West Ham vs Arsenal prediction comes before the final match of the 16th Premier League round. This game will be played on Monday, December 9, at the London Stadium in London, England. In this match preview, we will give you the best betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two teams from the capital of England.
West Ham vs Arsenal Betting Tips
This Monday, we get to witness a London Derby. Although it’s not the biggest of them all, it’s definitely going to be an interesting clash. Both sides haven’t been too impressive this season, but both of them have squads packed with talented players. And both teams are craving for points.
Arsenal recently sacked Unai Emeri, bringing Fredrick Ljungberg in charge, at least temporarily. The caretaker manager is here to get his team through until his replacement is picked. And it’s up to Arsenal players to help him out. By this, we mean that they need to step up and switch to the fifth gear.
Unfortunately for them, Premier League is probably the toughest football championship in the world. Every Premier League team is really tough, meaning that despite being close to the bottom of the table, West Ham still have a lot to offer. They definitely have what it takes to snatch some points off Arsenal.
The Hammers showed everyone that they got what it takes to beat heavyweight teams a few rounds ago when they beat Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge. They defended ferociously in that game and looked for their chances from counter-attacks and set-pieces. It’s pretty certain that they’re going to use the same approach this time as well.
Judging by Arsenal’s performances against the teams that defend vigorously, such an approach could prove right for West Ham. Arsenal have already lost to Leicester City and Sheffield United this season, which are the two teams with the least number of goals conceded.
Although it seems West Ham’s defense is not as strong as the defense of those two, in this match, they will have a lot of support from the stands which can give them a big boost. And it can also negatively affect Arsenal players, who are famous for being pretty poor on the road.
Our West Ham vs Arsenal prediction: Draw
West Ham vs Arsenal correct score prediction: 1:1
West Ham Form and Latest News
West Ham aren’t playing that well, even though they have some really good players in the squad. That’s why their manager Pellegrini is under a lot of pressure at the moment. In fact, if it weren’t for the win over Chelsea, he’d probably been sacked by now. And that’s why he’ll have to push his players to get at least a point on Monday.
Arsenal Form and Latest News
The start of the season was okay for Arsenal, but then they started dropping too many points. Because of that, they sacked Unai Emeri, but his replacement didn’t do much to improve the form of the team. The biggest problem with Arsenal is not their poor run, but the poor atmosphere in the club. Xhaka is hated by some fans, Ozil doesn’t want to give up on his huge salary, and Aubameyang is apparently thinking of moving on. Unless something drastic changes in the team real soon, they’re probably going to continue to disappoint their fans.
West Ham vs Arsenal Predicted Lineups
West Ham predicted lineup: Martin – Diop, Ogbonna, Balbuena, Zabaleta, Cresswell – Rice, Noble, Fredericks, Yarmolenko – Haller
Arsenal predicted lineup: Leno – Luiz, Sokratis, Chambers, Kolasinac – Guendouzi, Torreira, Ozil – Pepe, Aubameyang, Lacazette
Other West Ham vs Arsenal betting tips:
Under 2.5 goals @2.80
HT-FT X-X @7.00