West Ham vs Arsenal
England Premier League Soccer/Football Predictions, Tips and Results For Games Played on Sunday 21, March 2021
The top four remains a realistic dream for West Ham United who have accumulated a remarkable 21 points more than what they had at this stage of last season. They’ve lost only two of their previous seven Premier League (PL) matches too, although those defeats did come across their previous three games. They scored 2+ goals in each of the four wins during that seven-game sequence though, and have now netted at least twice in 71.43% of their PL victories.
The London Stadium has been a tough venue for opponents this season, and only league leaders Manchester City have a better home record than the ‘Hammers’ (W8, D3, L3). They’ve opened the scoring in 71.43% of these encounters and have also led at HT in five of their previous six here.
Arsenal’s only defeat across their last six competitive matches came on Thursday night in the Europa League, yet it didn’t matter as they still won the tie overall (W4, D1, L1). However, the solitary goal conceded in that match made it 11 competitive fixtures without a clean sheet – their longest run without one since December 2019. Notably, three of their previous four goals against have arrived in the 15 minutes either side of HT.
The ‘Gunners’ do boast a good record away at their London hosts, winning nine of their previous 13 visits (W9, D3, L1). They scored 2+ goals in eight of those victories, although, they’ve netted more than once in just one of their seven PL away clashes vs sides above them this season (W2, L5).
Players to watch: West Ham’s Michail Antonio has scored five of his seven PL goals this season against current top-ten sides. Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette boasts ten league goals this term, including the opener in the reverse fixture.
Hot stat: Arsenal have averaged a red card every 5.6 PL games this season, and their last arrived six league matches ago.
Prediction: West Ham  vs  Arsenal