West Ham v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 12th January 2019

Arsenal's scoring power can prevail

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West Ham v Arsenal Betting Tips – Premier League, 12th January 12.30pm

The Hammers were moving along nicely but have just faltered a little bit with only the one win in their last four played. They will get a stern test on home soil as they welcome Arsenal on Saturday lunchtime. The Gunners landed a win in the first game of the new year, will they be able to follow it up? Read our predictions for West Ham v Arsenal.

West Ham v Arsenal Betting Odds*

Arsenal evens
West Ham 5/2
Draw 13/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 7th, 2019 at 10:41 p.m.)

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West Ham News and Form

The Hammers started the new year with a 2-2 draw against Brighton. That has left them with a W4 D1 L2 record in their last eight but have won only one of their last four. So their hot streak of form has cooled a bit. They have played five games so far this season against teams who are currently up in the top five and from those meetings the Hammers are at D1 L4. At home this season the Irons have produced an average of 1.45 goals per game but still over half of those home fixtures have ended over 3.5 goals.

West Ham have come up with only one home clean sheet this season and in none of their last eight home games have they managed one. In 55% of West Ham’s home games this season, both teams have scored. Going back to their scoring, they have done well as they have scored at least two goals in six of their last eight games. Three of the four home wins they have earned have been by a two-goal margin. West Ham have been leading at the half time break just twice this season at home. All but four of their 16 home goals have been scored in the second period of games

West Ham v Arsenal Head to Head

Arsenal took a 3-1 win at home against West Ham earlier this season
The Gunners are undefeated in seven against the Irons in all competitions
Five of the last six EPL meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
West Ham have drawn two of their last three at home against Arsenal (L1)

Arsenal News and Form

On New Year’s Day, Arsenal collected a 4-1 home victory over Fulham which leaves them at W2 D1 L2 in their last five league games. They haven’t had the greatest of seasons on their travels with a W4 D4 L3 record on the board. They have scored well all season away from the Emirates as they have produced an average of 2.2 goals per away game. 50% of their road games this term have gone over 4.5 goals so there is an expectancy that this will be a high scoring game too. Arsenal have not earned a clean sheet on their travels yet and both teams have scored in 100% of Arsenal’s away fixtures.

They have not earned a clean sheet in any of their last five home and away. Arsenal are currently winless in four away from home (D2 L2) so have been struggling a little bit. Of the four wins they have collected this season away from home, all but one of them have been by a one-goal margin. The Gunners have netted in each of their last twenty Premier League games (home and away combined). They have yet to be leading at the halftime break in an away fixture this season at all (D7 L3) so the half time draw may be worth a look.

West Ham v Arsenal Tips & Odds

Arsenal to win & both teams to score 12/5
Over 3.5 goals at 11/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 7th, 2019 at 10:41 p.m.)

West Ham v Arsenal Predictions

Arsenal to win: The Gunners may just have the edge in what is likely to be a good open game. There should be goals in this for both of them, but Arsenal look to carry just the bigger threat in going forward. Arsenal to win & both teams to score.

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