Arsenal – West Ham : Preview & Prediction
Arsenal had a complicated season last year, finishing 8th in the Premier League and a Europa League elimination against Olympiacos. Fortunately, the Gunners won the cup against their London rivals Chelsea and will therefore compete in the Europa League this season. Season that starts off wonderfully, with a victory in the Community Shield against Liverpool and a second (0-3 to Fulham) for the opening of the championship.
West Ham had a very sad season last year and even struggled to hold it until the end, eventually finishing 16th with 5 points ahead of relegated first Bournemouth. With a squad of this quality, the Hammers owe it to themselves to do much better, and even to finish in the first half of the table. They got off to a very poor start to the league again with a 2-0 loss to Newcastle.
Arsenal finished 7th (out of 20) at home in the Premier League last year with 10 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses.
Arsenal scored 36 goals and conceded 24 in 19 home league games last year.
West Ham finished 16th in the Premier League away from home last year with 4 wins, 5 draws and 10 losses.
West Ham scored 19 goals and conceded 29 in 19 away league games last year.
The match of opposites. Arsenal are in great shape and everything seems to be going perfectly, while West Ham seems to be picking up on their last year’s quirks, and are set to go through another complicated season with no real awareness. Victory for the Arsenal Gunners!
Arsenal – West Ham : Betting Tips
Arsenal – Win Odds: 1.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70