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Arsenal vs West Brom betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Arsenal is left in the weeds after they were unceremoniously knocked out by Villarreal from the Europa League in their semi-final clash by former boss Unai Emery. The Gunners now have to try to arrest their season on the homefront and push for the best possible finish in the league when they take on relegation West Brom who, are faced with a confirmed return to the Championship should they not win at the Emirates on Sunday.
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Arsenal vs West Brom betting tips

This article covers Arsenal vs West Brom betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

o – Arsenal 4/9

o – Draw 7/2

o – West Brom 6/1

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

 

Arsenal vs West Brom: Match details

Match: Arsenal vs West Brom

Competition: Premier League

Date: May 9, 2021

Kick-off time: 7:00 pm, May 9, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Emirates Stadium

 

Betting prediction: Arsenal 2-0 West Brom

With their hopes of a successful European campaign in the Europa League dashed, Arsenal revert back to domestic affairs in a Premier League campaign looking to pick up the pieces against visiting West Brom who are 90-minutes away from relegation. The Baggies will undoubtedly fight tooth and nail to delay what certainly is the inevitable, and there could be points on offer for them if they kick Mikel Arteta’s Gunners while they are still down, but now with potential freedom from pressure, Arsenal could play with the handbrake off for the first time in months. Even with the expected rotation to the team, Arsenal should get the job done, consign West Brom to the Championship, and try to scrounge together a late surge for the European places.

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With just two wins away from home all season, it is difficult to back West Brom to change that reality despite the fact that their status as a Premier League club hangs in the balance. Arsenal can still bank on some semblance of motivation to fight for the outside chance of finishing amongst the European places if they get results in each of their last four fixtures of the campaign, so it would be reasonable to suggest a performance from them.

Winning Margin: Arsenal +2

The last time these two met in January Arsenal ran out comfortable 4-0 winners at the Hawthorns in what was one of the first performances during the Gunners’ uptick in form after such a poor start to the season. Fast-forward to the current situation, and Mikel Arteta’s men are struggling once again to finish – or even create – the chances that are commensurate of the talent level at the club. But with that said, Arsenal still have more than enough firepower to cause routine headaches for what is the Premier League’s worst defence. Another comfortable win should be on the cards.

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Arsenal vs West Brom – recent form and head to head statistics

Arsenal FC vs West Bromwich Albion form
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Arsenal FC vs Brighton & Hove Albion FC - 2:0
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Crystal Palace FC vs Arsenal FC - 1:3
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Chelsea FC vs Arsenal FC - 0:1
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Arsenal FC vs West Bromwich Albion - 3:1
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Arsenal FC vs Villarreal CF - 0:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Leeds United vs West Bromwich Albion - 3:1
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West Bromwich Albion vs West Ham United FC - 1:3
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West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool FC - 1:2
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Arsenal FC vs West Bromwich Albion - 3:1
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West Bromwich Albion vs Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - 1:1
Last 5 games for Arsenal FC
May 23, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 2 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion FC
May 19, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Crystal Palace FC 1 - 3 Arsenal FC
May 12, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Chelsea FC 0 - 1 Arsenal FC
May 9, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 3 - 1 West Bromwich Albion
May 6, 2021 UEFA Europa League 20/21 Arsenal FC 0 - 0 Villarreal CF
Last 5 games for West Bromwich Albion
May 23, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leeds United 3 - 1 West Bromwich Albion
May 19, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Bromwich Albion 1 - 3 West Ham United FC
May 16, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Bromwich Albion 1 - 2 Liverpool FC
May 9, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 3 - 1 West Bromwich Albion
May 3, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Bromwich Albion 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
Arsenal FC vs West Bromwich Albion Premier League 20/21 form
Arsenal FC West Bromwich Albion
38 Matches played 38
18 Matches won 5
442 Goal attempts 318
153 Shots on goal 109
159 Shots off goal 136
207 Corner kicks 145
54% Average ball possession 37%
130 Shots blocked 73
53 Cards given 55
473 Free kicks 487
61 Offsides 74
8 Shots on post 1
9 Shots on bar 5
46 Goals by foot 28
7 Goals by head 5
55 Goals scored 35
39 Goals conceded 76
Arsenal FC vs West Bromwich Albion statistics for most recent head to head matches
Arsenal FC West Bromwich Albion
30 Matches 30
14 Home Matches 16
16 Away Matches 14
65 Total Goals 29
2.17 Average Goals Scored 0.97
21 Wins 4
4 Losses 21
5 Draws 5
Last 5 games & match results between Arsenal FC and West Bromwich Albion
May 9, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 3 - 1 West Bromwich Albion
January 2, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Bromwich Albion 0 - 4 Arsenal FC
December 31, 2017 Premier League 17/18 West Bromwich Albion 1 - 1 Arsenal FC
September 25, 2017 Premier League 17/18 Arsenal FC 2 - 0 West Bromwich Albion
March 18, 2017 Premier League 16/17 West Bromwich Albion 3 - 1 Arsenal FC


 

Arsenal vs West Brom: Match preview

All hope is not lost for Arsenal, but rather, it is certainly dangling by a single sinew as the Gunners look down a barrel of four fixtures that can potentially salvage something, or consign them to one of their worst-ever finishes in the Premier League. When Mikel Arteta’s men were ousted from the Europa League over the two-legged semi-final clash with Unami Emery’s Villarreal, there was arguably never a worse feeling experienced by what is likely the majority of the entire fanbase; the notion that, unless things drastically change over the next few weeks, next season will be the first time in 25-years that Arsenal will not feature in a European competition.

