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Arsenal vs West Ham Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

08:23 BST 19/09/2020
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 2020-21
The Gunners boast a strong scoring record at home and we are backing them to make a quick start against their rivals from the east of the capital

Arsenal welcome West Ham to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday for what will be a second London derby of the Premier League season for the Gunners.

Mikel Arteta's men kicked off their campaign in impressive fashion with a 3-0 win at Fulham last weekend and the north Londoners are well fancied to record another victory against their rivals from the east of the capital.

The Hammers were beaten 2-0 at home by Newcastle last Saturday and although they recorded a midweek victory in the Carabao Cup, there are already questions being asked of David Moyes.

Arsenal vs West Ham Latest Odds

The Gunners won both meetings between these two sides last season and are offered at 1/2 (1.50) with bet365 to pick up another three points.

West Ham are winless in their last five visits to the Emirates Stadium in all competitions and last season won just four of their 19 matches on the road, so it is little surprise to see an away win at 19/4 (5.75) and the draw at 7/2 (4.50).

Arsenal vs West Ham Team News

The hosts are without long-term absentees Pablo Mari, Calum Chambers, Gabriel Martinelli and Shkodran Mustafi, while David Luiz is unlikely to be available but Granit Xhaka could feature despite coming off against Fulham with an ankle issue.

West Ham have doubts over Jack Wilshere, who is struggling with an ankle problem. 

Arsenal vs West Ham Preview

The Gunners may have ended the previous Premier League season in their lowest position for 25 years, yet there is plenty of positivity in the red half of north London.

FA Cup and Community Shield victories in August coupled with a new contract for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a strong showing last week against Fulham means they are full of confidence.

West Ham, by contrast, are already at a low-ebb and with a tricky run of fixtures to come, the pressure is mounting on the manager and his players.

The Hammers' only win away from home in 2020 came at bottom club Norwich last term, with Moyes' team losing seven of their 10 matches on the road this year.

It is certain that they will face a tough task to get anything from an Arsenal side who are unbeaten in their own stadium this year, and so backing another win for the hosts makes plenty of sense.

Arsenal vs West Ham Tips and Predictions

Backing Arsenal to be ahead at half-time at 21/20 (2.05) looks like an interesting angle from which to approach this game and would have paid out in 10 of the Gunners' home games last term.

Only Manchester City and Liverpool scored more first-half goals at home last season than Arsenal, while West Ham scored just eight goals in the opening 45 minutes of their away games. 

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly. 

Arsenal to lead at half time at 21/20 (2.05) for a 2.5pt stake with bet365