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West Ham vs Arsenal Prediction & Match Preview



West Ham

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21 March 2021 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET London Stadium

There will be fireworks when West Ham United and Arsenal go head to head in the London derby on Sunday afternoon. 

The Hammers are enjoying a very successful season, but they failed to impress in a 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford. 

David Moyes’ men are on a three-game winning run at home ground, with the team netting seven goals in total in those matches. 

Since West Ham are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, we predict that the will find the net against Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta’s men, on the other hand, came from behind to beat their bitter local rivals Tottenham at the weekend. 

The Gunners have been scoring goals for fun in all competitions of late, and, taking everything into account, we believe that punters can find value in betting on both teams to score. 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should return to Arsenal’s starting XI after missing the Spurs game due to disciplinary reasons.

West Ham vs Arsenal: Head to Head

Teams West Ham Arsenal played so far 39 matches.
West Ham won 6 direct matches. Arsenal won 26 matches. 7 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.79 goals per Match.

West Ham vs Arsenal: Prediction

West Ham in actual season average scored 1.84 goals per match. In 17 (89.47%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 13 (68.42%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Arsenal average scored 1.67 goals per match in season 2021. In 16 (69.57%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 12 (52.17%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Moyes will be delighted to welcome Jesse Lingard back to the fold after he was ineligible to play against Man United, and the England international makes a timely return with Pablo Fornals and Andriy Yarmolenko nursing injuries.

Lingard has struck four times in seven starts against the Gunners and will be determined to keep his hot streak going here, but Ryan Fredericks also remains a doubt for the hosts with a groin problem.

Mark Noble and Ben Johnson both started at Old Trafford but will surely take their spots on the bench for this game, as Said Benrahma and Manuel Lanzini look set to battle it out for a spot in Moyes's attacking quartet.

Arsenal have had very few concerns on the injury front since the turn of the year, but attacking duo Willian and Bukayo Saka missed out in midweek with calf and hamstring problems respectively, although the latter is now available for selection and could play a part.

Aubameyang returned to the starting XI against Olympiacos after being dropped for a breach of protocol last weekend, but after his wasteful performance on the night, Alexandre Lacazette could be given the nod as he aims to build on his impressive tally against West Ham.

Cedric Soares, Martin Odegaard and Thomas Partey are all expected to return to Arteta's first XI as well, with Hector Bellerin, Dani Ceballos and Mohamed Elneny dropping out.

West Ham United possible starting lineup:
Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Lanzini, Lingard; Antonio

Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Leno; Cedric, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney; Xhaka, Partey; Pepe, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Lacazette


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