But as Arteta has begun to speak in the aftermath of a failed European campaign with the inquest by the fanbase having already begun, the former Gunners midfielder spoke of the need to look to other examples of top clubs dropping out of Europe and how they used that failure to rebound successfully. Both Chelsea and Liverpool have gone through similar pathways in recent years, but both eventually found their way back to the top of the pyramid and provide solid guidelines that Arsenal can find inspiration from.

What remains vital, however, is the fine margins of success off the pitch that the club needs to target in order to position themselves for success on it. Some of the club’s transfer dealings over the last handful of seasons has been quite good indeed, but with the good has certainly come the questionable and that is where drastic improvement is needed. Liverpool and Chelsea are good examples here as well, but perhaps clubs like Leicester City – who are rumoured to are nearing a completed deal for LOSC Lille’s highly-rated midfielder Boubakary Soumare – offer even greater inspiration. The Foxes have built a current story of progression on the back of superb dealings in the market for the likes of James Maddison, Youri Tielemans, Wilfred Ndidi, Caglar Soyuncu, Wesley Fofana, Timothy Castagne, and Jonny Evans; all players that have been acquired within the last three seasons, and all of whom have been vital for Brendan Rodgers as the club have propelled themselves up the table and a chance to secure Champions League next season.

With so many questions that still need answering at the Emirates, a platform to build on during the summer is key. Nothing short of three points against West Brom will be deemed acceptable, and with a run-in to the final day of the season that – on paper – presents three must-win fixtures, that is the perfect place to start the engine up again.

Arsenal vs West Brom betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta dejected on the touchline during the Premier League match at Emirates Stadium, London. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/PA Images via Getty Images)

Destination – sort of – unknown for West Brom

Barring a miracle of near-biblical proportions, West Brom will be plying their trade back in the thick of the Championship next season. What remains far more uncertain is the future of current boss Sam Allardyce and whether or not the managerial veteran will be taking up his position on the touchline at the Hawthorns. When questioned about a possible timetable on the direction both he and the club are prepared to take, Big Sam remained tight-lipped and adamant that any public communications on the matter would not be undertaken at the current time.

One would assume that if the Baggies fail to secure anything at Arsenal on Sunday and thus officially consigned to relegation no matter the result of Burnley’s next fixture, that Allardyce may be out of a job on that basis alone. Considering how the club have performed under his command this term (four wins in 22-appearances), there are few that would reside in his camp under the premise that he would not only be good enough to guide the club to an immediate return to the Premier League, but be capable of keeping them up in the wake of promotion.

The scope well-and-truly exists to suggest that the only way forward for West Brom is to part ways with Allardyce, and appoint someone with fresh tactical ideas while showing a willingness to explore markets where more undervalue talent can be brought in for little fuss. Brentford’s direct link to Denmark via manager Thomas Frank and the club’s connection to FC Midtjylland is a good example of smart structure building can yield results. Though Brentford have not been promoted under Frank, they routinely play quality football, while recruiting quality players, and have a sustainable approach off the pitch that can translate to the Premier League once they do finally make the jump. It may be controversial, but perhaps the best thing for West Brom would be relegation after all.

Arsenal vs West Brom betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 22: Matheus Pereira of West Bromwich Albion runs with the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Barnsley at The Hawthorns on October 22, 2019 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)


 

Arsenal team news vs West Brom

Arsenal come into their Sunday home fixture against West Brom on the back of their failed Europa League expedition. Changes should be expected to the matchday XI selected by Mikel Arteta.

Both David Luiz and Granit Xhaka are expected to miss out on proceedings, so a return to normalcy at left-back is likely, while Gabriel should be given a chance again at centre-back.

There are no other fitness concerns for Arsenal, but as stated, there should be some rotation away from the team that drew against Villarreal on Thursday night.

West Brom team news vs Arsenal

Sam Allardyce will have few changes to the squad to deal with and is likely to avoid many – if any – unforced changes with the West Brom’s Premier League status on the line.

Ainsley Maitland Niles is unable to feature for the Baggies against his parent club, constituting a big loss for West Brom in the center of the park.

The other two questions come by way of Branislav Ivanovic and Robert Snodgrass, both of whom are expected to be unfit and unavailable for the trip south to the Emirates.


 

 

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs West Brom

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Predicted West Brom line-up vs Arsenal

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

Arsenal vs West Brom betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

What time is kick off between Arsenal vs West Brom?
18:00, Sunday 09 May 2021
What is the prediction for Arsenal vs West Brom?
Arsenal 2-0 West Brom
What are the Arsenal vs West Brom betting odds?
Arsenal 4/9, Draw 7/2, West Brom 6/1