Newcastle vs Arsenal – Betting Tips and Match Preview
Newcastle vs Arsenal – Sat 15th Sep, 15:00, St James’ Park, Ref: Lee Probert
Will Newcastle be involved in another 2-1 defeat? So far this season, they have lost 2-1 against Man City, Chelsea, and Spurs while drawing with Cardiff 0-0. They have managed to score against some of the best teams in the league and only conceded two goals each time.
Newcastle have looked and played pretty well considering the big teams they have faced. Which is good news for Newcastle fans, as they welcome an Arsenal team that is defensively questionable under Emery. They are leaking goals at the moment, and Petr Cech in goal, playing out from the back is not a pretty sight for Gunners fans.
The Arsenal midfield seems to be in question too, but I have been really impressed with young Matteo Guendouzi. If he partners him with a better player than Xhaka, they could be on to something. Lucas Torreira was brought off as a precaution on national duty for Uruguay, which could mean he may feature in this match.
Matt Ritchie and Jonjo Shelvey are slight doubts for this game, which could be a big loss for Newcastle if they do not play. Even at full fitness, tt is hard to see either of these teams keeping a clean sheet with the way they have been playing.
The Magpies have shown they have what it takes to get a goal, and Arsenal still hasn’t shown their ability to keep a clean sheet. Newcastle won this fixture last season with a 2-1 victory, which ended a 10-match losing run against Arsenal in the PL. But, they haven’t won consecutive league matches against the Gunners since 1996.
Rafa Benitez had a poor record against Arsenal, with six losses, but in recent years he has won two of his last three and lost one. Our first pick is both teams to score at 7/10 with Betfair. Both teams have scored in four of Newcastle’s five matches this season, including a cup game. Arsenal have seen both teams score in all their matches apart from the 2-0 home loss to Man City.
But, we do not think it will end 1-1. Over 2.5 goals could have better value at 4/5 with Betfair, as we believe a team is going to nick this one, with plenty of chances for both. It will all come down to who is more clinical on the day. For this reason, our final tip is BTTS match result Arsenal at 5/2 with Paddy Power.
Arsenal’s strikers are starting to hit good form, and both Lacazzete and Aubameyang have the potential to score a lot of goals this season. In fact, Aubameyang was backed as a potential golden boot winner by a lot of punters, which shortened his odds to the third favourite at one point.
If you fancy the chances of another 2-1 scoreline, Arsenal are best priced to win 2-1 at 33/4 with 10Bet.