West Brom vs Arsenal: Match Preview, Stats and Prediction

West Brom vs Arsenal
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 18th March 2017
Kick off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich.

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A desperate looking West Brom host redemption seeking Arsenal for match day 29 of the 2016/2017 English Premier League.

West Brom were humiliated on the road last weekend as Everton put three goals past them without reply. The Baggies have now lost 2 Premier League matches on the bounce and occupy 8th position in the standings with 40 points from their 28 games.

Arsenal’s league clash last weekend with Leicester City was postponed due to their involvement in FA Cup Quarter final. The Gunners went on with a full-strength squad to meet fifth division side Lincoln City and returned with a comfortable 5-0 win. Arsene Wenger’s side are 5th in the league table with 50 points.

West Brom vs Arsenal: Form Comparison

Arsenal are on the middle of a disastrous run which may put their ambitions of top four finish in danger. Wenger’s men lost in 3 of their last 4 league games and 5 of their last 8 in all competitions.

West Brom are coming on the back of two 2 consecutive league defeats without scoring. They were unbeaten in the previous four with 2 wins and 2 draws.

At home, the Baggies have a decent record this season after picking 8 wins and 2 draws from their 14 matches so far, losing 4 times.

West Brom vs Arsenal: Head to Head Statistics

The Gunners salvaged a narrow 1-0 win when the teams met at the Emirates Stadium for the Premier League fixture of this season on December. The win was only made possible by a late Olivier Giroud magical strike.

The recent head-to-head stats heavily favours Arsenal as they were victorious in 5 of the last 6 meetings.

Meanwhile, West Brom won their most recent home meeting against Arsenal last season by a 2-1 margin, putting an end to their win-less run of 12 matches across all venues and competitions.

West Brom vs Arsenal: Prediction

It is no secret that Arsenal are a team in tremendous pressure after their humiliating exit from the Champions League with a 10-2 aggregate loss against Bayern Munich. The fans have also turned against Wenger and management alike and the player morale is also on the lower side.

West Brom are also going through a mini slump at the moment. But, they are relatively free from any kind of pressure. They also possess a decent looking home record this season. And we believe they will be good enough to pile further misery of the sorry Gunners.

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