The London Stadium hosts West Ham and Arsenal in the early Sunday kickoff in the Premier League. Arsenal are continuing on their journey of reeling in Liverpool, whereas West Ham need a win to close in on European football.
- Arsenal to win @ 4/7 on William Hill
- Both teams to score @ 6/10 on Paddy Power
- Over 1.5 goals @ 2/9 on William Hill
These odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.
West Ham and Arsenal both need a big three-point haul this weekend in order to close in on those above them. The Hammers are within touching distance of European football and The Gunners have the top of the table firmly in their sights.
West Ham currently sit seventh in the Premier League after 23 games. The Hammers have ten wins, six draws and seven losses, leaving them on 36 points, two points behind Manchester United and eight points from Tottenham.
The Hammers have slightly underperformed in front of goal this season. In 23 games, West Ham have scored 36 goals, giving them an average of only 1.56 goals a game. However, West Ham have been better defensively, conceding 36 goals and keeping five clean sheets.
Arsenal, on the other hand, currently sit second in the Premier League. In 23 games, The Gunners have 15 wins, four draws and four losses which leaves them on 49 points, just two points from Liverpool at the top of the league but only three points clear of Manchester City who have two games in hand.
The Gunners have also flattered to deceive in front of goal. In 23 games, Arsenal have scored 44 goals, seven less than Liverpool and Manchester City. Arsenal have been better at the other end of the pitch, conceding 21 goals and keeping eight clean sheets.
West Ham and Arsenal have met 150 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1906. Arsenal have the better record in the fixture with 72 wins in comparison to West Ham’s 37 wins. In fact, a draw is more common than a West Ham win, happening on 41 occasions.
The last five games in the fixture have seen two West Ham wins, two Arsenal wins and a draw. Only one of these five games has seen only one team on the scoresheet, the most recent 2 - 0 win for West Ham.