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West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal Match Preview
West Brom will continue their search for that elusive Premier League win, when they host an Arsenal side that is desperate for getting back into the top-four. That makes this West Brom vs Arsenal Premier League encounter at the Hawthorns on Sunday, December 31, a real cracker, so check out our match preview, betting tips and predictions for this game.
To say that West Brom are in desperate need of a win, is telling only half the story! The hosts have seen their quest for a victory see them slide down the table and are currently in 19th place after 20 games (15pts, W2, D9, L9). They are just two points above the bottom-placed Swansea, and although they are two points from Bournemouth above them as well, they look more destined for a slide down than a move up! That, probably, stems from the fact that West Brom are winless in their last 18 Premier League encounters (D9, L9). The start of the season where they won two consecutive games (against Bournemouth and Burnley) looks like a different era now! The departure of Tony Pulis and the arrival of Alan Pardew hasn’t done any wonders and they remain under severe pressure ahead of this West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal fixture.
The visitors are in an equally desperate need for a win, as the Gunners look to continue their quest to get back into the top four. Arsenal are currently sixth in the league after 20 games (37pts, W11, D4, L5) and it is only goal difference that separates them from Tottenham Hotspur above them. However, it is the top-four that Arsene Wenger’s men are desperate for, and the last of those spots is currently occupied by Liverpool, who are just one point ahead of Arsenal. The Gunners have not lost in their last five Premier League matches (W2, D3) and will hope to continue that form in this crucial West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal fixture.
West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal H2H
Arsenal have an edge over West Brom, having won five and lost just two of their recent seven encounters.
West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal Team News
West Brom will miss Nacer Chadli, James Morrison, and Salomon Rondon for this encounter.
Arsenal will have one eye on the upcoming Chelsea fixture, and will have to do without Olivier Giroud and Nacho Monreal for this fixture.
West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal Probable Line-ups
West Bromwich Albion: Foster, Nyom, Hegazi, Evans, Gibbs, McClean, Livermore, Barry, Brunt, Rodriguez, Robson-Kanu.
Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Holding, Mustafi, Maitland-Niles, Coquelin, Elneny, Xhaka, Walcott, Welbeck, Sanchez.
West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal Predictions
These are desperation times for West Brom, but the signs are not yet promising. They still look confused at the back, which means there are goals in this encounter. The Gunners also, look prone to errors at the back and conceding some cheap goals, which means we are in for goals at both ends. We feel that there will be over 2.5 goals in this encounter, which should be won by Arsenal easily! Coming to individual scorers, Sanchez looks good to find the back of the net once again.