West Ham United vs Arsenal – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | EPL 2021-22

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West Ham will welcome London rivals Arsenal to the Olympic Stadium this Sunday in the 35th Round of the 2021/22 Premier League season.

Venue: Olympic Stadium (London)

Key Statistics

West Ham are unbeaten in six home PL matches (four wins and two draws).

They have scored an average of just 1.33 goals per game during their last four PL games.

The Hammers are set-piece specialists, as only Liverpool and Manchester City had scored more PL set-piece goals this term than West Ham (13).

Arsenal have scored 67% of their PL goals this term away from home before half-time.

They enjoy trips to this part of London too, as they’ve averaged 2.5 goals per game across the last ten away H2Hs (W6, D3, L1).

They have scored seven goals in their last two games.

Head to head

In the Premier League, both sides have met 51 times, with Arsenal winning 33 times while West Ham have just eight wins.

Latest performances in all competitions

West Ham: L-L-D-W-L

Arsenal: W-W-L-L-L

West Ham United

West Ham will look to get back to winning ways this Sunday when they welcome Arsenal to West London.

The hosts have endured a poor run of form in recent games, winning just one of their last five games in all competitions. They have lost their last two competitive games with their last PL outing seeing them lose 1-0 to Chelsea while their last competitive outing was a 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League.

With their chances of finishing in the top six currently under threat after a series of poor results, they will be desperate to win this game to keep their chances alive.

David Moyes’ side haven’t won a Premier League (PL) game since early April (D1, L2) and come into this tie sitting in seventh place, three points behind fifth-placed Manchester United.

They need results to show for some combative performances if they’re to claim a top-seven place, but may feel that the return leg versus Frankfurt takes priority and could field an under-strength side here as they did in that Chelsea game.

Possible West Ham starting line-up

Lukasz Fabianski; Ben Johnson, Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell, Vladimir Coufal, Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice, Arthur Masuaku, Pablo Fornals, Jarrod Bowen, Michail Antonio.

Injured: Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna

Doubtful: None

Suspended: Craig Dawson

Arsenal

Arsenal will look to make it three wins in three games when they travel to West London this Sunday.

The Gunners are currently sitting in fourth place and will be desperate to pick up the three points that will keep them firmly in command of the race. With rivals Tottenham Hotspur following them closely, nothing but a win in this game will satisfy them.

After winning Chelsea (4-2) and Man United (3-1) to bounce back from a run of three straight defeats, they will be confident of getting a good result from this game.

Also, given that the ‘Gunners’ enjoy trips to this part of London too, as they’ve averaged 2.5 goals per game across the last ten away H2Hs (W6, D3, L1), they are favourites for a win here.

Possible Arsenal starting line-up

Aaron Ramsdale; Cedric Soares, Ben White, Gabriel, Nuno Tavares; Granit Xhaka, Mohamed Elneny; Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith-Rowe, Nicolas Pepe; Eddie Nketiah.

Injured: Thomas Partey, Kieran Tierney

Doubtful: Bukayo Saka

Suspended: None

Prediction

West Ham 1-3 Arsenal