If you want to put some money on this event, you definitely wanna check out our Newcastle vs Arsenal prediction and betting tips. Why? Because many things have changed over the summer, both in Newcastle and in Arsenal. Although the Gunners are the favorites here, who knows what might happen at St. James Park on Sunday afternoon?!
The Magpies finished the last season at the 13th place, which is not that bad considering that their squad wasn’t too strong. In fact, their strongest weapon that season was their manager Rafa Benitez. But, he’s off to China and his replacement is Steve Bruce, a British manager with not too shiny reputation in the footballing worlds. It’s needless to say that the fans were pretty disappointed with how the managerial change played out.
Another thing Newcastle fans are angry at the club is that they didn’t keep Samuel Rondon. The loanee who scored 11 goals for Newcastle last season went back to his parent club West Brom only to get transferred to Dalian Yifang in China. They also sold Ayoze Perez, Joselu, and a few others.
However, the Magpies have also shopped around during the transfer window. They signed several very promising players, including Joelinton and Saint-Maximin. With these signings, this squad looks capable of staying up. But, can they do more this season than just finishing above the relegation zone?
It’s too early to say, but maybe the opening round will give us more insight. They’re playing the Gunners at home, hoping that the support from the stands can push their players into making a sensation at the very beginning of the season. Our Newcastle vs Arsenal prediction, however, is that such a scenario won’t play out.
The gunners have spent pretty big money on signings this summer. They brought in some superb players, who seem excellent in the attack. The ex-Lille forward Nicolas Pepe is definitely one of them and the same goes for Dani Ceballos, who’s joined Arsenal on a loan from Real Madrid.
The only trouble is that Arsenal seem to have forgotten to strengthen their weakest area, their defense. It was pretty disastrous the last season and it could be even worse this time now that their captain Koscielny has left the club.
They did buy a promising defender Saliba for 30 million Euro, but he’s not going to join the club until next summer. Till then, the Gunners are stuck with Mustafi, Sokratis, Mavropanos, and Holding as their center-defenders. Even worse, the latter two are out due to injuries. Speaking of injuries, their right-back is Bellerin is also out.
All this means that keeping a clean sheet against Newcastle won’t be an easy job for Arsenal. But, does this mean they will drop points? You will have to go to our Newcastle vs Arsenal betting tips to see the answer!
- Florian Lejune (injury)
- Sean Longstaff (injury)
- Hector Bellerin (injury)
- Rob Holding (injury)
- Mavropanos (injury)
- Alexandre Lacazette (doubtful)
Dubravka – Lascelles, Schar, Yedlin, Manquillo – Hayden, Shelvey, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Atsu – Joelinton
Leno – Mustafi, Sokratis, Chambers, Kolasinac – Torreira, Guendouzi, Xhaka – Pepe, Aubameyang, Lacazette
Newcastle vs Arsenal Prediction
This must be an entertaining game to watch. Arsenal are superb in the attack, but very weak defensively, which promises a lot of goals on both ends. If you’re worried that the Magpies are going to struggle to score, don’t be!
They’re playing at home, plus they now have a super-talented forward in the team. Joelinton scored 11 goals in Bundesliga last season; he could start scoring in the Premier League straight away.
Newcastle vs Arsenal Betting Tips
- BTS @1.70 (UNIBET)
- Over 2.5 @1.83 (1XBET)