Newcastle and Arsenal clash in the Premier! Catch them First League opportunities series here, with our Newcastle Arsenal prediction, picks and how to watch guide.
Newcastle (18-11-4) are currently third in the table, two points ahead of fourth-placed Manchester United, and the Black and Whites can be comfortable with their top-four chances. The Geordies will confidently claim this home win having scored thirteen goals in their last three games. Newcastle recently beat Southampton 3-1.
Arsenal (24-6-4) know they have no room for error in the Premier League title race with Manchester City already in the driver’s seat. The Gunners beat Chelsea 3-1 in the London derby so the visitors will be keen to pick up some points to move closer to City at the top of the table.
Here are the Newcastle Arsenal football oddscourtesy of FanDuel.
Premier League Odds: Newcastle Arsenal Odds
Newcastle United: +145
Arsenal FC: +170
Over 2.5 goals: -160
Under 2.5 goals: +130
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Why Newcastle can beat Arsenal
A win for the Magpies at St James’ Park would mark the end of a season’s resounding success, and a slipping Gunners scalp could mean a significant triumph in front of the home crowd.
Third-placed Newcastle (18-4-11) have three games in a row and have won eight of their last nine games. Newcastle’s defeat was a 3-0 loss to Aston Villa, but the city got high-scoring thrillers against West Ham (1-5), Tottenham (6-1), Everton (1-5) and most recently Southampton (3-1). In that game Newcastle managed 63% possession, a total of 22 shots and 11 corners. Stuart Armstrong opened the scoring for the Saints, but Callum Wilson’s brace and Theo Walcott’s own goal provided the Magpies’ goal.
Newcastle have been almost unstoppable in recent weeks, beating struggling sides while holding their own against Brentford, Manchester United, Wolverhampton and Nottingham Forest. Since losing to Man City in early March, Newcastle have recorded just one defeat in addition to eight wins, beating their opponents 26-10 in that span of time.
Forward Callum Wilson has been a top scorer in recent games. Although Wilson did not start in last Sunday’s 3-1 win against Southampton, he scored twice and had six shots, including three on target. He also scored twice in the 4-1 triumph at Everton on 27 April. In that game he had four shots, including three on target. This season, Wilson has recorded 15 goals and added four assists in 26 appearances, including 17 starts. They are followed by Miguel Almiron and Alexander Isak with 11 and 10 goals respectively, while Kieran Trippier and Joe Willock are joint leaders with six assists.
Gaffer Eddie Howe is without a few key players. Jamaal Lascelles, Emil Krafth, Allan Saint-Maximin, Matthew Longstaff and Ryan Fraser are all injury concerns for the hosts this weekend. The Geordies’ 10-5-1 home record will be tested by their long-time rivals, where they have suffered just one defeat – against Liverpool – and conceded 11 goals, second to Manchester United’s eight.
Why Arsenal can beat Newcastle
A slip by the longtime leaders this season could cost them their fourth Premier League title. Arsenal finally ended a four-game winless streak in their last game.
Arsenal secured a 3-1 win over Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium, a result Arteta will hopefully use as a big confidence boost for his players ahead of a trip to St James’ Park. Norway captain Martin Ödegaard scored twice in the first half and Gabriel Jesus scored again to make it 3-0 at the break. Chelsea recovered a goal in the second quarter of an hour but never really threatened a comeback. Granit Ghaxa also notched two assists in a valuable win for the Gunners.
There’s no doubt that the Arsenal camp are disappointed after losing the first position they’ve been in for most of the season, but this win over a major rival will come as some satisfaction going into the final games. Arsenal, four points behind Manchester City, have fallen to second in the table after going just 1-3-1 in their last five games.
The Gunners have plenty of youth, talent and experience in their roster. Arsenal have four players who have scored at least 10 goals this season, led by striker Gabriel Martinelli. The 21-year-old Brazilian has recorded 15 goals and five assists in 34 games including 32 starts. Martinelli is in his fourth season at Arsenal and has scored 26 goals in 91 EPL games. Midfielder Martin Ödegaard also provides a decent offensive. For the season, he has 14 goals and eight assists in 33 starts. The 24-year-old Norwegian is in his third year at Arsenal and has scored 22 goals in 83 EPL games. Bukayo Saka is first in the squad in assists (11 assists) and third in scoring (13 goals).
Mikel Arteta’s side will test their resolve in a hostile atmosphere in the Tyneside area. In addition, the likes of Takehiro Tomiyasu, Gabriel Magalhaes, Mohamed Elneny and William Saliba could miss the trip to St James’ Park through injury. Arsenal have the best road record of 20 Premier League teams, going 11-3-3 on their trips and scoring 33 goals.
Final Newcastle Arsenal Prediction & Pick
Newcastle have played on both sides of the pitch, maintaining their steadfast defense while going crazy in offense. The Geordies will make it harder for the Gunners to seal the Premier League trophy so you’d better back the hosts in a scoring affair at St James’ Park.
Newcastle Arsenal Final Prediction & Selection: Newcastle United (+145), OVER 2.5 Goals (-160)