the match look from the bookies ahead of the game.

West Ham to win @ 3.60 (13/5) with Betfair.
Arsenal to win @ 2.06 (17/16) with William Hill.
Draw @ 4.00 (3/1) with William Hill.

Odds taken at 09:00 GMT 12/01/2019

Our Verdict and Best Bets

Both sides seem to be suffering from relatively weak defences at the moment, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see goals in this fixture. Both sides have good talent who on their day can take apart any side.

Both Teams to Score in the Second Half @ 2.50 (6/4) with William Hill.

Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.50 (1/2) with Unibet.

 

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