West Ham will be aiming to put themselves level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea when they welcome Arsenal to the London Stadium in Sunday’s Premier League clash.
The Hammers’ Champions League dream has taken a slight knock after two defeats in their last three league games has left them three points adrift of the top four, albeit with a game in hand.
However, they are available at 9/5 (2.80) with bet365 to close the gap with an impressive win against their London rivals.
Mikel Arteta’s men have won six of the last seven meetings between this duo and are priced at 29/20 (2.45) to come out on top once again here.
Just one of the hosts’ last 13 league fixtures has resulted in a draw, but you can get odds of 5/2 (3.50) on them being held to a stalemate in this one.
Pablo Fornals and Ryan Fredericks should both be back in contention following injury, although Darren Randolph, Angelo Ogbonna, Arthur Masuaku and Andriy Yarmolenko remain sidelined.
Bukayo Saka will face a late fitness test after leaving the field in last weekend’s north London derby due to a hamstring strain.
Perhaps one of the most striking aspects of the hosts impressive season has been their turnaround at the much-maligned London Stadium.
While just three teams took fewer home points than David Moyes’ side last campaign, only runaway leaders Manchester City have collected more so for this time out.
This confident home record is illustrated by the fact they have not failed to score in their own backyard since the opening day of the season, getting on target in each of the 16 successive games.
However, they have also failed to keep a clean sheet in seven of their last 10 league home matches and take on a Gunners side in confident spirits in front of goal – hitting the net in seven out of the most recent nine.
Considering Arsenal have also gone 11 games without a clean sheet, odds of 3/4 (1.75) offer solid value on both teams getting on target for their eighth game in 10 and a fifth meeting in seven with West Ham.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Source : goal.com