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West Ham vs Arsenal Prediction and Betting Tips


West Ham vs Arsenal: Betting Tips, Match Prediction & Preview

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.

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.

West Ham Team News

David Moyes has Lucas Paqueta, Michail Antonio and Alphonse Areola all still unavailable.

Arsenal Team News

Mikel Arteta is still missing some key players, the likes of Thomas Partey, Jurrien Timber and Fabio Vieira all missing, with Gabriel Jesus a doubt as well.

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In their last five games in all competitions, West Ham have three draws and two losses.

The Third Round of the FA Cup saw West Ham host Championship side Bristol City. Jarrod Bowen opened the scoring for West Ham in just the fourth minute, but despite having just 43% of the possession, City equalised through Tommy Conway, grabbing a 1 - 1 draw and a replay.

That replay would take place next time out at Ashton Gate. Conway was on the scoresheet again, in the third minute. This was the only goal of the game as City beat a ten-man West Ham, who had Said Benrahma sent off, 1 - 0.

It was a fiery affair at Bramall Lane as both Sheffield United and West Ham had a man sent off. Maxwel Cornet opened the scoring for West Ham but Ben Brereton Diaz equalised before halftime. A penalty from James Ward-Prowse regained the lead for West Ham, but The Blades were awarded a penalty after the sendings off of Rhian Brewster and Vladimir Coufal. Oli McBurnie converted the penalty for a 2 - 2 draw.

The visit from Bournemouth saw another early goal, this time Dominic Solanke grabbing a goal in the third minute for The Cherries. However, another penalty from Ward-Prowse grabbed a 1 - 1 draw for West Ham.

The last time out for West Ham was a trip to Old Trafford. Rasmus Hojlund gave Manchester United the 1 - 0 lead at halftime and a brace from Alejandro Garnacho secured the 3 - 0 win for Manchester United.

In their last five games in all competitions, Arsenal have three wins and two losses.

New Year's Eve saw a London derby against Fulham for Arsenal. Bukayo Saka opened the scoring for The Gunners in the fifth minute but Raul Jimenez equalised before halftime. Bobby De Cordova-Reid then grabbed a goal early in the second half to secure the 2 - 1 win for Fulham.

The Third Round of the FA Cup saw an all-Premier League tie against Liverpool. An own goal from Jakub Kiwior opened the scoring in the 80th minute. A goal from Luis Diaz in the 95th minute grabbed the 2 - 0 win for Liverpool and the spot in the next round.

Back in the Premier League, Arsenal bounced back against Crystal Palace. Braces from Gabriel Magalhaes and Gabriel Martinelli along with a goal from Leandro Trossard gave Arsenal the dominant 5 - 0 win over The Eagles.

Jesus opened the scoring against Nottingham Forest in the 65th minute. Saka doubled the lead for Arsenal and despite a late goal from Taiwo Awoniyi, Arsenal held on for the 2 - 1 win.

The most recent outing for Arsenal was a top-of-the-table clash with Liverpool. Saka was on the scoresheet again for Arsenal but an own goal from Magalhaes levelled the game at halftime. However, goals from Martinelli and Trossard gave Arsenal the 3 - 1 win over a ten-man Liverpool who had Ibrahima Konate sent off late on.

Footy Accumulators Prediction

Despite West Ham’s win in this fixture earlier in the season, Arsenal are more likely and more in form to take anything less than a win this weekend. However, it’s unlikely to be a thrashing, a tight game with a low score is a more likely outcome. West Ham 1-2 Arsenal.

Where to watch

West Ham vs Arsenal will be broadcasted on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football and can also be followed on the radio via BBC Five Live or TalkSport.