Tom love (@TomLove_18) previews Arsenal v West Ham and provides us with his best bets for Saturday's 3pm kick-off by analysing team news, potential line ups, head to head and more.
Arsenal v West Ham Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 25/08/18
- Time: 15:00pm
- Venue: Emirates Stadium
Arsenal haven't collected a single point from their opening two games, however they were games against Man City and Chelsea so that's fair enough. They caused Chelsea's defence problems last week, scoring twice and seeing Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang miss a sitter. Unai Emery has his most winnable game here against a West Ham side who are also without a point, he will want his side to come out and make a statement to the other top 4 challengers and I fancy them here.
West Ham have endured a tough start to the season and showed nothing in their 4-0 drubbing by Liverpool, they also lost from a winning position against Bournemouth and by all accounts were outplayed. Summer arrivals and departures have been rife in East London and it will take time for this cobbled together squad to start motoring, they face another difficult test here and I can't be with them after their first two performances.
Captain Mark Noble is a doubt for the visitors and likely to miss out. Winston Reid, Andy Carroll and Manuel Lanzini are long term absentees.
Arsenal have no fresh injury concerns.
Potential Arsenal Starting XI: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal, Guendouzi, Torreria, Ramsey, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang, Lacazette.
Potential West Ham Starting XI: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Snodgrass, Sanchez, Obiang, Wilshere, Anderson, Arnautovic.
Head To Head
- Arsenal have the upper hand on the hammers historically winning 60 of their 122 meetings. West Ham have won 28 and there has been 34 draws.
Arsenal look well set to get their first win here and their price reflects that. One pro-Arsenal angle I have found is for the Gunners to score in both halves at 10/11. West Ham conceded in both halves against Liverpool and I can see something similar here. I wouldn't be surprised to see Aubameyang get off the mark on Saturday.