West Ham United vs Arsenal EPL Picks & Predictions 3/7/2020
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Alexandre Lacazette and Arsenal (8-13-6, 10th in EPL) play West Ham United (7-6-15, 16th in EPL) at Emirates Stadium on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The expected starting goalkeepers are Lukasz Fabianski for West Ham United and Bernd Leno for Arsenal. Arsenal are at at -189 while West Ham United are at +541. The over/under is set at 3.
West Ham United comes into this game with a mark of 7 wins, 6 draws, and 15 losses which puts them at 16th in EPL. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 35 goals which has them at 11th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -14, which puts them at 14th in the EPL. Regarding shots on target, they have earned a total of 119 which has them at 9th in the EPL. As a group, West Ham United has a total of 291 fouls which has them averaging 10.4 fouls per game. They have earned a total of 27 points for 2019 and they have an average attendance of 59,925.
Aaron Cresswell is one of the standout players to watch for the Hammers. The defender from England has appeared in 381 contests in his professional soccer career and has totaled 33,016 minutes. During that period of time, the 29-year-old has a total of 19 goals and has had an assist on 41 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 86.7 mins per game. Cresswell has been a starter in 369 contests and has racked up 177 fouls in the process. When discussing shots on target, Cresswell has earned 99 which has him sitting in 106th among active players and 4th among defenders. Sébastien Haller is another guy to keep an eye on for the team from West Ham United. The 25-year-old from France has tallied 78 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which has him ranking 31st out of active players in the league. He has played 16,251 mins in the time he's played professional soccer which has him ranking 32nd among active forwards and is averaging 74.5 minutes per appearance which has him ranking 144th in the league. In the time he has played pro soccer, he has 189 shots on target which has him ranking 29th among active forwards.
Looking after the goal for the Hammers is Lukasz Fabianski from Poland. He has been on the field a total of 25,308 mins defending the net over the course of his career. Fabianski has allowed 1.33 goals per 90 minutes over the course of his career which has him sitting 22nd out of all active goalies. Over the course of his career, he's surrendered 374 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .708 which has him sitting 19th out of all active goalies.
Arsenal is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the campaign they have 8 victories, 13 draws, and 6 defeats. In the matter of goal differential, they are ranked 9th in the league with +3. They have a total of 39 goals for the year. Arsenal has a save percentage as a team of .723 which is good for 6th in the league, which tells us chances to score may be limited. They are averaging a crowd of 60,275 ranking them 2nd in the league.
One of the players to watch for the Gunners is Alexandre Lacazette. The 28 year-old has put 133 balls past the goalie in the time he's played soccer. He is placed at 21st among active forwards in assists with 36 and has produced 307 shots on target. He has played 20,940 mins and holds an average of 72.5 minutes per game. Another dangerous player on this team is Lucas Torreira. The midfielder from Uruguay has a total of 10 goals in the time he's played soccer which has him ranking 90th among active midfielders. He also has committed 154 fouls.
In net for the Gunners is Bernd Leno who has had an ok career by giving up 1.24 goals per 90 mins and that ranks him 18th in the EPL. In the 31,365 minutes he has been on the field over the course of his career, he's surrendered 432 goals. He has a career save % of .695 which has him ranked 24th out of active goalies in the EPL.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take West Ham United (+541)
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