Betting match preview
There are ten more Premier League games taking place this weekend and with the league table already starting to take shape, each game could be significant at both the top and bottom of the league. None more so than at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal will be hoping to bounce back from their disappointing defeat at Liverpool last weekend whilst visitors, Newcastle United arrive in North London rooted to the foot of the Premier League table.
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Hosts, Arsenal have enjoyed an upturn in form in recent matches but were on the wrong end of a 4-0 demolition at the hands of Liverpool last weekend. That defeat brought Arsenal’s 10-game unbeaten run to a grinding halt.
The Gunners are still without long-term absentees, Granit Xhaka and Sead Kolasinac but Martin Odegaard and Kieran Tierney could both return.
For Newcastle, Dwight Gayle will face a late fitness test but Paul Dummett will definitely miss out.
The big news for the Magpies will come from the dugout. Saturday’s lunchtime kickoff will see Eddie Howe on the Newcastle bench for the first team as they make the long trip south to Arsenal. Howe replaced Steve Bruce earlier this month but a positive coronavirus test prevented him from leading his new side out at St James Park last weekend.
Arsenal vs Newcastle United: Head-to-head
Historically, Arsenal certainly have the upper hand over Saturday’s visitors. The Gunners are unbeaten in ten matches against Newcastle United whilst they also boast a record of 17 wins in the last 18 meetings between the two sides.
The damning statistics just keep coming for Newcastle United. Ahead of the trip to the Emirates, the Magpies boast the worst defensive record in the Premier League; conceding 27 goals in their 12 league games so far. They have also failed to score in six consecutive fixtures against Arsenal. Therefore, Arsenal to win to nil seems like a safe bet at 29/20.
Assuming Arsenal will bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to Liverpool, we should look at the first / any time goal scorer markets. Emile Smith Rowe is hoping to become the first Englishman to score in three consecutive home league games for Arsenal since Ian Wright some 24 years ago. The England international is 12/5 to score for a third home game in a row whilst he is generously priced at 15/2 to score first.
- Arsenal – 1/2
- Draw – 7/2
- Newcastle – 11/2
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