West Ham – Arsenal : Preview & Prediction
West Ham and Arsenal face at London Stadium, in a match for the 29 th round of the Premier League. In the last head ‑ to ‑ head between these teams in this competition, on 19‑09‑2020, Arsenal won at home by (2‑1). At this stadium, the head ‑ to ‑ head history favors the away team, since they have a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 4 matches. Sure enough, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 09‑12‑2019, in a match for the Premier League, Arsenal won by (1‑3). The goals of the match were scored by A. Ogbonna (38 ‘) for West Ham and Martinelli (60’), P. Aubameyang (69 ‘) and N. Pépé (66′) for Arsenal. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since Arsenal presents significant differences between home and away results.
The home team is currently in 5th place, with 48 points won, after 14 wins, 6 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Leeds United by (2‑0). In the last match, they lost away to Manchester United by (1‑0). This is a team that maintains its performance when playing outside its stadium, since in the last 30 games it registers 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. For the league, West Ham won 20 points out of 30 possible points, after 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches, the most frequent scorer at halftime was 1-0 (7 out of 14 matches). The team allowed goals to its opponent in 7 of the last 10 games, reason why it has not presented great defensive solidity, but its attack has marked with regularity, since it managed to concretize in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, as 12 of the last 14 for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 28 games in this competition, he only managed 2 turns on the scoreboard in the 11 games in which he suffered the first goal.
West Ham United comes unmotivated for this match after a 1-0 defeat at Manchester United, registering the second setback in the last three games played in this Premier League. In this match against Arsenal, the coach David Moyes must choose a very different strategy to the last match, that is, to privilege the defensive organization and the counterattacks. Central midfielder Tomas Soucek is the highlight of West Ham United with 8 goals scored. For this match the home coach cannot count on Pablo Fornals, Darren Randolph, Ryan Fredericks, Angelo Ogbonna, Andriy Yarmolenko and Arthur Masuaku, all with physical problems.
The visiting team is currently in 10th place, with 41 points won, after 12 wins, 5 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied for Burnley by (1‑1). In the last match, they won at home against Tottenham Hotspur by (2‑1). This is a team that, curiously, has been stronger away than at home, as in the last 30 games they have recorded 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. The team arrives in this match after a home defeat by Olympiakos Piraeus by (0‑1). In the league, Arsenal won 14 points out of 30 possible points, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 home matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, for which reason it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they managed to concretize in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 28 matches in this competition, he suffered the first goal 13 times and only managed 3 turns on the scoreboard. There are 1 periods that stand out in the last 14 matches played as a visitor to this competition: they have suffered 5 of their 14 goals between minutes (31’ ‑ 45 ‘).
Arsenal heads into this match with a setback, by 0-1, in the trip to the Arsenal field, in a game counting for the Europa League. In the last game in the Premier League, the visitors beat Tottenham by 2-1. Coach Mikel Arteta should re-align the team in 4-3-3 with Dani Ceballos being largely responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. We emphasize that the visiting team has some gaps in defensive dead balls. Alexandre Lacazette is the highlight of the Arsenal team with 10 goals scored. Out of this game is Bukayo Saka due to physical problems.
West Ham – Arsenal : Betting Tips
Arsenal – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70