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

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Recent encounters between this pair have seen the goals arrive after half-time, and Al Hain-Cole expects that to continue given the Gunners' form

Arsenal will be aiming to close the gap on the top four when they travel to the London Stadium to take on West Ham in Saturday’s Premier League clash.

Unai Emery’s men go into the weekend three points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea, who are not in action until later in the day.

Latest odds

Having won eight and lost none of their last 11 away matches against this opposition, they are 19/20 (1.95) favourites with bet365 to move level with the Blues by coming out on top here.

However, Manuel Pellegrini has never lost in six home games against Emery, and is available at 13/5 (3.60) to enhance that record even further with a shock win in this one.

Samir Nasri, West Ham

Two of the last three meetings between this pair in east London have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 13/5 (3.60) on this one also finishing up all square.

Team news

Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny should be fit, although Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal and Mesut Ozil are doubts and Rob Holding, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Danny Welbeck and Henrikh Mkhitaryan ruled out.

Marko Arnautovic should be fit despite coming off injured in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Birmingham, while Fabian Balbuena could also be in contention and Javier Hernandez and Ryan Fredericks have both returned to training.

However, Andriy Yarmolenko, Carlos Sanchez, Manuel Lanzini and Winston Reid remain long-term absentees.

Late action

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Having grown used to waiting until the second half for their team to click this season, Gunners fans should be particularly patient for this trip.

15 of the last 17 goals scored in league meetings between these sides have arrived after the break, while the Hammers have scored 16 of their previous 20 league goals in the second period.

Predictions

All in all, odds of 20/21 (1.95) certainly appear generous on the majority of the goalmouth action taking place after half-time once again when Arsenal’s late starters take on West Ham.

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

Betting Banner - Best Bet Highest-scoring half: second for a 2.5pt stake at 20/21 (1.95) with bet365

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