Arsenal travel to the Olympic Stadium to face West Ham United in this weekend’s London derby, and are big favourites to pick up all three points to potentially go second in the Premier League table. The Gunners are enjoying considerably superior form to the win-shy West Ham, and are expected to pick up consecutive league victories to bounce back after their surprise EFL Cup exit in midweek.
West Ham United v Arsenal
December 3rd 2016
Live on BT Sport 1 / BT Sport 1 HD
West Ham United are struggling for form this season and find themselves in the lower reaches in the Premier League table as a result. The Londoners are closer to the relegation zone than the top-half and risk falling into the bottom-three if they come unstuck to Arsenal. Slaven Bilic’s men are enduring a five-game winless run in all competitions, and have only picked up one league win at home since August.
The Hammers have picked up five points from their last three games at the Olympic Stadium, but their poor recent defensive record and failure to beat a side in the top-half of the table leans towards an Arsenal win when the two sides meet on Saturday. As for the Gunners, visitors Arsenal are fourth in the Premier League with 28 points from 13 games, coming off the back of three wins and three draws from their last six, and have won six and drawn three of their nine matches on the road.
Arsenal could go second in the Premier League table with a win away to West Ham United, and their one-sided head-to-head record with their fellow Londoners suggests history will repeat itself. Arsenal have won six and drawn two of their last eight meetings with West Ham at United’s home ground. As a result, Arsenal are 4/5 with Betfred to win against West Ham in the Premier League this weekend.