Sunday 16th April 2023 Premier League

West Ham United v Arsenal 14:00

  • Played 129 times in the league before, West Ham 29, Draws 35, Arsenal 65
  • Already met this season in the league, Arsenal 3-1 West Ham
  • Last season’s repeat fixture ended, West Ham 1-2 Arsenal
  • Arsenal have won 8 of the last 10 head-to-heads
  • Arsenal have lost just 1 of their last 14 away league games at West Ham
  • 11 of the last 16 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • 11 of the last 13 repeat fixtures went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • Both teams scored in 13 of the last 19 head-to-heads
  • Just 3 DRAWS in the last 21 league head-to-heads
  • Arsenal have scored at least 2 goals 11 of their last 14 league games vs West Ham
  • Martinelli (Arsenal) has scored in 2 of the last 3 head-to-heads.


Next up for the Premier League leaders Arsenal is a trip across town to West Ham, who are in a battle at the other end of the table.

The sides already met this this season at the Emirates and that ended in an easy 3-1 win for the Gunners, while this clash last season finished West Ham 1-2 Arsenal.

In fact, Arsenal have by far the best recent record against the Hammers – having won 8 of the last 10 head-to-heads.

The match betting reflects this, with West Ham on offer at 5/1, the draw 16/5 and Arsenal 11/20.

Arteta’s men have also lost just 1 of their last 14 away games at West Ham, plus have scored 2+ goals in 11 of the last 14 league matches vs the Hammers too.

You can back Arsenal to net 2+ goals at 8/13.

With just 3 draws in the last 21 meetings between the sides, this clash tends to get a result more often than not – and most of the time that result goes to Arsenal.

Other betting options are to delve into the both teams to score market as we’ve seen both sides find the back of the net in 13 of the last 19 head-to-heads. You can back this at 10/11.

While Over 2.5 Goals might be another option as this bet has paid out in 11 of the last 13 repeat fixtures and also in 11 of the last 16 overall clashes. You can back 3+ goals in the game at 4/5, which looks a fair price.

Arsenal’s Martinelli has found his scoring touch when playing against West Ham in recent games – he’s scored 2 in the last 3 head-to-heads, so might appeal at 11/2 (1st) or 2/1 (anytime).

While Jesus has returned back from injury in good form and the Brazilian is on the table at 15/4 (1st) or 13/10 (anytime). West Ham’s shortest-priced player in the scoring markets is Danny Ings at 10/1 (1st) or 15/4 (anytime), with Jarrod Bowen next best at 11/1 (1st) or 4/1 (anytime).

Overall, it’s a game that you feel Arsenal will have too much for their London neighbours, but OVER 2.5 GOALS at 4/5 looks decent value in a game that has a history of producing goals.