It’s crunch time once again for Arsenal as they take on West Ham at the Emirates, with the hosts needing a 2/5 win to go back into fourth place above Everton.
The visitors look a very big price at 25/4 considering the respective form the two sides have been showing of late and we’ve had a trawl through the betting to pick out a few canny wagers ahead of this capital clash.
Both teams to score @ 87/100
The hosts have only failed to find the net in four of their 26 home matches this season, against Chelsea (twice), Manchester United and Bayern Munchen, so their half of this bet looks pretty safe, although West Ham’s record of registering on the road since December is equally impressive.
Despite drawing blanks in four of their first five Premier League away games, only Chelsea and Everton have managed to keep Sam Allardyce’s side off the scoresheet in nine top-flight trips since.
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West Ham double chance @ 37/20
Arsenal cannot be tipped with any confidence at 2/5 based on their current run of four losses, three draws and just two wins from their past nine Premier League games.
The Irons have won five of their last nine, including two of their last four on the road and held out for an impressive draw at Stamford Bridge at the end of January, so the Emirates will hold little fear.
Correct score 1-1 @ 31/4
Arsene Wenger’s men have only managed to score more than once in one of their last seven matches in all competitions – the 2-2 draw at home to Swansea.
Four of those fixtures finished all square after 90 minutes, of which three ended 1-1.
With West Ham hardly setting the heather on fire of late – they’ve averaged one goal per game over their last six – a fourth Arsenal 1-1 in eight matches looks well worth a punt.