Premier League: Arsenal vs West Ham Preview
Date: April 22, 2018
Arsenal were defeated at St. James’ Park on April 15th and remain without an away win in 2018. They became the first Gunners side to lose five consecutive away games in the Premier League since 1984. The North London outfit have won just three times on the road this season but it’s their home form which has helped keep them in the top six.
Arsene Wenger’s side can boast the third-best home record in the division, having won 13 of their 17 matches in front of their own fans. Their most recent success here came against relegation-threatened Southampton.
The hosts are far from convincing at the back and continue to concede sloppy goals, much to the chagrin of their supporters. Both Teams to Score? Yes is priced at 6/10 and is expected to land once again.
West Ham Hoping to Give Their Survival Hopes a Significant Boost
West Ham still aren’t clear of relegation trouble but David Moyes’ side have at least made themselves tougher to beat and they will make it difficult for Arsenal to break them down. They held the Gunners to a goalless draw at the London Stadium back in December with the visitors left frustrated by the Hammers’ resistance.
Their away form hasn’t been particularly strong in recent months but there are always plenty of goals in their games and Over 2.5 Goals will be fancied by many punters at 8/15. It would have paid out in 22 of Arsenal’s 33 matches this season.
The Hammers have tended to shoot themselves in the foot during away games and have conceded the first goal of the game in each of their last four fixtures on the road.