​West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal preview

Arsenal will be looking to start a new winning run in the Premier League when they take on West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns next Saturday afternoon. For this match preview we teamed up with Dennis Scott, big fan of Arsenal and expert tipster over at https://footballpredictions.com, according to Dennis, coach Arsene Wenger feels pressure ahead of the trip to West Midlands and this has to go down as a must-win game for the hosts.

Baggies struggle against top-table sides

West Bromwich Albion finished the last Premier League campaign in 14th place in the standings and they have been producing much better performances this term. Experienced tactician Tony Pulis is doing a great job with the Hawthorns outfit and they are definitely capable of upsetting Arsenal in Saturday’s league clash. The Baggies are tough to beat at home and it has to be noted that they recorded four wins in previous five home fixtures in the English top flight. However, the fact that they struggle in matches against top-table sides is not giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Arsenal. WBA were beaten by both Manchester United and Manchester City at their Hawthorns earlier this season and it is no surprise they are regarded as underdogs in Saturday’s game against Arsenal. Salomon Rondon has been having his ups and downs this season, but the Venezuela attacker is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts against Arsene Wenger’s troops.

Wenger out”

Arsenal were crushed by Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16 and it is no surprise the fans were chanting for coach Arsene Wenger to leave the club. The French tactician is no longer the right man for the job and many football predictions suggest that Juventus boss Max Allegri will take over the reins at Arsenal this summer. Anyhow, the Gunners will be fully focused on domestic competitions in the remainder of the season and it remains to be seen if they are capable of booking their place in the Champions League. The capital club face a difficult task in Saturday’s match against WBA and the visitors will have to be at their sharpest if they are to pick up all three points from the game. Alexis Sanchez is undisputedly the team’s key player, but reports in England suggest that “El Nino Maravilloso” will leave the club at the end of the season. The Gunners suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool in previous two away games in the league and, no doubt, they are desperate to give fans some cheer.

Prediction

Over the years West Bromwich Albion have turned the Hawthorns into a real fortress, but seeing that they were beaten by relegation strugglers Crystal Palace in their last home game, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on Tony Pulis’ troops. The Gunners are eager to finish the season in top four and seeing that they have already suffered elimination in the Champions League knockout stages, there is every chance coach Arsene Wenger will field the best possible side against WBA. Taking everything into account, away win appears on the cards.

About the Author
Dennis Scott provides tips and predictions for the Premier League section of FootballPredictions.com. He is a true Gooner and Fifa fanatic.

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