West Brom vs Arsenal 12/31/2017 Premier League Preview Odds and Prediction
West Brom (19th) Arsenal (6th)
Sunday 31st December 2017 11:00/ET
West Brom 17/4 Draw 3/1 Arsenal 7/10 See the Latest Odds
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West Bromwich Albion will host Arsenal at the Hawthorns on Sunday, can alan Pardew's side upset the in form Gunners?
Arsenal sit in sixth in the league table, Arsenal are 3-2-0 in their last five overall. Arsene Wenger's side were good but not great on Thursday night against crystal palace. Alexis Sanchez, Mezut Ozil and Jack Wilshire ran the show against Crystal Palace. Wilshire in particular was terrific with an exceptional ball over the top for Sanchez for the third arsenal goal. If Wilshire can continue this form he wll be sitting on the plane to the World Cup for England, something that looked very long odds this time last year. Arsenal need to continue to win games as they are chasing the Champions League spots and Wenger's men will need more goals from Lacazette up top, especially with Giroud out injured.
West Brom are yet to experience the new manager bounce. Alan Pardew has had little success with getting the baggies to up their performances. Since Pardew took over the Baggies at the end of November West Brom have three draws and three losses. Defensively the Baggies are playing ok and they have conceded the least of everyone but Brighton in the bottom half of the table but it wont be enough if they cant score the other end. Robson Kanu, rondon and Rodriguez have just seven goals between them this season.
There isnt much value on Arsenal here at 7/10 and West Brom have gotten the majority of their points at home with six draws and a win. I think looking at the handicap the Baggies are probably worth a play here +1.5.