On the 19th match-day of the Premier League, we are in for one of the most thrilling London Derbies between Arsenal and West Ham United. The fixture is scheduled to take place at the home ground of the Gunners, Emirates Stadium on Friday.
Arsenal is currently at the 2nd spot in the Premier League point table with 12 wins and 40 points overall. They are just two points behind Liverpool with one game in hand.
West Ham United is currently in the 7th spot in the point table with 9 wins and 30 points overall in the league. The top bookmakers in India have great odds with them for the Premier League.
The Gunners have scored an average of 1.28 goals in the second half of the Premier League.
The betting tip is...
Arsenal to score in second half
The Gunners are coming home from Anfield after witnessing a draw against Liverpool by 1-1. With 49% of possession in the game, Arsenal managed to score in the 4th minute of the game but maintained a good defensive power throughout the fixture.
Overall, Arsenal has displayed an average possession of 60% with an average of 11.5 shots in the league out of which they have converted 17% of the shots. Bukayo Saka is the top player for the club as he has 5 goals and 6 assists on his name. Martin Ødegaard is another player to watch as he has 3 assists and 4 goals on his name.
Arsenal has a well-strategised defense system where they have won 39% of games with a clean sheet. The powerful defence has only conceded an average of 0.89 goals in the ongoing season of the league.
Jurrien Timber (knee), Fabio Vieira (groin), Thomas Partey (thigh), and Takehiro Tomiyasu (calf) are out of action because of their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Raya, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Jorginho, Rice, Saka, Jesus, Martinelli
West Ham United stunned everyone with a win over Manchester United by 2-0 in the previous fixture at home. With just 34% of the possession, the Hammers managed to score twice and this showcases the strength of their attack in the previous fixture.
Overall, West Ham United have struggled with the ball this season as they have an average possession of 41%. With an average of 9.83 shots overall, they have converted 18% of their total shots.
Jarrod Bowen is their highest scorer with 11 goals and a single assist on his name. James Ward-Prowse is another player to watch out for as he has 5 assists and 3 goals on his name.
West Ham’s primary struggles are at the back as they have just won 17% clean sheets in the ongoing season. The Hammers have conceded an average of 1.89 goals as well and as they come to play against the Premier League giants, their defence needs to be at its best.
Maxwel Cornet is in the injury room and won’t be travelling with the team to Emirates Stadium.
Predicted Lineup: Areola, Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Emerson; Soucek, Alvarez, Kudus, Ward-Prowse, Paqueta, Bowen
This season has been positive for West Ham United as they have won 50% of their fixtures. However, they are up against Arsenal, who has one of the best attacks and the tightest defence.
The Gunners have also won 67% of their fixture in the current season of the league. West Ham will find it difficult to score on Friday and we predict a win for Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.