West Ham vs Arsenal : Match Preview & Prediction

Team News

West Ham
  • West Ham’s injury woes have eased but David Moyes will be reluctant to make changes after their 1-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday.
  • Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez will push for starts, but Moyes may stick with the same XI that stunned Chelsea.
  • Shkodran Mustafi may not recover in time to feature against West Ham on Wednesday, which leaves Arsene Wenger with a problem. Rob Holding may start instead after Per Mertesacker’s poor performance on Sunday.
  • Aaron Ramsey is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering an injury in their 1-1 draw with Southampton, which could finally pave the way for Jack Wilshere to start a Premier League game.
  • Olivier Giroud, Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck will push for starting berths on Wednesday.

Match Facts

Arsenalhavewon 12 of their last 14 matches against West Ham in all competitions.

Arsenalhavescored at least 3 goals in 9 of their last 11 matches against West Ham in all competitions.

West Hamhave seen over 2.5 goals in their last 8 home matches against Arsenal in all competitions.


  • West Ham’s shock 1-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday put an end to a six-game winless run. The Hammers are only in the bottom three on goal difference but face another tough London derby here.
  • Arsenal are one point outside the top four after only managing a 1-1 draw with Southampton on Saturday. The Gunners have only won one of their last four away matches ahead of Wednesday’s clash.
  • This fixture has seen a minimum of three goals scored in each of the last six. Arsenal have won five of those and drawn the other. Can the Hammers win consecutive London derbies?

Match Preview : West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal

This is a testing period for West Brom. They have already secured their top flight status but are at risk of being one of those sides that now have little motivation and finish the campaign terribly.

They have lost each of their last two matches without even scoring and things don’t get much easier with a trip to Manchester United following this match.

Arsenal are into the FA Cup semi final and must now try and consolidate a spot in the top four. They start the weekend five points adrift of fourth place Liverpool but Arsene Wenger’s side do have two games in hand.

The Gunners have actually only managed to win one of their last four matches against West Brom in regular time and aren’t in particularly great shape even after thrashing Lincoln last time out. Naija and Bet

Team News

West Bromwich Albion – Matt Phillips is still an injury concern for West Brom ahead of Saturday’s match against Arsenal, while an ankle injury picked up in the week means James Morrison may miss out as well.

Premier League Preview: Everton vs West Brom

everEverton’s nine-match unbeaten run came to an abrupt end at Tottenham last week and they will be looking to return to winning ways as quickly as possible. They have failed to win their last three home league meetings against the Baggies and have won just two of the last five Premier League welcomes of West Brom.

Defeat to Crystal Palace at the weekend saw West Brom’s five-game unbeaten run come to an end. Tony Pulis will demand an immediate response, but they have failed to win their last three away league games and have secured maximum points on the road on just three occasions this term, all by a one-goal margin.

Pulis may have to make do with back-to-back losses, with Everton expected to make it five successive home league wins.

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Everton remain without injured duo Yannick Bolasie and Muhamed Besic, though have no further concerns.

Ronald Koeman could name an unchanged side to the one that fell to a 3-2 loss at Tottenham last weekend.

Match Preview : Manchester City vs Stoke

Manchester City are now unbeaten in nine matches in all competitions and are playing some great football again following their blip in the middle of the campaign.

Stoke got back to winning ways at the weekend but their form away from home has been poor this season. The Potters have lost five of their last six away league matches and have conceded four goals to Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham in that run, while Arsenal also scored three.

Another comprehensive scoreline could be on the cards for City here as they look to cement their place in the top four. Predict today’s Matches and win big on NaijaBet.com

Team News

Manchester City – Kevin de Bruyne will come back into the starting XI for Wednesday’s reception of Stoke after starting their 2-0 win over Sunderland on the bench on Sunday.

Nicolas Otamendi was also given a rest at the weekend and may return to the heart of the defence here, while Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna could continue to rotate at right-back.

It remains to be seen whether David Silva or Yaya Toure will both start two games in the space of three days.

Stoke – Stoke City manager Mark Hughes could be forced into making a change at right-back after Glen Johnson suffered a slight shoulder injury in the 2-0 win over Middlesbrough on Saturday.

He could be replaced in the team by Phil Bardsley, while Hughes has also revealed Xherdan Shaqiri is fit again after more than four weeks out injured, although he may feature from the bench.

Jonathan Walters was back on the bench after more than two months out with a knee injury and could become an option here, although Saido Berahino is perhaps the first option should Hughes look to give Peter Crouch a rest.

Match Facts

Man City have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 7 home matches against Stoke in all competitions.

Man City have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 4 matches in Premier League.

Man City have won their last 4 matches in Premier League.

Man City have won 6 of their last 7 home matches against Stoke in all competitions.

Man City have scored at least 2 goals in their last 5 home Premier League matches.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Man City’s last 4 home games (Premier League).

Stoke have lost 5 of their last 6 away matches in Premier League.

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There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Stoke’s last 6 Premier League games.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Stoke’s last 6 away games (Premier League).


As at this post Manchester City has 1.20 odd to win the match on NaijaBet  while Stoke has 15.26 odd to win the match also,while the odd to draw the match is 7.38.

