West Ham United vs Arsenal Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between West Ham United vs Arsenal in Premier League.
West Ham United vs Arsenal Match Preview
After a surprising, yet deserving, win over neighbours Chelsea, West Ham get ready for another derby as they face Arsenal in the midweek. The Hammers continue their quest to rise from the relegation worries while the Gunners will hope to get their campaign back on track after poor recent results. This West Ham United vs Arsenal fixture would be played at the London Stadium on Wednesday, December 13 night, so read the betting preview, betting tips and predictions.
West Ham received a huge boost in their relegation battle with a 1-0 win over Chelsea, that put an end to their eight-match winless streak in the league. They still are in the relegation zone and are currently 18th after 16 games (13pts, W3, D4, L9). However, David Moyes can take positives from their recent performances and even in the 2-1 loss at Manchester City, the Hammers played well. Only five points separate the 11th placed Southampton from West Ham and therein lies their chance to move up the table! All three of West Ham’s wins came at home and all were achieved by keeping clean sheets. The hosts need to build on this form and stack up points to address their relegation worries before the Christmas period.
Arsenal look to be still in a daze following their shocking 3-1 loss to Manchester United. They were lucky to get away with a point from the St. Mary’s last weekend in a match that was dominated by Southampton. It was thanks to super-substitute Olivier Giroud that they could draw 1-1. The Gunners are currently fifth in the Premier League after 16 games (29pts, W9, D2, L5) and a whopping 17 points from the leaders Manchester City. The title race is all-but-over and the real target for Arsene Wenger now should be to make a dash for the top-four with Liverpool currently occupying the fourth place, one point ahead.
West Ham United vs Arsenal H2H
The West Ham United vs Arsenal fixture is traditionally dominated by the Gunners who have a W63, D38, L34 record. The last 18 encounters saw only one loss for Arsenal (W14, D3, L1). The last time West Ham won at home against Arsenal was in 2006.
West Ham United vs Arsenal Team News
West Ham will be without the services of Cheikhou Kouyate, Jose Fonte, James Collins and Sam Byram for this clash. Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez are pushing for starts.
For Arsenal, Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey are out of reckoning while Shkodran Mustafi may not recover in time for this West Ham United vs Arsenal fixture.
West Ham United vs Arsenal Probable Line-ups
West Ham United: Adrian, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Noble, Obiang, Masuaku, Arnautovic, Lanzini, Antonio.
Arsenal: Cech, Koscielny, Holding, Monreal, Bellerin, Wilshere, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette.
West Ham United vs Arsenal Predictions
Leave the history aside, there is a bounce in the stride at the London stadium for West Ham. They know that leaving it late could be catastrophic and look good to use the Chelsea win as a platform for improving their performance. Don’t be surprised if there is another upset and we are backing the hosts to pinch at least a point.