Arsenal v Newcastle Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 01/04/19

Arsenal v Newcastle Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Rajan Hothi (@RajanHothi_) previews Arsenal v Newcastle United and provides us with his best bets for Monday’s Premier League clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

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Arsenal v Newcastle United Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 01/04/19
  • Time: 20:00
  • Venue: Emirates Stadium
  • Channel: Sky Sports Premier League

Arsenal will be looking to cement their spot in the top four with victory at home to Newcastle who will be keen to bridge a bigger gap between themselves and the bottom three.

The Gunners have lost one of their last six games in all competitions and have steadied the ship following a rocky few games after the turn of the year.

A recent win against top-four challengers Manchester United alongside advancement into the Europa League quarter-finals has brought a sense of positivity back to the Emirates which hasn't been seen since for a few months.

Visitors Newcastle United have managed to distance themselves from the bottom three with three wins and two draws in their last six games.

A late Matt Ritchie goal gave the Magpies a 2-2 draw away at Bournemouth last time out and the point sees them sit seven points clear of the drop zone.

The Emirates hasn't been a happy hunting ground for the visitors in recent years, but a win would be massive for both sides.

Team News

Unai Emery will have to make do without Lucas Torreira, who is serving a suspension, while Rob Holding, Danny Welbeck and Hector Bellerin are all sidelined with injuries.

The hosts may have Granit Xhaka back in contention in time for the clash depending on the results from a late fitness test. Aaron Ramsey and Nacho Monreal should both be fit.

Sean Longstaff is struggling with a knee injury for the visitors but Jaamal Lascelles should be back following his absence against Bournemouth. Fabian Schar is out with suspension.

Potential Arsenal Starting XI: Leno, Mustafi, Sokratis, Koscielny, Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Ozil, Lacazette, Aubameyang

Potential Newcastle Starting XI: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lejeune, Fernandez, Clark, Ritche, Perez, Shelvey, Hayden, Almiron, Rondon

Head To Head

  • Arsenal 76, Draws 38, Newcastle 67
  • The Gunners ran out 2-1 winners in the reverse fixture.
  • Newcastle have only won one of their last 12 games against Arsenal.

Key Stats & Facts

  • A win for Arsenal would give them their tenth Premier League home win in a row – something they haven't achieved since the 1997/98 season.
  • Newcastle haven't won in their last six visits to London.
  • Newcastle have lost their last six away games against Arsenal.

Betting Odds

  • Arsenal 7/17
  • Draw 17/4
  • Newcastle 8/1

The Verdict

Given their recent good form as well as their impressive record against Newcastle in recent years, it's hard to look past a home win.

Emery will be desperate to ensure Champions League qualification in his first season in charge and if they are to get themselves into the top four, they must put teams like Newcastle to the sword.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been on fire in his first full season in the Premier League, notching 17 goals in the Premier League, and he will be keen to add to his tally in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Monday night.

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