Arsenal vs West Brom
England Premier League.
Date: Monday, 26th December 2016.
Kick-off at 15:00 UK.
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London.
Arsenal will be desperate to get back to winning ways after suffering back-to-back defeats in their last two games. The latest was in the trip to Manchester City where they take an early lead before succumbing to a 2-1 defeat. The previous week saw them flop at Everton in the same fashion. The two defeats put an end to Arsenal’s 14 match unbeaten run in the Premier League and this look bad as they had lost considerable ground in the title race. The Gunners are fourth in the league with 9 points separating them from league leaders Chelsea.
West Brom were beaten 2-0 at home by Manchester United on matchday 15. This was their second league defeat in the space of three games and first at home before going on a three match winning run. However, their away credentials remains poor after managing just 9 points from their 8 matches so far. Their last trip was to North London to face Chelsea, which they lost by a 1-0 margin.
Arsenal vs West Brom: Head-to-head stats
West Brom defeated Arsenal 2-1 at the Hawthorns last season, before losing 2-0 at the Emirates. The win remains their first in 11 matches since they last won at the Emirates in 2010.
The Gunners have won their last five home matches against West Brom in the Premier League and kept clean sheets in four. Moreover, West Brom were only able to get 1 win from their 11 away games at Arsenal and they lost 9 matches during the period.
Arsenal vs West Brom: Prediction
At home, Arsenal are still unbeaten in their last 7 games with 5 wins and 2 draws. They will have their eyes set on all three points against a West Brom side, who hasn’t done well on the road this season.
Arsene Wenger will be desperate to see a positive response from his men after losing their last two matches. West Brom is a side with a poor record at the Emirates and also t heir away record this season hasn’t been great. Therefore, the stage is set for Arsenal to bounce back with a win and there is little doubt that they will win this with some ease.
Arsenal vs West Brom: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Arsenal to win at 2/1 (3.00)
Arsenal to win first-half at 9/10 (1.90).