WBA and Arsenal will meet in the 17th round of the Premier League. The guests have two victories in a row, they are finally showing strength, and Arteta is satisfied and expects the winning streak to continue.
January 2nd, 2020 – 21:00
WBA vs Arsenal Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for WBA vs Arsenal Predictions
After drawing 1-1 away at defending champions Liverpool, West Brom were thrashed at home against Leeds 48 hours later with a 5-0 humbling. Allardyce didn’t need telling that he was walking into a big challenge before agreeing to succeed Slaven Bilic, sacked after their 1-1 draw with Manchester City in mid-December. After losing 3-0 to local rivals Aston Villa, they drew at Anfield, and many heralded Big Sam‘s appointment as a timely one. Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds pumped the breaks emphatically on Tuesday. Five different players got on the scoresheet as they cruised past the Baggies, reinforcing the belief that Allardyce’s rescue job is more difficult than even he would’ve imagined. They’re five points from safety, winless in six and their only win to date was against bottom side Sheffield United in late November. They face Wolves, West Ham, Manchester City, and Fulham before the first month of 2021 is over, so it doesn’t get easier. Grady Diangana shows talent, he has excellent ball control, can play in multiple positions, and every team needs such a player. Conor Gallagher is slowly returning to a recognizable form, and he is the factor that can raise the team to a higher level with his goals. The bench players are expected to show as much as possible and impose themselves on the coach for the starting lineup.
After edging past Brighton with their clean sheet intact on Tuesday evening, Arsenal faces an out-of-sorts West Brom under new management in Sam Allardyce this weekend. It’s a promising start to 2021 for Mikel Arteta’s men, having beaten Chelsea on Boxing Day and targeting another away result here to pull them further away from mid-table. A youthful look at Arteta’s attack saw Gabriel Martinelli, Emile Smith-Rowe, and Bukayo Saka cause havoc against Chelsea before again starting on the South Coast 48 hours later. You’d expect at least one – Martinelli presumably – is rested, while matchwinner Alexandre Lacazette could start, shifting captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out onto the wing. Nicolas Pepe showed why he was brought in, he has good dribbling, speed is his advantage, he is the starter in every game, and last season he scored several important goals. Ainsley Maitland-Niles shows her talent and should be one of the leading players in the future.
Arsenal is the favorite in this match, they have two wins in a row, and three easy points are expected.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. This clash should be a real treat for all football fans.