Arsenal vs. West Ham time, TV, streaming, lineups, betting odds for London derby

A London derby is always an exciting affair, but you’d get some odd looks if you ranked Arsenal vs West Ham as a top-six clash before the season. But these two clubs seem to have what it takes to stay in that group, as West Ham (4th, 28 points) head down the road to face Arsenal (6th, 26 points) in the Emirates.

Arsenal will be without striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the second straight game after the club stripped the 32-year-old from the captaincy and suspended him for this match as a disciplinary measure. Instead, Alexandre Lacazette will assume captaincy duties with Granit Xhaka as vice-captain for the foreseeable future.

After an eight-game unbeaten streak, Arsenal have had mixed results of late with three wins and three losses in their last six. With two of those losses to teams like Liverpool and Manchester United, the Gunners will want to show they can compete with the league’s elite teams. A win against West Ham, who ranks fourth, would allow Arsenal to overtake their rivals for the coveted Champions League spot.

For West Ham, while a loss to a direct competitor would be a momentary setback in their quest for the Champions League, a win does just the opposite. The Hammers’ form falters after a goalless draw with Burnley last time out, but the victory could reverse their fortunes entirely, putting them four points ahead of fifth-ranked Manchester United.

How to watch Arsenal against West Ham

  • Date: Wednesday December 15
  • Hour: 3 pm ET
  • Television channel: NBCSN
  • Spanish television: Universe
  • Transmission: fuboTV (7-day free trial), NBCSports.com (authenticated users)

The game will be broadcast on NBCSN (English) and Universo (Spanish), with both channels. broadcast on fuboTV, which is available to new users at a 7-day free trial.

The game can also be streamed on NBCSports.com for authenticated cable, satellite or telecommunications subscribers.

Arsenal vs. West Ham squad news

Without Aubameyang for the second game in a row, the new captain is likely to be the man who starts up front. he’s been in good shape, ranking at No. 10.

he was absent in the 2-1 loss to Everton, but in enough shape for a bench spot last time out against Southampton. Therefore, manager Mikel Arteta will have to make a decision on the left wing if Smith Rowe is ready to start, as he has shown himself well in the absence of the young Englishman.

Arsenal’s projected starting formation (4-4-1-1): Ramsdale – Tierney, Gabriel, White, Tomiyasu – Smith Rowe, Xhaka, Partey, Saka – Odegaard – Lacazette

The news about the West Ham team is not so positive. While he is one of those potentially returning from his back problem after three games out, they all sit on the sidelines with various injuries.

The most important choice facing manager David Moyes is the player to deploy at No. 10. He had been a mainstay in that role for much of the season before starting the last two games, although Fornals replaced Lanzini off the bench in the last 10 minutes of both games. Lanzini scored a goal in a surprise win over Chelsea, but was largely ineffective against Burnley in the goalless draw.

Fabianski – Masuaku, Diop, Dawson, Coufal – Rice, Soucek – Benrahma, Fornals, Bowen – Antonio

Arsenal vs West Ham betting odds & predictions

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While Arsenal might be unsettled by their captain’s public embarrassment, West Ham enters the game with a point to prove. The Hammers have wins against Liverpool (3-2) and Chelsea (3-2), but have also lost points against inferior teams of late. Still, West Ham should have no trouble getting up for this game, as they have shown it against some of the other top teams around them in the standings: wins over Tottenham and Leicester City, and one-goal-adjusted losses to Manchester City. and Manchester United. .

Although Arsenal are the favorite at home, it is a tough match to match with the bookies still offering more odds on all three moneyline outcomes. Arsenal also have higher odds at the half goal margin, while West Ham have higher odds at the pick’em line. Goals are also expected in the match, and both teams will score the popular pick, despite West Ham being knocked out by Burnley last time out.

While a draw could provide good value, it could also back Arsenal’s Odegaard, who is getting back into shape for Arsenal. The Gunners’ creative force is surprisingly without a single assist this season, but they have scored a goal in each of the last three games as their hard work is finally paying off in front of the net. He’s looked like a quality player in most of the games this season, and there’s no reason he can’t be a major influence in this game, even on set pieces.

Draw +265, Odegaard 2+ shots on target +320

Draw 1-1

  • Money line: Arsenal +115 / Draw +265 / West Ham +225
  • Spread: Arsenal -0.5 (+115) / West Ham +0.5 (-135)
  • O / U 2.5 total goals: Over -120 / Under +100
  • Both teams will score: Yes -155 / No +120