Arsenal vs West Ham United
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 22 April 2018
Kick-Off at 13:30 UK
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).
Arsenal put their sixth place in jeopardize after falling 2-1 to Newcastle United last weekend at St. James’ Park. They are now just two points above Burnley in seventh, but with this game in hand as the Clarets lost their mid-week’s tie with Chelsea 1-2 at home on Thursday. Arsene Wenger can thus afford a mixed lineup here given that the Gunners are in for a very important first leg tie of their Europa League semifinal against Atletico Madrid next Thursday.
It has generally been a rollercoaster campaign for Arsenal in this term of the Premier League. They mainly collected points at home, though, where they won five of last six league ties netting at least three goals in all of these wins.
The Hammers were in a complicated position just weeks ago , but a streak of three consecutive games without a loss helped them move six points clear off the relegation zone. Still, they disappointed on Monday evening failing to see off the drop-zone Stoke City at their London Stadium. It was the substitute Andy Carrol who bagged the late leveller barely saving a point for David Moyes and his men.
Arsenal vs West Ham United: Head-to-head
The two sides met twice in December last year and these clashes brought just one goal in total.
It came in the league Cup contest at Emirates Stadium as Arsenal eliminated the Hammers 1-0, while the league meeting ended in a goalless draw.
Arsenal won three and drew one of last four clashes with city rivals who only managed to come on top on 14 occasions in 60 away fixtures against the Gunners.
Arsenal vs West Ham United: Prediction
West Ham struggle for points on the road as they picked up just one in last five away matches in the Premier League. Given that Arsenal have been ruthless towards their rivals at Emirates Stadium so far in the season, we do find a nice value in backing the home win at 1.57.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cannot help his teammates in Europa League, meaning that he will start this match from the first minute. The former Borussia Dortmund’s striker will have plenty of room rot improve his six-goal tally past the struggling defensive line of West Ham’s. We’ll back him as the anytime goalscorer at the odds of 1.57.
Arsenal vs West Ham United: Bet Tips
Arsenal to win @ 1.57
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score anytime @ 1.57