20:00 Monday

Newcastle United vs Arsenal Stats

  • Arsenal have emerged victorious in 17 of their last 19 meetings with Newcastle United
  • There have been at least three goals scored in Arsenal’s last five league games
  • The ‘Gunners’ have scored at least twice in their last three matches against the ‘Magpies’

 

Newcastle United vs Arsenal City Tips

Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals

The race for the final Champions League spot took another twist on Thursday night as Tottenham Hotspur put Arsenal to the sword and cruised to a 3-0 win over their North London rivals. Gunners boss Mikel Arteta was seething with the officials but he knows that as long as his men can match Spurs’ last two results, he’ll have guided Arsenal to a Champions League place.

Arsenal now travels to the Northeast with a number of key defensive players possibly missing. Ben White is back on the bench but his fitness is cause for concern, Rob Holding is suspended after his red card in the North London derby and Gabriel still needs assessing.

Meanwhile, Newcastle United will welcome back Callum Wilson and Kieran Trippier to the squad. They’re two hugely important players for Eddie Howe and his side will be buoyed by those returns.

Arsenal cannot afford to drop points here as Spurs are breathing down their necks. They’ll be looking to blow Newcastle United away but I think the hosts will be able to create chances against the visitors potentially depleted backline; this should be a high-scoring encounter.

I’ll be taking over 2.5 goals here for a couple of points.

Over 2.5 Goals - 2pts @ 17/20

Betting Tip: Arsenal to Win & Both Teams to Score

Mikel Arteta’s side can’t afford to sulk and feel sorry for themselves. Spurs sit just a point behind at the time of writing and will play Burnley on Sunday afternoon, meaning that by the time this one kicks off, the ‘Gunners’ could already be in fifth place and playing catch up.

Newcastle United have been spectacular in the second half of the campaign. In the seven home league matches they’ve played since the January transfer window slammed shut, the ‘Magpies’ have won six of them, with their first defeat coming via a narrow 1-0 loss to a formidable Liverpool side. That loss against the ‘Reds’ marked the first home game they’ve failed to score in this calendar year and they’ll feel confident they can slot against this Arsenal backline.

Make no bones about it, this is a huge test for Arsenal. However, the visitors are the ones who have everything to play for and although I do think Mikel Arteta’s side will concede, they should find a way to win the match.

I’ll take Arsenal to win and both teams to score for another point.

Arsenal win & Btts - 1pt @ 11/4