West Ham v Arsenal Betting Preview – Premier League 3rd December
A nice London derby to round off Saturdays’ top flight action and there have been plenty of goals between these two recently. So this should be another good game between the two of them, but for the first time at the Olympic Stadium of course. The Gunners have scored at least two goals in each of their last four on the road at West Ham and will be expected to pick up the win. They have big title ambitions and winning tough derby games like this is a going to be big tests of their mettle. The Gunners took a win over Bournemouth last weekend to snap a two match drawing steak in the top flight and they remain unbeaten since the opening day of the season. Can Wenger’s men collect a valuable three points out on the road in the title race?
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West Ham v Arsenal Betting Tips
West Ham will have been feeling fuzzy about their point at Old Trafford against Manchester United last weekend. That was a big point for them Hammers who have now posted a W2 D3 L2 record in their last seven Premier league games now. At home they are unbeaten in their last three as well in the league and in last season’s top flight fixtures against Arsenal, West Ham went unbeaten with a win and a draw and that was something they hadn’t some since the 2006/07 season. West Ham have claimed only two home league victories this season and both of those wins were by a 1-0 scoreline. You are looking at a massive price of 16/1 in the Paddy Power Correct Score market for a West Ham 1-0 happening in this one. It’s probably worth going over 2.5 goals for 13/20 as each of the last four between these at West Ham have gone over.
West Ham have actually shipped two more goals in each of their last seven home games against Arsenal in the Premier League, so expect plenty of goalmouth action. You can go with a Paddy Power price of 8/13 on both teams to score. Andy Carroll is an 11/5 option in the anytime goalscorer market with Simone Zaza at 11/5 and Andre Ayew at 3/1.They have had huge injury problems with their front line this season, but are almost back at full strength. West Ham have collected only three clean sheets this season and they all happened in each of their three wins (all 1-0 wins) West Ham have suffered 25 Premier League defeats against Arsenal, their joint-most against a single opponent in the competition along with Manchester United. The Irons have already dropped more points from winning positions this season than any other Premier League side (10).
Arsenal have remained following their season opening defeat against Liverpool. So that is a brilliant W8 D4 record they have gone with in their last twelve Premier League matches now, so they are carrying good form. However, they have slipped to draws in three of their last five. But they have been pretty reliable out on her road this season going W4 D2 overall in their six games. They took a 1-1 draw with Manchester United in their last away game, that ending a four match winning streak that they were on away from the Emirates. The Gunners carry good scoring options of course in their squad and actually their last nine Premier League goals against the Irons have all been netted by different players. Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez are joint 10/11 favourites at Paddy Power in the anytime goalscorer market with Theo Walcott at 6/4.
This will be Arsenal’s first game against the Irons at the Olympic Stadium of course, but Arsenal went unbeaten in their final eight trips to Upton Park, winning six of those in the league. The Gunners have shipped five goals in their last two meetings with the Irons in the league, which is as many as they had conceded in their previous nine beforehand. The Gunners have netted in each of their last five away games this season so they are likely to create chances against West Ham’s susceptible defence. The Gunners have been being for just 73 minutes of action this season in the Premier League, fewer minutes than any other team. Can Wenger’s men battle their way to a big three points in the London derby?
West Ham v Arsenal Betting Odds
West Ham 10/3, Draw 14/5, Arsenal 3/4
West Ham v Arsenal Predictions
This should be a win in the bag for Arsenal because they need to prove themselves in the title race, especially on this big weekend with Man City and Chelsea clashing. The Hammers are unbeaten in their last three home games, but of concern for them is that they can’t seem to stop leaking goals and therefore they will be at risk here. Arsenal need to second invitations to stick the ball in the net and their superior firepower is likely to see them through. Look for an away win in a game over 2.5 goals.