Author: Tony MacDonald
2016/17 Premier League
Published: 14:01 22/05/2015
Freebets.com takes a look at the statistics for both teams ahead of Sunday’s Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion Premier League meeting to help you make an informed decision when having a punt on the game.
With the pressure of relegation lifted, West Brom really came out of their shell on Monday night to stun Premier League champions Chelsea with a well-earned 3-0 victory. Any Baggies fans that read our previous stat pack article and opted to back West Brom to win to nil will be doubly delighted with the result and it’s off to the Emirates next, for the final Premier League game of the season against Arsenal.
Some fans will be keen to have a bet on the action to enhance their enjoyment of the occasion and here at Freebets.com we have rounded up some statistics to hopefully give you an edge when trying to beat the bookies.
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion - W/L/D Stats
Arsenal are regular Champions League qualifiers so were always going to outperform West Brom over the course of the season and it’s therefore no big surprise to see that the Gunners have won 10 more games than the Baggies. With just over double the amount of defeats compared to Sunday’s opponents, perhaps a draw is a more realistic result for Albion, who have not won in three visits to the Emirates since recording a 2-3 success there in 2010.
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion - Goal Stats
The contrasting tactical methods of Arsene Wenger and Tony Pulis could be behind the fact that attack-minded Arsenal have scored 67 goals and dogged defenders West Brom have notched just 37 times, while also keeping an additional 3 clean sheets compared to the North London club.
Arsenal have only failed to find the net on 5 occasions this season, but encouragingly for West Brom, three of those blanks have been over the last 5 games and were all at the Emirates. With West Brom keeping a clean sheet in 4 of the last 5 games, there is a case for backing Under 2.5 Goals at 11/8 here, alternatively the braver punters may be tempted by odds of 16/1 that West Brom can win to nil, both bets are best value with Betvictor.
Without taking their opponent into consideration, it appears to be 50-50 whether West Brom will score or concede the first goal, though Arsenal have taken the initiative in two-thirds of their games this season and this has been reflected in the odds for Team To Score first betting.
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion - Corners & Cards Stats
Arsenal are at the head of statistics when it comes to earning corners and with an average of just over 2 additional corners per game compared to West Brom, betting on which team will win the most corners on Sunday looks fairly straightforward.
There’s little to pick between the amount of bookings that each side have accumulated this season, though Arsenal to tend to draw more fouls from their opponents which is a factor behind West Brom being slight favourites to be the most booked team in this match.
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