Arsenal will be traveling to the London Stadium to face off with Westham at their home turf. This will be the first kick off for the Premier League matchday 22 that will be played at 1530hrs (GMT+3). Arsenal has had an impressive performance this season as compared to the previous seasons. This in addition with their good performance against the Westham side puts them the favorites to win this match.
Arsenal has been performing relatively well of late albeit the recent 5-1 thrashing by Liverpool. They will be traveling to the Westham side fully aware that they need to book a space in the Champions League next season and in order to achieve this, they have to start now to move upwards from their current 5th position in the table rankings.
Westham, on the other hand, is not doing badly off if their recent matches are something to go by. Their 2-0 win over Birmingham shows that they still can hold their heads high. They are at number 10 in table standings
Westham does not hold an impressive record against Arsenal if their most recent head to head is something to go by. This weekend there is nothing out of the ordinary which can put Westham ahead of Arsenal. In their most recent eight head to head, Arsenal has comfortably walked with four victories, losing once to Westham and drawn twice. Therefore, the odds are in favor of Arsenal to win 2-1.
Westham vs. Arsenal Head to Head
The two teams have played 45 times in all competitive matches. Of these, Arsenal has bagged 29 wins drawn 9 times and lost to Westham 7 times. In addition, Westham has only won two matches while playing at their home turf while Arsenal has won 12 times while playing at the Westham side. Here is a snap look into their eight most recent meetings:
- Arsenal 3-0 Westham
- Arsenal 1-0 Westham
- Arsenal 4-1 Westham
- Westham 0-0 Arsenal
- Arsenal 3-0 Westham
- Westham 1-5 Arsenal
- Westham 3-3 Arsenal
- Arsenal 0-2 Westham
Westham has a lot of injuries which has ruled out most of its players. Players like Javier Hernandez, Andriy Yarmolenko, Fabian Balbuena Gonzalez, Winston Reid, Ryan Fredericks Jack Wilshere, and Manuel Lanzini are all nursing injuries and are ruled out from the fixtures.
For Arsenal, most of its key players such as Mezut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal, and Hector Bellen are expected back into play after nursing injuries.
Prediction and Odds
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The two teams have the pressure to achieve more. Arsenal has to demonstrate that they are not the old Arsenal who starts off well but ends the season dismally. Their most recent losses are unacceptable and they have to do better. Westham are not badly off but they have to show the football fraternity that they are more than lukewarm. Our best bets for the match are as follows:
- Both teams to score
- Westham to win
- Over 1.5 goals