With the Hammers conceding plenty and the Gunners scoring freely of late, the wise money will go on backing Arsene Wenger's north Londoners with a -1 goal handicapA second London derby in three days sees Arsenal make the cross-capital trip to Upton Park on Boxing Day to take on a West Ham side badly struggling for points.
The Hammers have failed to get going at all this season and, while their supporters will fondly remember their two victories over Tottenham in the current campaign, a festive success against the Gunners could be vital in ensuring their top-flight status.
Bet365 price a home win at 11/2 (6.50) while Arsenal can be backed at 8/13 (1.61) to record their sixth away win of the season. The draw is a 3/1 (4.00) shot with the same firm.
Indeed, until recent weeks Arsene Wenger's men had a near-perfect record on the road before succumbing to defeat at both Manchester clubs in quick succession.
Yet the Gunners are clear favorites here for a reason and it is hard to see them struggling against a West Ham side who, at times, have looked truly woeful.
Therefore the price of 6/4 (2.50) for Arsenal to win with a -1 handicap looks to be of genuine interest, especially when considering the number of goals that the Hammers have been conceding.
Sam Allardyce's men have lost by two goals or more four times in the last six weeks, with five of their last six defeats being by this margin or more. Arsenal have scored three goals in each of their last two away games and clearly are not lacking in firepower, making this an excellent option.
|Arsenal to win with a -1 handicap at 6/4 (2.50) for 2.5pts with bet365
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