Match: West Ham vs Arsenal
League: English Premier League
Date: Monday, 9 December 2019
Kick-off: 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Olympic Stadium (London).
With hard-to-win victories, Arsenal and West Ham will desperately try to put three points on the board when they block the horns at the Olympic Stadium on Monday.
The Hammers are 16th in the Premier League standings, one point above the relegation waters.
Meanwhile, the Gunners sit in tenth place, 4 points below the first six, also the same number of points above the danger zone.
Direct Clash (h2h):
With a tight 1-0 victory in the game last season, West Ham finished 7 games without a win against Arsenal: tied 1 and lost 5 of the previous 6.
It was also his first home victory against the Gunners in all competitions since 2006.
Twelve of his last 16 h2h games in all places and competitions scored more than 2.5 goals. BTTS has been found 9 times.
Arsenal have failed to score in their last two visits to West Ham, having scored in the last 10 consecutive games.
Manuel Pellegrini is a man under pressure after seeing his team defeat 0-2 against Wolverhampton. That left West Ham with 1 victory in its last 9 league games after a good start to the season.
The team looked like the top six contenders in September when they beat Manchester United 2-0 at home. Since then there has been no home victory (1D, 3L) and he lost 6 of 9 in all places.
Not to mention that they were very lucky to have defeated Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge, helped by a bad end to the Blues, who have 6 chances to kill the game in the first half.
West Ham can score goals on their own court, but they leave too many holes in the back and the pieces of the set are a big concern, the visiting Gunners will be eager to make the most of this Monday.
Freddie Ljungberg doesn’t have a victory after two games in the Gunners’ hot spot. The legendary Swede began his term with a 2-2 away draw against the relegation candidates Norwich saw his team succumb to 1-2 at home against one of the worst teams outside the Brighton League last weekend.
The latest results have put Arsenal in a stretch of 9 games without a victory in all competitions and 7 in the Premier League. His last victory in the Premier League was against Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium in October.
To add to that, Arsenal is poor on the road this season. Since opening the campaign with a 1-0 victory at Newcastle, they have continued to tie and lose 3 each. Clearly, defense is an area that Ljungberg must fix quickly because his team is blank in the last 6 games away from home.
To sum up, West Ham’s game against Arsenal on Monday is a match between two extremely vulnerable teams in the back and offers enough firepower for the future.
Despite the two uninteresting and inconsistent teams during the season, it is not difficult to predict for punters. We have good statistics to help betting tips and the best are the target market.
West Ham has scored in every home game since losing 0-5 to Manchester City on the first day. However, they have conceded 9 massive goals in the last 4 games, which means they are not sure in the back while they advance.
Meanwhile, Arsenal tends to break well-organized local teams and West Ham is not one of them, who literally qualifies the Btts as the bet of choice for this match. To go with that, the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are in the form of a better score, which is a good candidate to find the net game on Monday.
However, the Artillero’s inability to finish the games with force and the amount of opportunities he gives him in the final period of the game help more than 1.5 goals in the second half to win with Btts feet. Next season after 45 minutes.
Best bet: more than 1.5 goals in the second half with odd 1.70 (7/10)
Scorer at any time: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal in 1.60 (3/5)
West Ham Total number of cards: more than 2.5 @ 2.20 (11/10) odd.