28/12 Accurate Football Predictions: Arsenal vs West Ham United

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On Thursday night, London rivals Arsenal and West Ham United will play their first Premier League match after Christmas at the Emirates Stadium, just as they did in 2022. Thanks to their 1-1 tie with Liverpool on Saturday night, the Gunners finished the first round of the league top-ranked. Earlier in the day, the Irons defeated an underperforming Manchester United 2-0.

Arsenal vs West Ham United

Arsenal and West Ham square off in the London derby at the Emirates to round off the year. On Thursday, this Premier League matchday 19 will take place at London’s Emirates Stadium. The hosts lead the table going into this round with 40 points, one point ahead of Liverpool. With 30 points, the visitors are four points behind the top five teams and in sixth place. In recent times, Arsenal have defeated West Ham, particularly in this location.

There has only been one victory in the last 13 Premier League home games between the Gunners and the Hammers. The Gunners have won 12 of those games. Arsenal has relished its neighborly relationship, going 12 games without a loss while winning eight and drawing four London derbies.

In their last league match of the season, West Ham will be hoping to break their hoodoo in addition to putting a stop to that streak. In just one of the last seven calendar years, the Hammers have won their season’s last league game, drawing two and losing four.

The situation deteriorates when they play a London derby because they have dropped their last four games against any of their city rivals at the end of the year. Secondly, they have lost 35 Premier League games to Arsenal, which is a record that they share with no other team.

Verdict

Arsenal will be looking to capitalize on their strong start and have an excellent squad at their disposal. Players that have come up this season, such as Declan Rice and Bukayo Saka, will try to leave their imprint on this match.

The majority of West Ham’s recent success has come at home, and in their last two away games, they have suffered two crushing defeats.

However, after defeating United on Saturday, the visitors will be high on confidence, and Moyes’ team can stifle the home team. Arsenal will have to be patient as West Ham tests the Gunners’ formidable core defensive axis and plays a deep defense.

Set pieces will also be crucial; therefore, Havertz’s absence can be detrimental to the hosts. On paper, though, Arsenal is the superior team, so we predict them to win.

Although the Gunners and Liverpool have the same defensive record in the Premier League, they have only kept clean sheets in three of their games played at Emirates Stadium.

West Ham appears capable of scoring in Thursday’s match, having scored in eight of their nine road games this season. After scoring four goals in his past five Premier League games, Mohammed Kudus is also in excellent goal-scoring form. Jarrod Bowen has scored goals in the Hammers’ last three games and routinely causes Arsenal issues.

However, the Gunners are unwilling to give up first place at this time and have an abundance of weapons of their own.

Tip: Arsenal to Win / BTTS (YES)

Arsenal to Win – ❌

BTTS (Yes) – ❌

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