Arsenal vs West Ham
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 19 September 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners have had enough in the last few seasons, and they absolutely are going after a top-four finish this year. It feels awkward to say this about a team that was once used to be the undisputed best in England – but such is the state of affairs right now.
Loyal supporters have had some reasons to rejoice lately though. The team won the FA Cup, and followed it up with the Community Shield in quick succession – and that too against some of the best teams in the PL.
However, the best news all month has been that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang extended his contract with the club for three more years.
Meanwhile, the Hammers have been a bottom-tier club for the past several years, and on their best day, they could be considered a mid-table team. That’s it.
They began their new campaign with a loss, and importantly, they have a terrible h2h record against this rival over the past several decades.
By all means, expect an Arsenal win this weekend at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal vs West Ham: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Mikel Arteta’s men recorded wins in five of the former six clashes.
- They had recorded 20 of the former 22 overall wins.
- At this stadium, the hosts recorded wins in ten of the preceding eleven encounters.
- The guests are winless at this venue in the past five years, and they have won just once since 2007.
Arsenal vs West Ham: Prediction
The Gunners recorded a 0-3 win on the road the last match-day, against Fulham. In the meantime, David Moyes’s men lost 0-2 at home against Newcastle.
As things stand, Arteta’s men are the favorites this weekend. They have been one of the best teams in the league for the last several decades, whereas their counterparts are considered to be amongst the bottom-tier clubs.
Going on, the Gunners had won eight of their preceding nine overall match-ups, and they have lost just once at home in the whole of 2020 – which had come in the Europa League.
On the other hand, their counterparts had won just twice all through this year on the road – and both the victories had come against teams currently in lower divisions.
Going on, Arteta’s men also have dominated this rival in h2h fixtures for a very long time.
By all means, expect a winning performance from Arsenal this Saturday.
Arsenal vs West Ham: Betting Tips
Arsenal to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Arsenal @ 1.50 (1/2).