Arsenal vs Newcastle Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Arsenal vs Newcastle in Premier League.
Arsenal vs Newcastle Match Preview
The hangover from the defeat at the hands of Manchester United looks to be haunting Arsenal still, as they stumbled to two consecutive draws against sides with uninspiring defences. The Gunners will look to get into the winning mode when they host a Newcastle side desperate for a win themselves. This Arsenal vs Newcastle United fixture will be played at the Emirates on Saturday, December 16, so read the match preview, betting tips and predictions.
The midweek 0-0 draw at West Ham United highlighted Arsenal’s troubles as their struggles to break sides continue. Equally disappointing was their performance at Southampton last weekend where the 1-1 draw was a case of a point luckily won! It looks like Arsene Wenger’s men are still reeling under the aftermath of the thriller against Manchester United. However, that was their only home loss this season in eight Premier League games (W7). Not just that, they scored very heavily in those seven games scoring 20 (avg. of 2.86 per game) and conceding just four (avg. of 0.57 per game). In fact, Arsenal have collected five clean sheets at home (62%) and only the two Manchester clubs have picked more than their 21 at home.
Newcastle are certainly one of the most out-of-form sides in the Premier League. The Magpies have not won in their last eight encounters (D1, L7) and their last win in the league came against Crystal Palace in October. During this period, they have scored just six goals (avg. of 0.75 per game) while conceding 20 (avg. of 2.5 per game). Their midweek 1-0 loss to Everton was compounded by the red card received by Jonjo Shelvey which means he will be out of this Arsenal vs Newcastle United fixture. Their early season form is saving them from dropping into the relegation zone, but they are currently at 15th (10 pts, W3, D1, L5) and just two points ahead of the bottom three!
Arsenal vs Newcastle United H2H
This is a fixture that was very evenly contested in the past although Arsenal have a slight edge with the record reading W74, D38, L66 in their favour. However, the Gunners have won their last nine meetings with Newcastle and have not lost to them since 2010, scoring 22 and conceding just six.
Arsenal vs Newcastle United Team News
Arsenal are still without Aaron Ramsey and Shkodran Mustafi.
For Newcastle, Shelvey is suspended while Paul Dummett is doubtful.
Arsenal vs Newcastle United Probable Line-ups
Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Wilshere, Xhaka, Welbeck, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette.
Newcastle United: Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Manquillo, Merino, Hayden, Ritchie, Joselu, Atsu, Gayle.
Arsenal vs Newcastle United Predictions
Form and history – take your pick, Newcastle will come second best to Arsenal. The past nine meetings have seen Arsenal picking 22 goals (avg. of 2.45 per game) and winning all of them. There is nothing in this Newcastle side that inspires confidence that they can turn their poor form around. Back the hosts to win and score over 2.5 goals themselves.