West Ham vs Arsenal - Free Betting Tips

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For the most part, these are two teams which have just about lived up to their expectations. If Arsenal and West Ham want to make this season one for the ages, then the time is now. While the home team may be the favourites, remember that this is one season that has been full of surprises, so it’s wise to not take anything for granted in the Premier League. For more on this, check out the rest of our West Ham vs Arsenal preview.

West Ham vs Arsenal Best Odds

12. January 2019 | 12:30
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Sitting five positions above their opponents in the league tables, it’s no surprise that the West Ham vs Arsenal best odds give the advantage to the away side. The favourites come into this contest with a 47% win probability to West Ham’s 28%, and Paddy Power’s 1/1 (2.0) match odds make an Arsenal victory a safe bet. Fans wanting to back the underdogs can still get decent medium-risk odds though, with Coral offering 9/4 (3.25) on a West Ham win. If you prefer to stay neutral, then you can instead predict that there will be over 5.5 goals to take advantage of high-risk 7/1 (8.0) odds at Betfair on this result.

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West Ham vs Arsenal Betting Tips: Form Guide

West Ham Struggle To Maintain Momentum

The home side had an early Christmas present in the form of a small winning streak when they toppled Newcastle United 3-0. They then followed this with a 3-1 win over Cardiff, which was notable for the sensational performance of Pérez, who came off the bench to score twice for an injured Marko Arnautović.

Crystal Palace then looked to end their momentum, but the Hammers once again walked away with the victory in an exciting 3-2 finish. Next, they executed further misery on the then rock bottom Fulham in a 2-0 win to finish off this quality late-year run. It was ended though at the hands of Watford in a 2-0 battle, although their own wastefulness was also to blame. The Hammers need to be able to better capitalise on opportunities if they are going to prove the majority of West Ham vs Arsenal betting tips wrong.

An invigorating display against Southampton – which saw them come from behind to score a 2-1 victory – does, however, show their resilience. The see-saw season continues as we head into this match, with a 2-0 loss to Burnley and a 2-2 draw to Brighton further cementing their inconsistencies. West Ham are a quality team but one that is prone to mistakes. Against a team like Arsenal, one mistake may be too many.

Arsenal Bounce Back After Devastating Loss

Although Arsenal are virtually out of contention for the 2018/19 Premier League top spot – it’s mathematically possible but very unlikely – their season has still had plenty of merits. However, just like their opponents, they’ve failed to get results consistently enough to break through to the next level so far.

Nonetheless, they look like a potential danger to any team they face and have clearly done enough to be the favourites in the majority of West Ham vs Arsenal match previews. We say ‘potential danger’ because the Gunners looked utterly toothless in their most recent and most devastating defeat, falling to a 5-1 mauling by league leaders Liverpool to end 2018 on a distinctly down note. They had looked shaky in their previous 1-1 draw to Brighton but here, all their weaknesses were exposed for the world to see.

It should be little surprise that Arsenal, therefore, came roaring back with a 4-1 victory over Fulham in the very first day of the New Year. Sometimes teams need a wake-up call and Liverpool, at least for now, seems to have provided exactly that. It also vindicated the controversial decision by manager Unai Emery to substitute key goalscorer Alexandre Lacazette. Despite this, defensive weaknesses clearly remained.

Right now, Arsenal remains a top team but one with too many holes in its armour to look like contenders for the Premier League crown.

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The Last Five Games

West Ham United VS. Arsenal

  • West Ham Form 2 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses in the last 5 matches
  • West Ham Goals 6 goals in the last 5 matches
  • Arsenal Form 3 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss in the last 5 matches
  • Arsenal Goals12 goals in the last 5 matches
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West Ham vs Arsenal Preview: Recent Meetings

Considering that Arsenal has over double the victories in head-to-head matches than West Ham, there can be little doubt as to who has the overall historical advantage. And unfortunately for the home team, the same can also be said for the recent meetings that are most relevant to West Ham vs Arsenal betting tips for today.

The Hammers last won in 2015 in a 2-0 Premier League victory, but when you consider that these two have met seven times since then, the scale of the mountain they have to climb becomes clear. As for their most recent matches, Arsenal bested them twice last year by a fairly comprehensive 3-1 and 4-1 results.

Not only that but looking for any kind of serious advantage for the Hammers will take you all the way back to a trio of victories which began in 2006. There’s no point sugarcoating it: the head-to-head history has Arsenal as firm favourites.

West Ham vs Arsenal Prediction: Arsenal Fight To Victory

Arsenal shouldn’t come into this match lightly by any means. Their defensive issues have recently been laid bare for all to see and even in recent victories, those problems still reared their ugly heads. West Ham is also a team that we’ve seen can be vicious on the attack, and there’s every reason to believe that the Hammers may be able to land a mighty blow or two before this is all said and done.

However, we don’t think it will be enough. Although Arsenal’s weaknesses have caused them problems in recent wins, the most important point is that they still won, and by a considerable margin too. When you consider that and just how one-sided their recent meetings have been, it looks likely that the quality of the Gunners’ attack will simply prove too much for their opponents.

We’re not convinced it will be easy but ultimately, our West Ham vs Arsenal prediction is that the latter wins and continues to re-establish themselves as a top Premier League threat.

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