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Saturday, September 29, 2007

West ham Vs Arsenal : Predictions and Betting Suggestions

By Aries, Arsenal Analysis odds analyzer

My betting suggestions are based on the overall prediction for the outcome of the game.

I find myself agreeing with the analysis presented by 1970’s Gooner in his preview : Hleb is passed fit but who will replace Rosicky?

Although West Ham’s strengths are in the pace of Bellamy and Etherington (if they play) Clichy’s, Toure’s and Sagna’s pace will be enough to counter this threat.

Ashton’s aerial and physical threat is also a danger but again Arsenal’s central defenders for the day, Toure and Senderos, are equally tall and strong in the air.

I therefore believe that West Ham will find it difficult to score.

The return to the Arsenal team of hot shots Adebayor, who is on fire lately bagging a hat trick against Derby in his last outing and Robin van Persie, means that Arsenal will score more than one goal. The question is how many.

An away win for Arsenal with a two nil score line is achievable considering that West Ham are no push over. I expect Arsenal to score a second as West ham are likely to abandon caution if they find themselves one nil down.

On the other hand Arsenal are not likely to push for a third in case they give West Ham a chance to get back into the game. They also have an away encounter midweek in Romania to consider.

Best Odds:

Arsenal to win 5/6 Betdirect, Paddy Power, Sky Bet
to win 2-0 10/1 Betdaq

Half Time Full Time

West Ham’s efforts are likely to be expended in keeping a clean sheet for the first half and they might achieve it. But with the football that Arsenal are playing anything can happen.

This is a difficult outcome to predict and I will not try to do so. However if you would like to bet a draw at half time and away win at full time the best odds are 57/17 with

First scorer

You have to go with Adebayor who is in top goal scoring form at the moment. Back him to score the first goal.

Best odds: 11/2 Betdirect, Bet 365, Better

Last scorer

I would go for Bendtner as Eduardo is injured and will not feature. Nicklas was very good in midweek scoring a spectacular header. I expect him to come on late in the game when there will be tired legs and a more open contest. This will give him the chance to get on the score sheet.

Best Odds: 8/1 Blue Square, Coral

Arsenal to win a penalty

Arsenal have been awarded more penalties in the Premier League this season than any other club (four).

Now that Hleb is likely to play I can see (as 1970’s Gooner does) his intricate play and dribbling ability winning a penalty. Have a bet on Arsenal to win and convert a penalty.

Best Odds: 5/1 with ToteSport

The prices quoted are the best prices available at time of writing this article.

You should check team line ups before placing bets especially those involving individual players.

You should only bet if you have money to lose.

Good Luck!

Hleb is passed fit but who will replace Rosicky?