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Bet on Arsenal vs West Ham – Gunners will maintain good form

| 30.10.2010

Arsenal have scored 14 goals in their last four games and only Blackpool have conceded more goals than West Ham this season, this does not bode well for their visit to the Emirates.

Match Odds

Arsenal are overwhelming favourites for this one, especially after their 3-0 win away at Man City last week.

They were in action in midweek, but they rested key players Samir Nasri, Andrei Arshavin and only gave Cesc Fabregas half an hour, so they’ll still be pretty fresh.

The last time West Ham won at the Emirates was in 2007, when Robert Green almost single handedly kept the Gunners out.

The recalled England keeper will need to do something similar this weekend, given Arsenal are made 1/6 to win their fourth home game of the season.

West Ham have picked up their league form recently, but still only have one win and suffered a very disappointing 2-1 reverse at home to Newcastle in their last fixture.

They’re made a long 14/1 to beat the Gunners while the draw is 6/1.

Total Goals

Arsenal love scoring, West Ham aren’t great at defending, as they say in Jonathan Spector’s native USA, you do the math.

Odds of 12/5 on their being more than 4.5 goals seem a good bet.

A more straightforward bet is there being more than 3.5 goals, which is made 11/10, but you can afford to be a bit more ambitious than that.

Arsenal have only failed to find the net once this season and that was away at Chelsea.

They’ve scored 21 times so far, with both Nasri and Theo Walcott top scoring with four goals each.

West Ham are themselves pretty good at finding the net, having only failed to find it twice this season.

With their front three of Victor Obinna, Carlton Cole and Frederic Piquionne, they could be a good shout to contribute to a high scoring game.

Especially as Arsenal’s defence is far from watertight, they’ve let in more than Sunderland and Everton this year.

Fabregas is 5/4 to score at any time, follow the full Premier League odds market here.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.