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Arsenal v Newcastle United: Match Preview & Odds

As we look forward to what promises to be a highly-entertaining fixture at the Emirates Stadium, here at betting.bet you’ll find the very best pre-match odds and free bet offers

Arsenal v Newcastle United: Match Preview & Odds
Arsenal v Newcastle United: Match Preview & Odds

Arsenal host Newcastle United on Saturday evening in a fixture of huge significance at the top of the Premier League table. The Gunners go into the weekend five points adrift of league leaders, Liverpool whilst Newcastle United are still in the hunt for European qualification. As we look forward to what promises to be a highly-entertaining fixture at the Emirates Stadium, here at betting.bet you’ll find the very best pre-match odds and free bet offers from our partners at William Hill as well as in-depth match analysis, expert betting tips and up to date team news.

Form

On Wednesday, Arsenal were on the receiving end of a last-gasp 1-0 defeat at FC Porto in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie. However, domestically The Gunners are undoubtedly one of the division’s most in-form sides and head into Saturday’s fixture on the back of five successive Premier League wins. Those five straight wins for Mikel Arteta’s title challengers have returned a record-breaking 21 goals whilst they’ve conceded just two during that run. Arsenal’s 5-0 win away at Burnley in their last league game moved them on to 55 points from 25 matches.

Premier League highlights: Burnley 0-5 Arsenal

Newcastle United currently sit 8th in the Premier League with 37 points from their 25 matches. Eddie Howe’s side are unbeaten in four matches but were held to a 2-2 draw at home to AFC Bournemouth in their most recent league game. Away from home, Newcastle United have won four straight games in all competitions including back-to-back league games at Aston Villa (3-1) and Nottingham Forest (3-2).

Arsenal v Newcastle United: head-to-head

Newcastle United came out on top when the two sides met in the reverse fixture in November. A second-half Anthony Gordon strike was enough to hand Newcastle United a 1-0 win at St James Park. However, Arsenal generally have the upper hand in recent fixtures played between the sides. The Gunners have won 19 of their past 23 matches against Saturday’s opponents and are unbeaten against The Magpies in North London since November 2010.

The corresponding fixture last season ended in a 0-0 draw, extending Newcastle United’s run to eight matches without a goal at the Emirates Stadium.

Betting tips

Despite cancelling each other out in a goalless draw at the Emirates last season, we’re hopeful of seeing a fair few goals at the weekend. Over 2.5 match goals is available at 2/5 with both teams to score priced at 4/6.

Given Arsenal’s excellent recent form in the Premier League, a home win looks likely on Saturday. At 1/3, The Gunners are a short price to take all three points. As mentioned, we’re tipping Arsenal to win a sixth straight Premier League game this weekend, this can be added to either of the markets mentioned above as a way of nicely boosting your odds. Arsenal to win and both teams to score is 8/5 whilst Arsenal to win and over 2.5 match goals is 4/5.

In a fiery return fixture at St James Park there were no fewer than six yellow cards dished out whilst both Kai Havertz and Bruno Guimaraes can count themselves fortunate not to have seen red. With so much at stake on the weekend, we could once again see fireworks and this opens the door to some very interesting betting markets. Over 45 booking points is priced at 5/6 whilst William Hill are offering 10/3 on a card to be dished out within the first 15 minutes. Bruno Guimaraes is just one card away from a two-game suspension and the Brazilian is 21/10 to be carded at the Emirates. For the home side, Kai Havertz has received more Premier League bookings (six) than any other Arsenal player this season and given his history in this fixture, he looks a steal at 4/1 to be carded.

Premier League highlights: Newcastle United 1-0 Arsenal

Bukayo Saka is the man of the moment for Arsenal as he continues to enjoy a rich run of form in front of goal. The England international scored twice at Burnley to extend his record to six goals in Arsenal’s last four league games. Saka has 12 league goals for the season already and is priced at 5/4 to score for a fifth Premier League game in a row. Saka has scored two goals in successive league games against Burnley and West Ham United and the Arsenal forward is 7/1 to score two or more goals against Newcastle United.

Newcastle United could be without both Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson for the trip to North London on Saturday. In their absence, Anthony Gordon is likely to be deployed as a makeshift centre forward once more. Gordon scored the only goal of the game in the reverse fixture at St James Park whilst he also netted in his side’s last game at home to AFC Bournemouth. Anthony Gordon is the pick of the Newcastle United players at 24/5 to score at any time on Saturday.

Match odds

ArsenalDrawNewcastle United
1/39/26/1