It’s a London derby this weekend as Arsenal travel to West Ham before the first international break of the year. The Hammers, who are seven points clear of the Gunners, can join fourth-placed Chelsea on 51 points if they win.
Both clubs have plenty to play for and you may be looking for some Premier League betting tips to help with your picks. PlayersBest have tipsters you can rely on and here is how we think Sunday’s contest will go.
West Ham have had a full week to analyse their 1-0 defeat at Manchester United and realise it was a game they might have won had they shown a little more adventure. Back on home soil, the Hammers will be looking to avenge their 2-1 loss at Arsenal in their first away game of the season. David Moyes’ side have won their last three at the London Stadium and he knows a more attack-minded game plan could see them pick up all three points. One of the Hammers’ strengths this season has been their ability to score from set pieces with Thomas Soucek and Craig Dawson always a threat. On loan Jesse Lingard will rejoin the team after missing out on facing his parent club last weekend because of the terms of his loan.
Arsenal’s weaknesses this season were highlighted by going from high to low in five days. On Sunday, the Gunners came from a goal down to beat their neighbours Tottenham 2-1 at the Emirates, but then fell to a 1-0 defeat to Olympiakos in the Europa League at the same ground on Thursday night. While the loss didn’t stop Arsenal from progressing, it was a reminder if one was needed that consistency could stop Mikel Arteta’s side from achieving their goals this season. Despite losing just one of their last five in the league, the Gunners remain tenth in the table, 10 points behind Chelsea in fourth spot. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed the North London derby for disciplinary reasons, and he will be keen to make amends for his late arrival by scoring the goals in an Arsenal win this weekend.
Head to Head
This will be the 144th meeting between these two proud London clubs and Arsenal lead the series with 68 wins to West Ham’s 35 wins. The goalless draw in December 2017 was the 40th draw and it was the last time this fixture failed to produce a single goal. Alexandre Lacazette, who scored the winner against Tottenham, has scored in each of the last two meetings against West Ham. This will be the 50th Premier League meeting and Arsenal have had the upper hand in recent meetings winning the last three since Declan Rice scored the only goal for West Ham in a 1-0 win in January 2019.
Before compiling the best Premier League betting tips in the UK, we have studied all the statistics you need before deciding which bet to go for. Here are three highlights we picked out ahead of Sunday’s game at the London Stadium.
Our Betting Tip for Today
Arsenal have lost six of their nine league games following a Europa League tie and in this week’s Premier League betting tips, we are backing West Ham to win and add to the Gunners’ poor form following European games.
Many expected West Ham’s season to hit a wall before now, but David Moyes’ side have continued to pick up big wins at crucial times. After last season’s battle to avoid relegation, Moyes deserves credit for turning the club’s fortunes around and they could in fact finish the season as London’s best placed club. The Hammers are now a team that is hard to break down and their defence has conceded multiple goals just once in their last six league games, and that was against the league leaders Manchester City. While none of their players have reached double figures in terms of goals, the Hammers do like to share the goals around with 14 different scorers this campaign. Arsenal won the reverse fixture 2-1 thanks to Eddie Nketiah’s winner five minutes from time, but Thursday’s defeat to Olympiakos could still be on the minds of the Gunners players. West Ham’s home form is second only to Pep Guardiola’s runaway leaders with Moyes’ side taking 27 points from a possible 42. West Ham to win is our Premier League betting tip this week and Bet365 offer the best price for a home win with odds of 9/5.