West Ham will take on rivals Arsenal on Saturday in another London derby. The hosts are 10th in the table with 28 points, 12 clear of the relegation zone and they will play mainly for their pride and fans, as the places giving European qualification beyond reach. Arsenal lost some pace in the Premier League race in December and are now sitting 5th in the standings. It is going to be a three team battle for the 4th spot (the last giving Champions League quota), as Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are within six points of each other.
West Ham vs Arsenal Head to Head
as of: 05.01.2019
|Last H2H game||Last 20 H2H|
|Last 10 H2H|
|West Ham||Loss||1 W/ 4 D/ 15 L||0 W/ 2 D/ 8 L|
|Arsenal||Win||15 W/ 4 D/ 1 L||0 W/ 2 D/ 8 L|
Worth mentioning: The last win for the Hammers against their London neighbours was back in 2015. Since then 7 games were played and West Ham managed to get just two draws, losing the other five. Five of those games produced over 2,5 goals, while on four occasions both teams scored with a goal difference of 6:19. Before the 0:0 draw last time out in this stadium, the teams were on run of 7 games that saw both side scoring, while six times the matches ended with over 2,5 goals scored.
Last game between the teams: 25.08.2018 Arsenal – West Ham 3:1; Nacho Monreal 30’, Issa Diop 70’ (own goal), Danny Welbeck 90’; Marko Arnautovic 25’
Last game at this venue: 13.12.2017 West Ham – Arsenal 0:0
West Ham vs Arsenal Stats
as of: 05.01.2019
|Last game||Last 10|
|West Ham||Win||6 W/ 1 D/ 3 L||3 W/ 1 D/ 1 L|
|Arsenal||Win||5 W/ 2 D/ 3 L||1 W/ 2 D/ 2 L|
Worth mentioning: West Ham have kept just two clean sheets at home from the last ten outings and they were achieved in the two most recent matches. Out of the last five games that West Ham played at home, four ended with over 2,5 goals scored, while three saw both sides scoring. Arsenal hold the highest number of goals scored from substitutes in the entire Premier League – 10. The Gunners have hit the net at least once in all their away games this season.
Last game West Ham: 05.01.2019 West Ham – Burnley 2:0; Marko Arnautovic 2’, Andy Carroll 90’
Last game Arsenal: 05.12.2019 Blackpool – Arsenal 0:3; Joseph Willock 11′, 37′, Alex Iwobi 85′
Top performers West Ham: Felipe Anderson 8 goals and 2 assists, Marko Arnautovic 7 goals, 2 assists and Javier Hernandez 5 goals, 1 assist.
Top performers Arsenal: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is the joint top scorer in the Premier League with his 14 goals, while also delivering 3 assists. Alexandre Lacazette has 7 goals and 5 assists. Injured Henrikh Mkhitaryan is on 4 goals and 1 assist.
West Ham vs Arsenal News
Missing players West Ham: Javier Hernandez, Fabian Balbuena, Jack Wilshire, Ryan Fredericks, Andriy Yarmolenko, Carlos Sanchez, Manuel Lanzini, Winston Reid. Only the first two have a chance to play but further tests are required.
Missing players Arsenal: Nacho Monreal, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Hector Bellerin, Emile Smith-Rowe, Rob Holding, Danny Welbeck, Mesut Ozil, Shkodran Mustafi and Konstantinos Mavropanos are all injured. Mavropanos, Ozil, Bellerin, Monreal and Mustafi might feature, depending on their fitness levels.
West Ham vs Arsenal Predictions
Both teams to score & over 2,5 goals
Over 3 cards