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Andy Carroll

Just eight matches remain in the 2016/17 season, and for West Ham United, finishing in the top half of the Premier League table is still very much an achievable goal.

The Hammers face three of the top flight’s current bottom six in their end of season run-in, but attentions will first be on Wednesday night and the huge fixture against Arsenal.

Clashes against the Gunners always tend to be entertaining, and while neither side arrives into this fixture in particularly strong form, West Ham fans can certainly point to last season’s stunning opening day victory at the Emirates as encouragement of another upset.

The Hammers are 7/1 to win on Wednesday, with Arsenal 2/5 to secure all three points. A draw is currently priced at 17/4.

Midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate scored the opener that day, as the Irons won 2-0. The Senegalese star has a knack for scoring against Arsenal, having found the net twice in his last four appearances against them, and is 15/2 to do so again.

For those expecting lightning to strike twice, you can get West Ham to win 2-0, once again, at 33/1.

Another man who likes scoring against Arsenal is Andy Carroll. In his previous two appearances against the Gunners, Carroll has bagged four goals, including a memorable hat-trick last season.

The striker is 9/1 to open the scoring and 5/2 to score at any time. Fancy Carroll to be the last scorer of the match? He’s currently priced at 9/1 to be.

Over the last five meetings, West Ham and Arsenal have mustered an eye-popping 20 goals between them – so don’t be surprised to see goals on the menu again on Wednesday.

It’s currently 8/13 for both teams to score, with West Ham 9/1 to win and both sides to find the net.

Those looking at Betway’s Total Goals markets could be enticed by over 3.5 goals at 21/20, while those expecting more may want to look at over 4.5 goals at 12/5 – a £10 bet on this price would return £34.

The first goal could prove to be hugely important in this one. The Hammers have broken the deadlock in two of their last three matches and are 9/4 to do so once again.

However, it’s the second half that continues to be the most fruitful for West Ham in front of goal, with almost 64% of their league goals having come after the break. They’re 21/10 to score their first goal in the second half today, while you can get them at 17/4 to score in both halves.

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