Arsenal v West Ham Predictions & Betting Odds – 22nd April 2018

Gunners to continue strong home form

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Arsenal v West Ham Betting Tips – Premier League 22nd April 1.30pm

The Gunners suffered a disappointing setback last weekend as they lost on Tyneside against Newcastle. That just continued their pretty miserable away form for the season. But they have been strong at home and will be favourites for this London derby. West Ham collected a point at home against relegation-threatened Stoke on Monday night thanks to a late Andy Carroll equaliser.

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal blew a lead at Newcastle last weekend to lose 2-1 and that is just another notch in their poor away form for the season. The loss did snap a three-match winning streak that they were on in the league and each of those wins were on home soil. The Gunners have actually produced five wins in their last six home games in the top flight (L1) with the defeat in that sequence happening against Manchester City. Arsenal are W13 D2 L2 on home soil for the season, scoring at least three goals in five of their last six on home soil so for the large part they have been really strong at the Emirates. As Arsenal have been leading at half time so often at home this season than an Arsenal/Arsenal half time/ full-time bet with Coral at 13/10 odds should appeal* (Betting Odds taken at 4:25 p.m. on April 16th, 2018). Their goal output has been high with 45 goals in their 17 games and 76% of their home fixtures have made it above the 2.5 goal line. Each of their last eight at the Emirates have done so. They have actually collected a clean sheet in 47% of their home games as well.

West Ham News and Form

Andy Carroll rescued a point for West Ham at home against Stoke on Monday night thanks to a 90th-minute goal. That was good enough for them as it left them seven points clear of the drop zone which should be enough at this stage. The Irons are undefeated in their last three Premier League games W1 D2), with their last two both being 1-1 draws. They don’t really have away form going for them though with only one point picked up in their last four road games, but that was in a good draw at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea in their last road game. With only one clean sheet in their last six then West Ham are going to be at risk in this one as they go looking for what would be only their third away success of the entire season (W2 D6 L9). Both teams to score with Coral is at 4/7 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:25 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) and that is a good proposition seeing as how West Ham are on a nine-match scoring streak away from home. An Arsenal 2-1 correct score option at Coral is at 7/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:25 p.m. on April 16th, 2018). It’s just about holding on to their margin of safety until the end of the season now.

Arsenal v West Ham Head to Head

There was a 0-0 draw between them earlier this season in the Premier League, but Arsenal collected a later win over the Hammers in the EFL Cup. The Gunners have not conceded in their last three games against the Irons in all competitions now and they are undefeated in their last five against them (W4 D1). Arsenal are on a nine-match undefeated streak at home against West Ham in the league, scoring exactly three goals in each of their last four.

Arsenal v West Ham Betting Odds*

Arsenal 1/2, Draw 13/4, West Ham 24/5* (Betting Odds taken at 4:25 p.m. on April 16th, 2018)

Arsenal v West Ham Predictions

Arsenal to win: The Gunners do have good home form at least this season and they can cash in with three points in this one. West Ham are worth backing to get on the scoresheet as the Gunners have a bigger interest in the Europa League than this, so may not be fully dialled in. So home win & both teams to score.

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