Arsenal vs Newcastle Football Predictions and Betting Tips
Introduction: On matchday 19, Arsenal is set to face a timid challenge in Newcastle at home. Given that both sides are reeling under pressure in the second half of the table, the significance of this particular encounter is very high.
Arsenal have managed to stitch a couple of victories in the recent past that has helped them regain the momentum. On the other hand, Newcastle would be doing everything they could to avoid the relegation zone.
The head-to-head and the odds is towards Arsenal, implying that it would be an upset if the visitors manage to pull one off.
Both Arsenal and Newcastle haven’t had a good EPL season as of now. The Gunners are 11th in points table while Newcastle is placed at 15th position. In last five games, Newcastle have lost 3 and won none while Gunners have won 3 and lost 1.
Arsenal vs Newcastle Football Predictions and Betting: Offensive and defensive stats
Arsenal’s attack has the services of Aubameyang and Lacazette who will lead the attack. Alexandre Lacazette is a key candidate in the lineup with 10 goals in 20 games for the team. He has 76% pass completion rate and provides about 1.6 shots on target per game with a rating of 6.97.
Aubameyang’s lack of form has been a major concern for the side with the striker struggling to find the back of the net. He has 7 goals and an assist in 22 outings for the team in the premier league. He will have to up his game and has 78.4% pass success along with 1.3 aerials won per game.
Bukayo Saka pitched in with a much-needed brace against West Brom as the winger is looking in good touch in recent outings.
The Newcastle frontline has the services of Callum Wilson and Joelinton who bear the responsibility to score for the side. Wilson has so far netted on 8 occasions along with 3 assists in 17 outings. In addition to this, he has 66.2% pass accuracy that has got him a rating of 6.87 in this season.
He will be accompanied by Joelinton who has 4 goals and 2 assists in 20 games so far. Despite less goals, he has 1.4 shots on target and has 1.1 dribbles per game in the recent past
Arsenal are ahead in attack.
Arsenal has been struggling this season. In 18 games they have just 7 wins and 8 losses. The midfield department has struggled a lot. Elneny needs to buckle up and make sure he is able to assist the attack.
All eyes will be on Granit Xhaka when they take on Newcastle. He has 89% passing accuracy this season.
Jeff Hendrick who plays as the midfielder has 2 goals and 1 assist to his name but needs a far better effort from the Irish player.
Miguel Almiron can be a beneficial role in match against Arsenal. He will be assisted by Issac Hayden and Jonjo Shelvey.
Arsenal are ahead in midfield.
The Arsenal backline has the likes of Bellerin, Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney who did a quality job against West Brom to hold a clean sheet. Rob Holding needs to do a better job as the center-back who has 85.8% pass success. He also enjoys 1.4 tackles, 0.9 interceptions and 3.9 clears per game.
Hector Bellerin of Spain has 83.4% pass completion success and dribbles very well. He intercepts well with an average of 1.1 per game and 1.6 clears that makes it tough for the opponent.
Kieran Tierney will probably come in for the game who is excellent in aerial duels and tackles extremely well. Along with 82.3% pass completion, he has 0.6 tackles and 2.3 clears on an average.
The Newcastle defense consists of Schar, Lascelles and Fernandez. Jamaal Lascelles has scored twice along with 83.9% pass accuracy and 2.1 aerial duels won so far.
Fabian Schar is impeccable with interceptions and tackling. His numbers reflect the same with 0.9 tackles and 1.6 interceptions per game respectively along with a below par rating of 6.23.
Fernandez skills include dribbling, finishing and taking set pieces along with 1.9 aerial duels won and 79.5% pass accuracy in 17 games.
Arsenal vs Newcastle Football Predictions and Betting: Predicted XI
The predicted line-up for this particular clash is as follows:
Arsenal (Starting XI): Bernd Leno, Rob Holding, Tierney, Pablo Mari, Bellerin, Xhaka, Elneny, Bukayo Saka, Smith-Rowe, Aubameyang, Lacazette.
Newcastle (Starting XI): Karl Darlow, Lascelles, Yedlin, Ciaran Clark, Fernandez, Matt Ritchie, Shelvey, Almiron, Longstaff, Wilson and Joelinton.
Arsenal vs Newcastle Football Predictions and Betting: Recent form
It seems like Arsenal have finally found their form with important victories under their belt. They are currently placed in 11th spot with 7 victories, 2 draws and 8 losses so far.
Their campaign was completely in big trouble after a string of poor performances. This trend continued in December with losses to Spurs, Burnley and Everton in back-to-back games pushing them down in the table.
But they staged a decent comeback after defeating Chelsea, Brighton and West Brom in the last three outings, steering their campaign back on to the track.
Newcastle have had a poor run since some relative success for the team in the initial phase of the league. This can be understood when we look at how they have done in the last seven outings.
They have managed 2 draws and 5 losses, scoring just 4 goals in this period. In the premier league, they have emerged victorious on 5 occasions along with 4 stalemates and 8 defeats.
They have managed to register triumphs against West Ham, Everton and Burnley but have been blown out by big teams like Manchester United, Spurs, Chelsea and City. In their recent most outing, they tasted defeat at the hands of Sheffield United by a 1-0 margin.
Arsenal vs Newcastle Football Predictions and Betting: Head-to-head:
Matches: 44: Newcastle: 5 Arsenal: 29 Draw: 10
Last 5 meetings: Newcastle – 0, Arsenal – 5, Draw – 0.
Recent Meeting: Arsenal handed Newcastle a 2-0 defeat in a FA Cup fixture.
Arsenal vs Newcastle Football Predictions and Betting: Predicted winner
Arsenal drew with Crystal Palace in last game. This came after 3 match winning streak for the Gunners. The football prediction and betting platforms are highly favoring Arsenal win against Newcastle.
FCTables has given 67% chance to the Gunners while the visitors have been given a meek 12% chance to get a famous win under their belt.
Bettingexpert has also gone on to heavily back Arsenal in what looks like a one sided with every chance of visitors pulling off a surprise.
Another platform FiveThirtyEight has also put the hosts in the drivers’ seat with a 63% chance whereas the away team has been given an outside chance of 14% in this clash.
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