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Arsenal vs West Ham Prediction & Betting tips
English Premier League fans are looking forward to London this weekend when the top match between Chelsea and Liverpool takes place on Sunday. But already on Saturday evening, an explosive duel is going on in the capital. The London city derby between Arsenal and West Ham will kick off at 20:00 p.m. at the Emirates Stadium.
After a matchday the table has little / no meaningfulness, but the Gunners can enjoy the snapshot when they are at the top of the table again after a 3-0 opening win. The strong start now has to be confirmed and if the bookmakers say, between Arsenal and West Ham the tip on the home side is the most likely outcome.
The Hammers have been aiming for a place in the top half for years, but the relegation battle is mostly the bitter reality. After the opening defeat against Newcastle United, another false start threatens. A point win in the London city derby would definitely be a surprise.
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The 14th title win in the FA Cup ensured that the Gunners will also be represented internationally this season. The Arteta-Elf only has to be satisfied with the Europa League again, but for a long time even that seemed to be out of reach. Nonetheless, the Spaniard will have to be measured against qualifying for the Champions League this season.
The qualification for Europe was of enormous importance to convince top striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to extend his contract in London. The now 31-year-old Gabonese signed a new working paper that is valid until 2023.
With 72 goals (in 111 competitive games), “Auba” is already ninth on the Arsenal goalscorer list and is only the third player to score 20+ goals in two consecutive PL years. Above all, derbies are an Auba specialty, because in the last 16 duels against teams from London he has scored 15 points (twelve goals, three assists).
Usually the Gunners are considered a very strong home team and rarely can a team from the Emirates Stadium steal three points. In 2019/20 the Arteta team celebrated ten wins in 19 games and only suffered three defeats.
Interestingly, however, Arsenal have had a difficult time starting a season in recent years. After the club remained unbeaten nine times in a row in their first home appearance (eight wins, one draw), Arsenal have suffered five defeats in the last nine years. However, Arsenal celebrated a 2-1 home win against Burnley on matchday one last year.
The Hammers have been back in the Premier League since the 2012/13 season, with the London club only reaching a single-digit position in the 2015/16 season. Otherwise this goal was missed year after year, although the ambitions at the beginning of a season are always high. Last summer alone, the club invested well over 100 million euros in new players, with no real income. It was only thanks to eight points from the last four games that he was able to stay in class as 16th.
Throughout the season it became clear that West Ham was being received with open arms by the competition. Between December and June, the team suffered seven away defeats in a row. When the Moyes-Elf stood with their backs to the wall and trembled about the league’s whereabouts, it finally worked again on strange terrain.
In the last three away games West Ham collected five points and remained undefeated, including a point win at Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium. The outstanding man in the finish was Michail Antonio, who scored six of the seven away goals in these three games.
Compared to last season, the club stands for continuity this year and with a well-rehearsed team without newcomers (Tomas Soucek was already on loan from West Ham) the desired results should be achieved.
The team is facing a sad anniversary on Saturday evening. West Ham will play the 485th London derby in Premier League history and could be the second team after Tottenham Hotspurs to suffer 200 derby defeats.
This anniversary is supported by the fact that David Moyes has never won an away game in the Premier League at Arsenal in his long career as head coach. He has now tried 19 times, Moyes only managed to draw four times.
Arsenal vs West Ham head to head matches
07.03.20 PL Arsenal West Ham 1 : 0
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25.08.18 PL Arsenal West Ham 3 : 1
22.04.18 PL Arsenal West Ham 4 : 1