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West Ham v Arsenal betting

December 24th, 2013

Arsenal face West Ham at Upton Park on Boxing Day and will arrive full of confidence having won on 5 of their last 6 visits to East London (their last defeat being in Nov 2006).

Sam Allardyce's side have won just three Premier League matches so far this season, two at home, and have already been soundly beaten at Upton Park by both Chelsea (3-0) and Manchester City (3-1). It's therefore no surprise to see Arsenal available at best odds of just 8/13 with Bet365 - who offer the draw at 3/1 and West Ham at 11/2.

The Hammers will at least be buoyed by the fact that they have won their last three Boxing Day games and Arsenal have lost 3 of their last 4 away games in all competitions, but those defeats were against Man City, Napoli and Man United and it really is hard to see anything other than an away win here.

West Ham have scored just 3 first-half goals this season and rather than back Arsenal to win at 8/13, a better option looks to be backing Arsenal to be winning at both half-time and full-time at odds of 6/4 with BetVictor.

Theo Walcott has scored in each of his last three Premier League appearances against West Ham, while Olivier Giroud has scored 3 goals in 2 games against the Hammers and Santi Cazorla has 2 in 2. At the prices we recommend an each-way bet on Walcott to score first at best odds of 6/1 with Bet365 - who pay 1/3 odds for the 'place' in this market (if your player scores at any time).

Bet365 also offer stand-out odds of 7/5 on Olivier Giroud scoring at any time in the game (just 4/7 with Sky Bet), while Cazorla is 7/2 with Betfred to score.

The last two Arsenal visits to Upton Park have resulted in 3-1 and 3-0 wins for the Gunners and both of these scorelines are available at best odds of 13/1 with BetVictor.

RECOMMENDED BETS
MARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Arsenal / Arsenal Half-Time / Full-Time
6/4
BetVictor
Theo Walcott (ew)
First Goalscorer
6/1
Bet365
Olivier Giroud
Anytime Goalscorer
7/5
Bet365
Santi Cazorla
Anytime Goalscorer
7/2
Betfred
Arsenal 3-0
Correct Score
13/1
BetVictor
Arsenal 3-1
Correct Score
13/1
BetVictor

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