Last Updated on December 27, 2023 5:05 pm by Erwin Noguera
The Premier League has hit the middle point, and we focus on the last game in the 19th matchday. We get Arsenal, who tries to take back the top from a Liverpool team with a two-point advantage following their most recent win. However, in front, they’ll have an excellent West Ham team.
The Gunners were at 1st as of the start of this matchday, and are not willing to let go of the top spot so easily. So the team with twelve wins, four draws, and two losses will give its all.
On the opposing side, the 7th placed Hammers come in on a 2-match win streak, with nine victories, three draws, and six losses. However, their goal difference shows a fragile backline, so they have a difficult clash ahead.
Thursday, December 28, 3:15 PM ET at the Emirates Stadium
West Ham 9.75
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Why Bet on Arsenal?
The Gunners will fancy their chances against West Ham. Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 12 home London derbies in the Premier League (W8 D4) since a 2-0 loss to Chelsea in August 2021. They have kept just one clean sheet in that time, though that did come against West Ham (2-0 in December 2021).
Even without their center-forwards firing on all cylinders, the North London side has a pretty healthy GD of 20. In this regard, the recent rise in performance from Kai Havertz (four goals and 1 assist) has helped a lot, while Gabriel Jesus (Three goals and one assist,) although without many goal contributions neither, has been slowly returning to his level from last season, in terms of overall contribution to the team.
Why Bet on West Ham?
West Ham does not tend to end the year well, having only won their final game once in the last seven calendar years (D2 L4). It was a 4-1 victory against a weak Watford team in 2021. They have also lost the last four times they have finished the year with a London derby since beating Charlton Athletic 5-0 in 2000.
However, their remarkable level gives them hope to take advantage of the Gunners’ needyness. Contrary to their rivals, the Hammers have two standout points in the forward line, Jarrod Bowen (eleven goals and one assist) and Mohammed Kudus (six goals and one assist).
The English man had a campaign full of doubts in the 22/23 edition, but this time, returned to his path of growth and has made arguments to be considered the best player outside the Big Six. Meanwhile, the Ghanaian has been pretty impressive in his first season in the Premier League.
Final Betting Analysis: Arsenal vs. West Ham
West Ham have won four of their nine Premier League away games this season, already more than they won on the road last season. However, the Hammers are without a clean sheet in their last thirteen away from home in the league, which would be an issue against a Strong opponent in Arsenal.
We are expecting the Gunners to take this opportunity to not only regain the lead, but to showcase in front of their home crowd as they do. We’ll go for a 2-1 result.
Go for a victory for the locals at 1.352. If you bet $100 at such odds, you could get $35.20 for a total payout of $135.20.
Arsenal vs. West Ham Betting Pick: Arsenal