In the first round of the Premier League 2015/2016 we could see a London derby. It deserves attention and it is the match between Arsenal and West Ham.
Early in the season, the first few matches are very important for any team. From the results that will be obtained depends on whether the teams will gain confidence and mood for a good season. Arsenal build a team that have the strength to fight for the first place. It seems that Arsene Wenger has finally realized the importance of buying new players who bring class in the team. Attracting Petr Cech is considered a stroke of a transfer market. Former goalkeeper of Chelsea has already shown that will have a major role in the team of Arsenal. With him in their composition the Gunners look much solid in defensive aspect. Strong midfield line on Arsenal has now become their trademark. They rely especially on Mesut Özil, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere. These young players already have a lot of experience behind and in addition the technique of Cazorla and the speed of Chamberlain, Walcott and Welbeck Arsenal certainly looks like a league winner team. bet365 provide Arsenal as sure favorite for this match.
West Ham United finished last season without problems of dropping. They finished on 12th place in the standing just because they made three consecutive losses at the end of the season. If were not these negative results they probably would line up at the top half of the standings. After everything that happened last season can be considered that 2014/2015 was a good campaign for the London team. Now they still have strength and stability in the midfield with their experienced midfielders Mark Noble and Kevin Nolan. Their attack is led by strong physical Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho. This will create a lot of pressure in front of Arsenal. Slaven Bilic has a difficult task to keep the ranking of the previous season, and even more.
All clubs at the highest level in the Premier League are able to lose points. This also applies if it is a London derby.
At Bet365 a victory for Arsenal is around 1.30. Win for West Ham is about 9.00. A draw 5.00. All bookies Bet-at-home, Bet365, Bwin, William Hill and Betfair give advantage for Arsenal.