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Arsenal vs West Ham - 8/25/18 English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Unai Emery and his Arsenal team will look to get their first win of the season as the Gunners host West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London. This is one of the oldest London derbies with both teams having big fan bases. This should mean that this fixture will be one which is filled with great passion and excitement.

Arsenal had a very poor outing at Chelsea as the Gunners failed to take their best chances and that resulted in the team losing. The defense seems like it is still an issue for Arsenal and that is something that needs to be improved. The new managed brought great hope for the fans but things haven’t seemed to have changed which means the issue at the club is much greater than most expected. This is a game that Arsenal must win and it is a game that they should win. They are the better team and are playing at home.

West Ham, similar to Arsenal, also have big problems. The team spent big during the summer but the players are not living up to the standards required in the Premier League. The Hammers lost at home to Bournemouth last weekend and are looking like they are in deep trouble. The manager and the fans will hope that the team can improve and put out a much better performance against Arsenal. Playing away from home at Arsenal has never been easy for West Ham and that aspect of this fixture will continue.

As poor as Arsenal have been, I am still picking them to win. They are the better side and I think the talent of player will be enough to get the Gunners 3 points. Betting on Arsenal to win is paying poorly so I would avoid that bet. The best bet is the over 2.5 goals since neither side can defend well.



Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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