A confident West Ham team will be aiming to pull off a shock in the EFL Cup when they travel to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal in Tuesday’s quarter-final.
David Moyes’ men have moved out of the Premier League relegation zone after taking seven points from the last available nine, and are on offer at 11/2 (6.50) with dabblebet maintain that strong form by causing a cup upset here.
However, the Gunners have lost just once in 23 fixtures in front of their own fans, and are clear 8/15 (1.53) favourites to take their place in the semi-finals with a victory in this one.
The sides shared a 0-0 draw when they met at the London Stadium in last week’s league clash, and you can get odds of 10/3 (4.33) on them taking this one into extra-time after another deadlocked 90 minutes.
That clean sheet in last week’s encounter was the second of three in a row achieved by the Hammers, who have also kept Chelsea and Stoke City at bay.
With Moyes clearly working hard on defensive organisation, his team will certainly fancy their chances of frustrating their hosts for the second time in the space of a week.
In fact, this task should prove even less difficult should Arsene Wenger continue his policy of rotating his squad for this competition, with Friday’s league match against Liverpool sure to see the biggest names given a rest.
Having scored just one goal within normal time at home to each of Doncaster Rovers and Norwich City so far in the cup, the understrength hosts look set for another unproductive evening against their London rivals.
Indeed, odds of 11/10 (2.10) seem generous on a newly resolute West Ham ensuring under 2.5 goals for the second match in quick succession versus Arsenal.`