Arsenal-West Ham United Betting Preview: Why backing late goals can prove profitable for punters

The race for the top four of the Premier League is hotting up and our tipster is expecting all of the drama to come after the interval when the Gunners face the Hammers on Tuesday
Arsenal required penalty kicks to squeeze past Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup semi-finals at the weekend and Arsene Wenger's side will turn their attentions to the battle for fourth place in the Premier League when they face West Ham United in north London on Tuesday night.

The Gunners have won just one of their last six Premier League matches but are warm favourites at just 4/9 (1.44) with Paddy Power to claim all three points against Sam Allardyce's side here.

The Hammers ran out as impressive 2-1 winners at Sunderland in their last Premier League away day and Allardyce's charges can be backed at a chunky 7/1 (8.0) with Paddy Power to get the better of the Gunners on Tuesday. The draw is chalked up at 100/30 (4.33) with the same firm.

Arsenal ran out 3-1 winners when the two sides clashed at Upton Park back on Boxing Day and, therefore, it is unsurprising that the odds compilers offer just 8/13 (1.62) that three or more goals are scored when the two sides go head-to-head again here.

West Ham have conceded in each of their last seven matches while the Gunners have kept just one clean sheet in their last 12 in all competitions so there may be value in backing the 8/11 (1.73) quote on offer from Paddy Power for both teams to find the net on Tuesday.

It is worth noting that just 15 of the 39 goals scored in Arsenal's Premier League home matches thus far this term came before the break, while 21 of the 33 goals scored in West Ham's away matches this season have come after the interval.

Furthermore, all four goals of the last league meeting between the sides came after the break so punters are advised to snap up the generous even money (2.0) quote from Paddy Power for the second half to feature most goals during Tuesday's tussle.

Most goals to be scored in the second half at even money (2.0) for a 2pt stake with Paddy Power

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