Arsenal – West Ham Prediction & Picks (25.08.2018)


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Arsenal and West Ham United meet at Emirates Stadium, in a match for the 3rd round of the Premier League. The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 6 matches won 5 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 22-04- 2018, for the Premier League, Arsenal won by (4-1). Nacho Monreal (51 ‘), A. Ramsey (82’) and A. Lacazette (85 ‘and 89’) scored the goals for Arsenal, and M. Arnautović (64 ‘), for West Ham United. Attention to the home factor, since the Arsenal usually conquer different results at home and abroad.


The home team is currently in the 17th position, without any points conquered. In its premiere lost at home against Manchester City, by (0-2). In the 2nd round, lost out to Chelsea by (3-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches Arsenal has won 8, tied 1 and lost 1 of the last 10 matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 59 of the last 66 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 7 games in which they suffered the first goal.

Arsenal reach this third day with two defeats in the Premier League, however, these results are misleading, as the Londoners made very solid exhibitions. In the last game, Arsenal faced Chelsea away from home and were defeated 3-2: the goals of the team were scored by Iwobi and Mkhitaryan. In this game against rival West Ham, coach Unai Emery must play in 4-2-3-1, privileging possession of ball and positional attacks: Ozil will be the team’s master, being responsible for creating and organizing the process offensive. Outside of this reception at West Ham will be Kolasinac, Koscielny, Jenkinson and Maitland-Niles, all with physical problems.

West Ham United:

Currently in 20th place, the visiting team did not conquer any points until this moment. In the 1st day lost out with Liverpool by (4-0). On the following day, the final scorers recorded a defeat by (1-2) in the home game against AFC Bournemouth. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches West Ham United has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.

Like rival London, West Ham has great difficulty to win points in this English championship and in the last game lost at home against Bournemouth 1-2: the only goal of the team was marked by Arnautovic. In this game away from home coach Manuel Pellegrini must act in the usual tactical system, that is, in 4-4-2, benefiting a medium or low block and counterattacks, especially through the right flank: Felipe Anderson is a player Very fast and eximio in exploring the space in the defensive line of the adversary. The 7 Arnautovic sweater is the highlight of this West Ham team, being very strong at the time of finishing. For this game the foreign trainer can not count on Carroll, Lanzini and Reid, all with physical problems.

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