EPL Soccer Picks: Sunday's Arsenal vs. West Bromwich Albion to Go 'Under' 2.5 Goals

Lee Phelps

Friday, May 22, 2015 5:02 PM GMT

Friday, May. 22, 2015 5:02 PM GMT

Can West Brom become the latest team to frustrate Arsenal at home? William Hill's Lee Phelps has been looking at the form and how the odds fit around it for his free betting pick.

The FA Cup final beckons for Arsenal once West Brom are out of the way and looking back at last season, when the Gunners won the trophy the preceding games saw them go on a winning streak and beat Norwich away to give them momentum going to Wembley.

 

Arsenal
When you take a long range look at the form soccer odds, Arsene Wenger’s men are on a run of four defeats in 25 matches in all competitions, but more recently they are without a win in three and have only scored one goal, failing to find the net at home to Chelsea, Swansea and Sunderland.

The last time they went three home games without scoring was January/February 2009. The last time they went four without a goal was January 1987!

There were even some boos at the end of the stalemate with Sunderland in midweek. I sense they need a good performance to take into the cup final.

Despite the mini drought of late, they are still the third highest home scorers and Tony Pulis will no doubt have noted their struggles to break teams down lately.

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West Brom
Pulis has done very well stabilising the Baggies, they were never in the drop zone when he took over, so we shouldn’t act like he’s saved them, but he has definitely improved them as the recent wins over Chelsea and Manchester United have proved.

It will be interesting to see what happens in the summer at the Hawthorns, with Saido Berahino, likely to move on. In fact he may be one to watch in this game as he tries to impress potential suitors.

 

Soccer pick
Arsenal have won six of their last seven meetings against the Baggies. They are also unbeaten on the final day of the campaign for nine years - the longest run in the division.

The omens look good for the Gunners, then, particularly when you factor in that West Brom have scored only two goals in their last five meetings with their weekend opponents.

I think Arsenal will win but I’m not taking them at the price given their recent troubles, so I’m go under 2.5 in this one for my soccer picks.

Free soccer pick: Under 2.5 goals 2.6 (13/10)

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