West Ham vs Arsenal Betting Preview

By Ernie Bibby, Thursday, April 13, 2023 3:13 am

Sunday’s opening Premier League fixtures sees leaders Arsenal head to East London to face West Ham. This game kicks off at 2pm UK Time and will take place at the London Stadium.


West Ham

Although the Europa Conference League is a welcome distraction for West Ham, David Moyes’ men still aren’t safe from relegation. Their recent form has given them a three point cushion over the bottom three, however, they cannot afford to take their foot off the gas just yet.

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Football West Ham United Arsenal FC
Home 5.17
Draw 4.16
Away 1.41
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The hosts bounced back from 5-1 hammering at home to Newcastle with an impressive 1-0 away win at Fulham. Their 2023 form has been significantly improved and they’ve suffered just three defeats since mid-January.

At the London Stadium, they are unbeaten in five of their last six, however, they’ve taken just two points from a possible 15 when hosting top eight sides. They struggled here against Newcastle, Man City and Brighton and they are likely to find it tough against the best away side in the top flight.

The good news is that WHU may be able to welcome Lucas Paqueta back into the XI for this game. His injury issues have hindered the Hammers this season and fans will be pleased to see him potentially return to the squad.



Arsenal blew a two goal lead against Liverpool at the weekend and also survived a missed penalty from Mo Salah. The Gunners’ seven match winning sequence was undone by this result, however, they are still in the driving seat when it comes to the title race. Although they still have to visit the Etihad Stadium, they still have a five point lead. Their weaker goal difference means that there is very little margin for error between now and their upcoming contest with Manchester City.

The Gunners have an excellent record when visiting bottom half sides and have dropped just five points when travelling to sides that are currently occupying the bottom ten positions.

Arsenal will also benefit from the lack of European action and Mikel Arteta’s side should be well-rested ahead of this Sunday afternoon contest.


Head to Head

Arsenal have an excellent record in this fixture and they have won 23 of the last 30 meetings between these sides. The Gunners have also been victorious in each of the last three matches between these sides and also in six of the last seven.

The North London outfit have also scored 2+ in each of the last five fixtures involving these two teams. Despite their recent exploits, this game hasn’t always been the most entertaining with just 37% of the last 30 meetings featuring three or more goals. Nevertheless, 83% of those matches have landed Over 1.5 Goals.


Key Betting Stats

  • Arsenal boast the division’s best away form and have taken 35 points on the road (five more than any other side)
  • The Gunners have kept clean sheets in 60% of their away games this season.
  • Arsenal matches have featured an average of 3.37 goals per game. Only Manchester City matches have contained more.
  • Arsenal have conceded the joint fewest first half goals (10) in the Premier League.
  • West Ham have the lowest average number of yellow cards this season. Just 1.24 bookings per game.
  • Jarrod Bowen is West Ham’s top goal-scorer with four. All four goals have arrived at the London Stadium.
  • Seven of Martin Odegaard’s 10 goals have been away from home.


Match Prediction

Arsenal weren’t at their best last weekend, but they should be able to bounce back against West Ham. The hosts have massively improved, yet they’ve struggled when hosting top six opposition and come off the back of a tough Europa Conference League clash with Gent.


Winning Combo

Arsenal to Win and Over 2.5 Goals

Odds – 11/8 with Betfair


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