Arsenal vs Newcastle comes before the 26th Premier League round matchup. This game will be played on Sunday, February 16, at the Emirates Stadium in London, England. In this match preview, we bring you betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two sides.
Arsenal vs Newcastle Betting Tips
Ahead of the 26th round, both Arsenal and Newcastle have 31 points. The Gunners are two spots higher, in 10th place, due to a better score difference. The last time these two met, Arsenal won by 1:0 in a match played in Newcastle. This time, their clash is taking place in London, where the Gunners have always been good.
And because they are going to be the favorites in this game, you can be certain that the Magpies are going to defend with all they got. This team likes playing defensive-minded football and look for their chances from the break. Arsenal, on the other hand, love keeping the possession, which makes them vulnerable to counter-attacks. That said, Arsenal’s job in this game is not going to be an easy one.
Another problem for the London side is that they haven’t been playing very well lately. In fact, this team drew each of their previous four Premier League matches. In the previous game Arsenal played, the score was 0:0, in a match in which they were desperately trying to break Burnley’s organized defense.
Burnley is a team famous for being strong at the back and so is Newcastle. Actually, the Geordies have allowed fewer goals than Burnley, which is a fact that must worry the Arsenal fans. What’s giving them some confidence is that Newcastle haven’t been too great on the road. This team has collected only 11 points in away matches so far.
Another problem for Magpies is that they have a large number of injured players. Arsenal are also struggling with player fitness, especially at the back. Still, their problems are nothing compared to the injury worries of Newcastle.
For all these reasons, Arsenal definitely looks like a favorite to win this game. However, even if they do win it, the Gunners are not going to have a field day on Sunday. They will have to work really hard in order to get the win.
Our Arsenal vs Newcastle Prediction: Arsenal
Arsenal vs Newcastle Correct Score Prediction: 1:0
Arsenal Form and Latest News
Their form hasn’t been great, that’s for sure. Still, they have been playing poorly this entire season, so the fact that they drew their previous four league matches does not mean they’re in a bad shape. A much bigger problem than their recent run is their injury list. They are going to be without three important defenders, namely Sead Kolasinac, Calum Chambers, and Kieran Tierney.
Newcastle Form and Latest News
Newcastle’s injury woes are even worse. This team will probably be without 8 players including their top goal-scorer Jonjo Shelvey. They also have absentees in the defense line, meaning that keeping a clean sheet against Arsenal is not going to be easy.
Arsenal vs Newcastle Predicted Lineups
Arsenal predicted lineup: Leno – Sokratis, Luiz, Bellerin, Saka – Xhaka, Guendouzi, Ozil – Martinelli, Aubameyang, Lacazette
Newcastle predicted lineup: Dubravka – Lascelles, Schar, Fernandez, Yedlin, Hayden – Almiron, Longstaff, Saint-Maximin – Atsu, Joelinton
Other Arsenal vs Newcastle betting tips:
Under 2.5 goals @2.20
HT X @2.40