How will this Match end?

Match Preview : West Ham vs Chelsea

West Ham have only lost one of their last six matches and will be looking to pull off another win at home to Chelsea like they managed in the EFL Cup earlier in the campaign.

Chelsea’s lead at the top of the table could be cut to seven points by the time they travel to West Ham on Monday night and they will be looking to restore their advantage in this London derby.

Team News

West Ham – Andy Carroll is still struggling with a groin injury that kept him out of their 1-1 draw with Watford last time around and Slaven Bilic will be desperate to have him available for the reception of Chelsea on Monday. Predict correct score of this match on NaijaBet.com

West Ham have already been served a blow by the absence of Michail Antonio, who is suspended after being sent off against Watford. Andre Ayew is on standby to lead the line if Carroll is not fit enough to start.

Match Preview : Sunderland vs Manchester City

sunderland vs Man City

A 2-0 loss at Everton means Sunderland have won just one of their last six league games and are currently three points off safety. The Black Cats have lost their last five league meetings with Manchester City, conceding 14 goals in the process.

A 5-1 win over Huddersfield in midweek means City are now unbeaten in their last eight competitive fixtures, winning six. Having won nine of their 13 away league games this season, Pep Guardiola’s side come into this fixture as favourites.

And one would expect them to live up to that tag at the Stadium of Light, with a City win on the cards.

Team News

Sunderland – Papy Djilobodji is available following suspension and should slot back into the starting XI alongside John O’Shea and Lamine Kone should David Moyes revert to a three-man defence.

Paddy McNair, Lee Cattermole, Duncan Watmore and Victor Anichebe are all sidelined through injury, while Moyes is sweating over the fitness of no fewer than seven players.

Jordan Pickford and Vito Mannone are both doubts, though the former should be fine to feature.

Match Preview : Tottenham vs Everton

Tottenham bounced back from their Europa League exit to Gent with a resounding 4-0 win over Stoke and will look to carry that momentum into the welcome of Everton on Sunday. Spurs are unbeaten in their last six home league meetings with the Toffees, though have drawn three of those.

Everton have the best form in 2017 having taken maximum points in five of seven games, drawing the other two, this calendar year. They have, though, drawn two of their three away games in 2017, dropping points at Stoke and Middlesbrough in recent weeks.

With Spurs and Everton sharing the spoils on three of the last six occasions at White Hart Lane, a draw could be on the cards in what promises to be one of the more entertaining games of the weekend. NaijaBet.com

Team News

Tottenham – Mauricio Pochettino is sweating on the fitness of duo Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen after both came off against Stoke at the weekend.

The Spurs boss, though, will definitely be without Danny Rose and Erik Lamela.

Barring the fitness of the Belgian defensive duo, Pochettino could name the same XI that secured a 4-0 win overStoke last Sunday.

Match Preview : Eibar vs Real Madrid

Eibar have scored at least two goals in all but one of their last five La Liga matches, with only Sevilla able to keep the Basque club at bay.

At home, they’ve managed to score seven goals across their last two matches and conceded none in the process as Jose Mendilibar’s men push for a surprise European finish.

Real Madrid’s last two away games have been tight affairs, with Los Blancos losing 2-1 to Valencia and then scraping a three-goal comeback against Villarreal.

Team News

Eibar – Florian Lejeune is absent due to suspension for the home side after picking up two bookings against Real Sociedad last time out. Naija and Bet

Anaitz Arbilla could be pushed over to left-back, with Ander Capa available at right-back once again following a ban.

Match Preview : Roma vs Napoli

Roma won away to Inter last time out and therefore increased their gap over Napoli to 5 points, but they failed to keep up their good run of results after losing in the derby against Lazio in the Coppa Italia in midweek.

Napoli have suffered defeats in crucial games in three different competit- ions of late after losing to Real Madrid, Atalanta and Juventus. They now face the reality of being dumped out of the Champions League and Coppa Italia leaving them to focus on finishing in second in the league. NaijaBet

As a result of Napoli’s recent results all the pressure will be on the away side here. Roma are five points ahead of Napoli at the moment and would take a draw, although Luciano Spalletti’s side won’t set up for one.

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Roma – Luciano Spalletti is not expected to change what seems to be his favourite XI despite the loss in the Coppa Italia against Lazio.

Match Preview : Liverpool vs Arsenal

Liverpool need a response after losing to Leicester on Monday. Defeat here could see them drop down to sixth if Manchester United beat Bournemouth earlier in the day and that would be a disaster for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Arsenal have not played in two weeks and will be well rested here, although that could also go against them here. Arsene Wenger needs a win here to relieve some of the pressure from the Arsenal fans.

The last two matches between the sides at Anfield have ended in a draw and another stalemate could be on the cards here, although that result would only suit United. NaijaBet

Team News

Liverpool – Jordan Henderson is unlikely to recover from a foot injury in time to face Arsenal on Saturday, but Dejan Lovren has been cleared of a knee injury and could return to first-team action this weekend.

Marko Grujic has returned to training but isn’t expected back soon having not featured since November.