Emotions will be running high at Emirates Stadium on Sunday when Arsenal host West Ham United in a London derby.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has announced that he will leave his position at the end of the season, so expect a bit of drama on the day. Both players and fans would want to give their all during the last days of Wenger’s 22-year spell at the club.
Arsenal lost 2-1 at Newcastle United in their last game, and they sit in the sixth spot with 54 points. The Gunners have little to play for in the league, so we expect Wenger to prioritise Europa League semi-final showdown with Atletico Madrid next week and rest some of his key players against the Hammers.
However, the North London side have been impressive at home this season, and we back them to claim all three points in the game.
The Hammers come into this game following consecutive 1-1 draws against Chelsea and Stoke City. Going into this game, they sit in the 14th spot with 35 points. They have a six-point advantage on bottom three sides, and one more win should ensure their Premier League status for another year.
In the reverse fixture at London Stadium, both sides played a goalless draw. However, Arsenal were able to beat their opponents 1-0 in a League Cup quarterfinal.
Arsenal vs West Ham United – Match Facts
Arsenal have lost only two of their last 24 home games in Premier League.
The Gunners have lost only one of their last 21 meetings with West Ham in all competitions.
Arsenal’s last eight home games in Premier League have ended with more than 2.5 goals.
Arsenal vs West Ham United – Team News
For the Gunners, Santi Cazorla and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are ruled out. Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey are doubts.
The visitors are expected to be without Michail Antonio, Pedro Obiang, Sam Byram and Winston Reid.
Arsenal vs West Ham United – Match Odds
The Gunners are favourites to win, and they are available at their best odds of 8/15 at BetVictor. We predict a comfortable home win in this game.
A draw is available at 18/5 odds at BetVictor, and a Hammers can get you up to 11/2 odds at the same bookmaker.
Arsenal vs West Ham United – Correct Score Odds
In the correct score market, we are predicting a 3-1 win for the Gunners. This bet is available at the best odds of 11/1 at Bet365.
Arsenal vs West Ham United – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the favourite to score in the game at his best odds of 4/6 at Unibet. We don’t expect Alexandre Lacazette to start, so we are backing Aubameyang as our prediction. Danny Welbeck is also a decent option at 17/10 odds at Paddypower.
For the Hammers, Marko Arnautovic is available at 9/4 odds at Unibet.
Arsenal vs West Ham United – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We expect to see a lot of goals in this game, and we are going for over 2.5 goals for our prediction bet. Our pick is available at the best odds of 11/20 at Betfair.