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West Ham v Arsenal Prediction & Betting Tips, 13th December 2017

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Arsenal’s underwhelming away form continued on the weekend as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Southampton. They will be just a little wary now of heading across London to face West Ham after the Hammers pulled off a shock 1-0 home win over Chelsea on the weekend. For the first time this season the Hammers actually looked organised at the back, giving David Moyes his first victory with the club. Can they build on that? The Hammers are 17/4 underdogs to win this with the draw at 16/5 and Arsenal at 4/6.

West Ham News and Form

West Ham landed their first win under David Moyes and it was a surprising victory as they took a 1-0 win at home over Chelsea on the weekend. That snapped an eight match winless streak of form that they were on in the Premier League so the victory will have been a sigh of relief for them. It takes their home form to W3 D1 L3 for the season and it snapped a three match winless streak of form that they were on at home. The Hammers have only failed to score in one of their seven home games this season and both teams to score at Coral returns a price of 7/10. The Hammers have only scored the eight home goals in their seven home games this season and just 43% of their home fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals. They have only been leading at half time in one home game so far, which was against Chelsea on the weekend. West Ham have scored the opening goal in just six of their 16 league matches this season and now 77% of their points have been from home games, so that is propping them up. They do have the second worst defensive record in the top flight currently and have totalled just the five points from their last eight league games played home and away.

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal couldn’t break Southampton on the weekend and that takes their form to W2 D2 L4 out on the road this season. It has not been good enough for them out on their travels by any stretch of the imagination. The draw at St Mary’s leaves the Gunners winless in their last two games now but they are on a five match scoring streak out on the road. In the Coral Correct score market an Arsenal 2-1 victory looks a pretty appealing price at 8/1 with the 1-1 draw at 7/1 standing out as an option as well. It was Olivier Giroud who came to the rescue with a late equaliser against Southampton on the weekend and the Frenchman is a 10/11 anytime goalscorer option for the game with only Alexandre Lacazette at a shorter price of 21/20. 78% of Arsenal’s away goals this term have come in the second half of matches while they have conceded 62% of their away goals in the second half of games as well. So a half time draw at Coral may not be too bad of an option. Arsenal have only opened the scoring two in their eight road games and no player for them has managed more than two away goals this term (Lacazette and Sanchez with two each). Arsenal have scored 21 goals at home in eight games, they have scored just nine in eight on the road.

West Ham v Arsenal Head to Head

The Gunners have won five of the last six games out at West Ham and they won both games against them in the top flight last season. The Gunners are only W2 D1 L1 in their last four overall against West Ham. Ten of the last eleven meetings between the two London clubs have gone over 2.5 goals so there is a big trend there.

Who will win – West Ham v Arsenal Predictions

The draw may be worth a flutter in this one because Moyes seems to be having an effect on the West Ham defence. Arsenal still can’t get their away form up and running and just because of that there has to be some decent appeal on the draw turning up.

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