Tip West Ham - Arsenal
Arsenal recovered from their 5 – 1 beating by Liverpool with a win over Fulham before securing their place in the FA Cup fourth round with a win over Blackpool. On their part, West Ham United returned to winning ways with a win over Birmingham City in the FA Cup and after falling to Arsenal in the first leg meeting they will be keen on a third straight undefeated game at home, having drawn 2 – 2 with Brighton before Beating Birmingham 2 – 0. With six wins in nine matches, West Ham will look at this game as winnable and having scored at least twice in seven of the nine matches. In the last five home matches, West Ham have picked three wins and a loss and have scored at least twice in four of the five. Arsenal on their part, are not doing so badly and will head to this clash also looking at it as a winnable clash. They have failed to score in just two of their last 15 matches and go to this game with eight wins in 13 matches. They have scored seven goals in their last two matches but West Ham will come with a different kind of opposition. They have failed to pick a win in the last four away matches and this being a derby, will come with its challenges in that sector but having scored in each of their last 15 away league matches, they have a starting point. Arsenal have conceded one goal less than West Ham (31) but at 46, they have 17 goals more than West Ham. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alex Lacazette have a lot of say here, with 21 goals between them but West Ham have Felipe Anderson and Marko Arnautovic who have 15 goals between them while they can also bank on Andy Caroll who is back to scoring ways after a good game against Birmingham. Arsenal have lost just once in the last 23 matches against West Ham United while they go to this game unbeaten against West Ham in the last seven matches, with just two ending in draws and five of the seven producing over 2.5 goals.
Key points West Ham - Arsenal
Arsenal have not won any of the last four away league matches.
West Ham United have six wins in nine matches.
Arsenal are unbeaten in seven matches against West Ham United.
Conclusion West Ham - Arsenal
This is a derby game and as seen before, can go any way. Arsenal have a god run over West Ham but they head to this game with an uninspiring away form – winless in the last four. The general feeling here is that both sides’ forward lines will have a lot of say in how this game ends. We expect both sides to score, thus a pick of over 2.5 goals could be a safe bet.
West Ham Arsenal Prediction published on January 11, 2019