Newcastle vs Arsenal Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Newcastle vs Arsenal in Premier League.
Newcastle vs Arsenal Match Preview
The hosts have had a roller coaster season so far, since being promoted back to the Premier League this year. The fans had endured frustration on and off the field as rumours about Rafael Benitez’ stay at the club continue unabated. Having said that, it is completely to their credit that they start this Newcastle United vs Arsenal fixture tenth in the table after 32 games (38 pts, W10, D8, L14). They have a game in hand over Everton who stay above them, three points ahead. The Magpies are just two points away from achieving the magic 40-point mark that should guarantee safety. They currently are ten points above the relegation zone which looks more comfortable than what it was three weeks ago. With three consecutive wins and just one loss in eight league matches (W4, D3, L1), Newcastle look to be in good form for this game.
Arsenal’s season was equally up and down, if not worse than Newcastle. The Gunners have had a very poor 2018 that meant their chances of direct Champions League qualification are no longer there. Arsenal start this Newcastle United vs Arsenal fixture sixth in the table after 32 games (54 pts, W16, D6, L10). That is a whopping 13 points behind the fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who currently are in the last automatic Champions League qualification place. They have picked up form, though, as the Gunners have now gone seven matches unbeaten in all competitions, keeping their hopes of Europa League win intact. However, in the league, they are winless in five away games and have lost their last four. Newcastle could be sniffing an upset!
Newcastle vs Arsenal H2H
Arsenal have an excellent recent record against Newcastle, having won all their last ten encounters against them.
Newcastle vs Arsenal Team News
Newcastle have very few injury concerns with only Jesus Games a fitness doubt.
Arsenal will be without David Ospina, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and Santi Cazorla while Granit Xhaka and Ainsley Maitland-Niles will be assessed for fitness before the game, along with Jack Wilshere.
Newcastle vs Arsenal Probable Lineups
Newcastle: Durbavka (GK), Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie, Diame, Shelvey, Kenedy, Perez, Gayle.
Arsenal: Cech (GK), Bellerin, Mustafi, Chambers, Kolasinac, Elneny, Xhaka, Ozil, Iwobi, Welbeck, Aubameyang.
Newcastle United vs Arsenal betting tip
The Magpies have improved their form and deserve every bit of their current stay in the top-half. However, as Benitez pronounced earlier this week, they are not yet safe and need to be more clinical. Arsenal have a long journey to Russia to take care of and could press Wenger’s side on the defensive. We are backing the hosts to pick up points and don’t be surprised if they end up with a win.