Newcastle United are back at St James’ Park for a match against Arsenal this weekend. The Magpies have been able to pick up just one point so far this season as concerns grow about the team’s ability to sustain their place in the Premier League. Arsenal are slowly finding their feet under Unai Emery and the club are up to six points so far. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Newcastle fell to three consecutive loss in all competitions as they were beaten 2-1 by Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. The Geordies have been disappointed to see the team pick up just one point – against relegation rivals Cardiff – in the league this season.
Arsenal were able to get a late 3-2 success over Cardiff City in the recent meeting between the two clubs. This was the second consecutive game in which Arsenal have scored three or more goals.
The gunners travel to the St James’ Park hoping to avoid a repeat of their 2-1 defeat in the last trip to this ground. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a win for Arsenal.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Arsenal win at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
Newcastle are given a price of 4.20 to win the game. This is a rather low price for a team that has looked uninspiring on most occasions this season. It would not be surprising to see Rafa Benitez go with the same defensive tactics that has yielded a lot of criticism in recent weeks. Arsenal are starting to get some confidence under their belt and they also seem close to adapting to Unai Emery’s tactics, which is not a mean feat after having been under Arsene Wenger’s watch for two decades. Arsenal have won five out of the recent six games against Newcastle and our preview would go with more of the same.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Arsenal win at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
Newcastle United vs Arsenal draw odds: 3.80
Newcastle United win odds: 4.20
Correct Score odds
Arsenal’s high pressing and high tempo game have already showed results going forward with the team managing an average of two goals per game, but it has also led to gaps at the back. Newcastle’s defensive tactics mean that the Magpies may not be able to score much, but they may take advantage of Arsenal’s defensive lapses. Our correct score prediction would go with an Arsenal 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Arsenal 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Newcastle may lack offensive threat going forward, but the team are prone to conceding goals even when defending with all players behind the ball. Arsenal are finding players like Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in good form of late. Our total goals prediction would back over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.70[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Alexandre Lacazette has been unable to nail a first-team spot under Unai Emery on a consistent basis but the game against Cardiff may start to change fortunes for the striker, who scored a late winner. Lacazette scored the opener in the last meeting between these two teams on this ground and our first goalscorer prediction would go with the same.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Alexandre Lacazette at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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