Arsenal vs West Brom Prediction, Preview, Team News and Betting Tips
Arsenal vs West Brom Premier League
Arsenal’s Europa League exit leaves finishing in the top seven as their only route into Europe and failure to beat West Brom could all-but end that hope before they next play. The ‘Gunners’ biggest margin of victory in the Premier League (PL) this season came in their 4-0 win at the Hawthorns, but inconsistency has been the theme, with their win at Newcastle last league outing meaning each of their previous 11 PL games saw a different match result to the fixture prior.
Since that 4-0 success, Mikel Arteta’s side have picked up just three PL home wins (W3, D3, L3), and have actually claimed more points on their travels this season (22 vs 27). Across the campaign, Arsenal have conceded in 14 of their 17 PL games at the Emirates, managing a single win ‘to nil’. Furthermore, only four PL sides have a poorer ‘home favourites’ win percentage than Arsenal’s 38.46% this season (W5, D3, L5).
Failure to win could relegate West Brom if other results go against them. Nonetheless, manager Sam Allardyce has overseen a marked improvement in results since his arrival (55% W/D vs 36.14% W/D prior), but it appears too little too late. A league-high 65 goals conceded this PL campaign highlights their biggest failing, although netting over 1.5 team goals in just seven PL games also hasn’t helped.
Subsequently, West Brom have conceded in 94.18% of PL away games, letting in two or more in 64.71%. The ‘Baggies’ have also been behind at HT on a league-high ten occasions on the road, with the opposition scoring before the break in 13 of their 17 trips, another league-high.
Players to score: Arsenal top goal scorer Alexandre Lacazette has scored 13 PL goals, but just three have come at the Emirates. Similarly, West Brom’s Matheus Pereira has scored seven of his nine PL goals on the road.
Hot stat: Arsenal have not recorded consecutive wins in 14 PL games.
Prediction: Arsenal  vs  West Brom