Arsenal v West Brom Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
September 21, 2017
Emirates Stadium - Premier League
Arsenal welcome West Brom to the Emirates Stadium on Monday night, as the Gunners look to continue their recent resurgence. Arsene Wenger’s side could be nine points from the top of the table by the time they kick off though, so the pressure’s on to get the three points.
Arsenal have won the last six meetings between the teams at the Emirates, only conceding one goal in the process. However, West Brom have won their last two home games against the Gunners, including a 3-1 victory the last time the teams met in March.
After injuring his groin against Chelsea, Danny Welbeck’s expected to be out for the next three weeks. Wenger has put the same timeframe on defender Calum Chambers’ return, although there’s better news on Mesut Ozil who could return to the side. After completing 90 minutes against Doncaster on Wednesday, Alexis Sanchez is getting closer to full fitness too.
Tony Pulis has three players who are slight doubts for the trip to London. Chris Brunt went off against West Ham at the weekend with a calf strain, while Oliver Burke has a tight hamstring. Nacer Chadli is nearing a return after a thigh strain.
Arsenal v West Brom Preview and Predictions
Since their drubbing at the hands of Liverpool, Arsenal have won three games and picked up a draw at Stamford Bridge last weekend. West Brom meanwhile have just two points from their last three Premier League games after winning their opening two.
Although the Gunners only managed to put a single goal past Doncaster, the Carabao Cup game was entertaining enough but also provided Jack Wilshere with the opportunity to play a very encouraging 90 minutes. There are slow signs of optimism returning to the Emirates, but these days Arsenal are only ever one game away from a fresh crisis. With such a great record against West Brom though, they’re strong favourites for this one at 4/11.
The Baggies were somewhat unfortunate to get knocked out of the League Cup by Manchester City, after Hal Robson-Kanu’s late effort struck the post. Pulis won’t mind losing the extra distraction too much though, as he tries to recapture that great early season form. He’ll need a massive upset to do this at the Emirates though, with an away win priced at 19/2 in the betting. If you think the visitors can steal a point, the draw’s available at 19/4.
Arsenal to win to nil at 13/10
Considering recent meetings at the Emirates, this is a decent way to improve your odds on a home win. Plus, West Brom have only scored four goals in their five Premier League games so far this season.
West Brom to win 1-0 at 28/1
At this price it could be worth the odd pound on the Baggies sneaking a narrow win.