Arsenal vs West Ham | Saturday 19th September 2020, 20:00 | Sky Sports
It’s another 8pm start for West Ham on Saturday night and it looks likely to be another tough evening for David Moyes’s side.
While Arsenal enjoyed a comfortable start to the season, with a relatively routine 3-0 victory over Fulham, their London rivals looked laboured throughout their 2-0 loss to Newcastle.
I couldn’t believe the line up Moyes went with, as the Hammers looked completely devoid of both creativity and mobility in midfield and if that is the attacking intent they show at home to Newcastle, they are hardly going to go gung-ho when they travel to The Emirates.
An Arsenal victory and Under 3.5 Goals was a common bet for me when they hosted anyone outside the Big Six under Arsene Wenger but it is has become harder to judge Arsenal under Unai Emery and Mikel Arteta.
However, West Ham’s record under Moyes gives me cause for optimism. In his nine months in charge, The Hammers have travelled to Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United. They have scored in just two of those matches, lost four of the five, with two goals or fewer seen in four of them.
Arsenal won this encounter by a single goal when the two played last season and I wouldn’t be surprised by a similar scoreline here. Having three goals to play with is therefor very pleasing and I am happy to take the 7/5 with Betway on an Arsenal victory and Under 3.5 Goals.
Additional, Alexandre Lacazette at 4/1 with 888 in the First Goalscorer market also holds appeal. Unsurprisingly, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dominates this market, but it is Lacazette that will play centrally.
The Frenchman managed to score first against Fulham and I think the poacher can do so again here. He scored the only goal in the 1-0 victory back in March and hopefully history can repeat itself on Saturday night.