West Ham v Arsenal Betting Preview | 13th December
In our West Ham v Arsenal betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Wednesday night’s Premier League London derby.
West Ham United v Arsenal Betting Preview
Venue: London Stadium
West Ham United upset the odds to beat Chelsea on Saturday and manager David Moyes will be hoping for a similar performance as Arsenal visit the London Stadium on Wednesday night.
The Hammers held on to an early Marco Arnautovic goal to beat the champions 1-0 in what was Moyes’ first win as West Ham boss.
This will be a worrying sign for the Gunners, who have started slowly in each of their last two games against Man United and Southampton.
United scored twice early on at The Emirates before going on to win 3-1 while Charlie Austin put The Saints ahead on Sunday, requiring a late Olivier Giroud goal for Arsenal to level things up.
Recent results leave Arsenal in 5th placed position, a huge 18 points behind league leaders Manchester City.
West Ham, despite beating Chelsea, are still very much in relegation trouble as they occupy 18th position, behind West Brom on goal difference.
West Ham summer signing Javier Hernandez could return after missing the last five weeks with a hamstring injury
Cheikhou Kouyate (hamstring) and Edimilson Fernandes (ankle) will both face late fitness tests.
Aaron Ramsey will miss out for Arsenal after suffering a hamstring pull in the draw at Southampton.
Mustafi and Cazorla are the other absentees for The Gunners.
Potential West Ham Starting XI: Adrian, Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Arnautovic, Noble, Lanzini, Obiang, Masuaku, Antonio
Potential Arsenal Starting XI: Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Wilshere, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette.
Head To Head
- West Ham have beaten Arsenal only once in the last 19 competitive meetings, drawing three and losing 15.
- The Hammers last beat Arsenal at home in 2006, with Bobby Zamora scoring the winner.
- Arsenal won in this fixture last season by five goals to one, with Alexis Sanchez scoring a hattrick in the process.
- Mesut Ozil has scored in each of his last three appearances against The Hammers.
Stats & Facts
- West Ham’s win against Chelsea on Saturday was their first win in nine games.
- West Ham’s three wins this season have all come in home fixtures, having also beaten Swansea and Huddersfield at the London Stadium.
- Not since the 1986-87 season have West Ham beaten both Chelsea and Arsenal at home.
- Arsenal have won just two of eight away games in the league this season.
- They have conceded 32 Premier League goals in the process, with only West Ham (35), Stoke (33) and Watford (33) conceding more.
- Nine of Arsenal’s 11 defeats this calendar year have come away from home.
West Ham – 4/1, Draw – 10/3, Arsenal – 8/13
- Mesut Ozil to score first – 7/1
- West Ham to score first and fail to win – 4/1