Saturday 7 March: 3pm KO
Arsenal are still chasing a place in next season’s Champions League. They host West Ham United this Saturday looking for three vital points. Their opponents would just be happy to be in the Premier League next season.
Arsenal could well win the FA Cup this season but that wouldn’t take them into the Champions League. They start this weekend in tenth place in the Premier League, eight points behind fourth place. You can get odds of 16/1 (17.0) at 888sport on them finishing in the top four this season.
Arsenal can blame their position on the number of league games they have drawn. 13 so far this season and it matters little that only Liverpool have lost less games in the Premier League this season. Arsenal are undefeated in their last seven league matches but four have been drawn. It’s 10/3 (4.33) that this game ends level if your wager is placed with BetVictor.
West Ham had a welcome win over Southampton last weekend. That victory ended a run of seven league games without a win. The victory took them out of the bottom three and up to 16th. However, they are only out of the relegation zone on goal difference. It’s 2/1 (3.0) at Betfair that West Ham will be relegated this season.
That win might give them some confidence for the battle ahead. Away form is poor though with only three league wins all season. A bet on West Ham to beat Arsenal has odds of 5/1 (6.0) at William Hill.
Arsenal have won each of their last four home league games against West Ham. They are 4/7 (1.57) at Ladbrokes to win this match.
Neither side have any new injury problems to report for this match.
Arsenal are in good form at home in the Premier League. They trail fourth place by eight points but do have a game in hand. West Ham may have won last week but that was on home soil. Their away record and defensive abilities are big problems. Go for Arsenal to win this game with over 2.5 goals in the game. That has odds of 23/20 (2.15) at Betfred.