West Ham vs Arsenal
English Premier League
Date: 16 April 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: London Stadium (London).
Arsenal could not hold on to a two-goal lead against Liverpool seven days ago as they had to settle for a point at Anfield after a late Roberto Firmino equalizer.
The 2-2 stalemate against the Reds terminated Arsenal’s seven-win streak in the Premier League and jeopardized the team’s title ambitions in the process.
The Gunners are still six points clear at the top of the table but Manchester City have a game in hand and a chance to beat them in the head to head match later this month at Etihad Stadium.
Mikel Arteta’s men will now desperately want to return to winning ways on Sunday afternoon when they head east to take on West Ham in a small London derby in Gameweek 31 at London Stadium.
Arsenal have been scoring goals for fun of late and we expect another strong attacking performance from them here.
The Gunners notched three or more goals in five of the last six league outings. The only exception was the aforementioned 2-2 draw against Liverpool last weekend.
Arsenal will have plenty of room in the final third here against West Ham who allowed five goals in their previous home match in the league, falling to Newcastle eleven days ago.
To make things more complicated for the hosts ahead of this tie, David Moyes’ troops had a tough game against Gent in the UEFA Europa Conference League on Thursday night.
West Ham vs Arsenal Head-to-head
- On top of form, Arsenal have tradition to back them up going into this tie as they have won six and drawn one of the last seven meetings with the Hammers.
- The Gunners have bagged at least two goals in each of the last five games against West Ham.
- We have seen the Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score option landing in four of the previous five head to head affairs.
West Ham vs Arsenal Prediction
Arsenal won seven and drew one of the last eight Premier League outings. They had a full week rest unlike their counterparts who have been in action on Thursday night. Finally, the Gunners won six and drew one of the previous seven H2H games against the Hammers.
Everything points towards an easy win for Arsenal and we will back the visitors to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at the 2.50 odds. The Over 2.5 goals FT bet is another fantastic option at the 1.80 odds knowing how efficient the Gunners have been of late.
West Ham vs Arsenal Betting Tips
HT/FT Arsenal/Arsenal @ 2.50 (6/4)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5) odd.