West Ham United – Arsenal
England, the Premier League: West Ham United-Arsenal, Saturday 6 October, 20:30
In the 7th round of the Premier League, West Ham United will host Arsenal at the Upton Park. The sides are in 5th (alongside Tottenham and West Bromwich Albion) and 8th spot (joint with Fulham and Newcastle) respectively.
The Irons are unbeaten in their last four games. The Hammers’ last match finished in a 2-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers. West Ham United’s goals came courtesy of Matthew Jarvis assisted by Kevin Nolan after 3′ and Ricardo Vaz Te with an assist from James Tomkins after 35′. West Ham United have three victories, two draws and one defeat this season, 7 goals for and 5 against.
West Ham United have recorded only wins and draws at home this season (2 and 1 respectively).
Going into their last match Arsenal were expecting to win, however Chelsea had other ideas. The Gunners will see the 2-1 defeat as a real disappointment. Arsenal got their goal courtesy of Gervinho near the end of the first half (43′), with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain providing the assist. The odds on them having been defeated were 47/10, while anybody who was inspired to bet on the exact score would’ve been paid back at 31/2. So far this season Arsenal have two victories, three draws and one loss.
Away from their home stadium Arsenal have not been defeated in this campaign.
The difference in form between these teams is huge, therefore the home-field advantage most likely won’t be enough for West Ham United to beat Arsenal. In a match as one-sided as this one, handicap betting is the way to go. It might also be a wise move to put money on an over 2.5 goals result at 23/8.