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