The match West Ham – Arsenal on January 12, 2019 will bring two London teams to the field of the Olympic Stadium. The starting whistle will sound at 15:30 Moscow time.West Ham Londoners, after a four-match winning streak, lost momentum and began to play very unstable. The Hammers gave away points to Watford and Burnley, with the only win coming against Southampton. The home game against Brighton was also difficult for the hosts. In the first half, West Ham players were closer to scoring a goal, Marko Arnautovic stood out in particular, the Austrian was close to scoring a goal, but the guest goalkeeper rescued his team every time. After the break, the situation on the field changed, the Brighton players went ahead. Dale Stevens managed to open the scoring in the match, the midfielder played well after the rebound and shot with one touch, scoring the first goal in the 56th minute. The score on the scoreboard of London’s Olympic Stadium changed two minutes later, Pascal Gross crossed from a corner, and Shane Duffy closed the cross at the far post and doubled the visitors’ advantage. The second ball forced the hosts to move towards the opponent’s goal, and Marko Arnautovic became the hero of the “Hammerers”, the Austrian striker dragged three defenders and won back the first ball in the 66th minute. Arnautovic was not going to stop at one goal scored, two minutes later he just hit the crossbar and brought the stadium into a state of euphoria. The second goal of Arnautovic obviously started the team and the home team did not settle for a draw. Michael Antonio and Declan Rice could have snatched the victory for the Hammers, but both players’ shots went over the goal. The result – 2:2, a draw, thanks to which the Londoners remain in the top ten. In order to stay among the best and further, the hosts need to take points in the match West Ham – Arsenal. Arsenal The Gunners managed to break their losing streak and come within three points of Chelsea. In the previous round, Arsenal hosted Fulham and managed to demonstrate their class. The hosts quickly seized control of the game, thanks to which they opened the scoring in the 25th minute, Alex Iwobi gave an accurate pass to Granita Xhaka, and the Swiss calmly outplayed the goalkeeper. Ten minutes later, Xhaka could do a double, but this time the goalkeeper of the guests was stronger. The home team could double their advantage more than once, Alexandre Lacasette tried especially hard, the Frenchman tried to score a goal, but every time the goalkeeper got in his way. His attacker managed to achieve after the break, the Frenchman was in an excellent position, he had only to get into the empty top corner – 2:0 in the 55th minute. Despite such an advantage, the Londoners could well have missed the victory, in the 68th minute Abubakar Kamara returned the intrigue, the striker rolled the ball into an empty net and reduced the gap in the score. Nevertheless, Fulham did not have enough for more, Aaron Ramsey made the score 3:1, the Welshman played well on the rebound and returned the two-goal advantage to his team in the 79th minute of the game. The final score was set by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Gabonian rolled the ball under impact, and the player hit hard and with the help of a rebound threw the opponent’s goalkeeper – 4:1 in the 83rd minute. The Gunners won a landslide victory, and in case of a successful result in the West Ham-Arsenal match, they can return to the Champions League zone. Odds for the match West Ham – Arsenal January 12, 2019 Bookmakers from Pari-Match give a slight advantage to Unai Emery’s team. Odds for the match West Ham – Arsenal: West Ham win – 3.25; Draw – 4.00; Arsenal win – 2.08. West Ham v Arsenal match prediction It is very difficult to face Arsenal right now, especially given the unstable form of the Hammers. Forecast for the match West Ham – Arsenal: Arsenal will not lose and the total is over 2.5, the odds are 2.23.