Newcastle v Arsenal Betting Preview | 15th April

Newcastle v Arsenal Betting Preview 15th April

In our Newcastle United v Arsenal betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Sunday’s Premier League fixture.

Newcastle United v Arsenal Betting Preview

Date: 15/04/2018

Time: 13:30pm

Venue: St. James’ Park

Channel: Sky Sports Main Event/Premier League

With Newcastle two points from safety with 6 games to play, and Arsenal’s sights set firmly on the Europa League, spectators will be forgiven for viewing this game with feelings of apathy. However, as avid Premier League viewers will know, the fixture of Newcastle vs Arsenal has awarded it’s onlookers with some special moments. A 10 goals thriller that saw Arsenal thrash the Geordies 7-3 in 2012, as well as the unprecedented 4-4 shock Newcastle comeback being the highlights. Despite these goal gluts, their most recent fixtures have been more routine than entertaining. The last 3 results between the two have been 1-0 wins for Arsenal, with Newcastle failing to win in the last 12 meetings.

Newcastle’s recent results have lifted the spirits of the tyneside faithful, with Rafa’s men currently sitting 6th in the form table – 1 place ahead of Sunday’s visitors. The Magpies impressive spell of 7 matches unbeaten at home (conceding just 3 goals in that time), will have Arsene Wenger worrying of a sixth straight league defeat away from the Emirates.

Despite his side’s poor away record in the league, this particular game may not be at the forefront of the frenchman’s mind, as Arsenal were drawn against Atletico Madrid in the Semi Final of the Europa League. With a possibility of wholesale changes in attempt to secure a place in Europe’s elite competition next year, this may be a huge chance for Rafa’s side to gain the points they need to force themselves over the magic 40 point margin.

Team News: Newcastle enter Sunday’s fixture with no fresh injury concerns, allowing Rafa to name an unchanged side. Arsenal are without new arrival Henrikh Mkhitaryan due to a knee injury, with Granit Xhaka expected to return to the side after missing the CSKA Moscow game with illness.

Potential Newcastle United Starting XI: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie, Diame, Shelvey, Kenedy, Perez, Gayle.

Potential Arsenal Starting XI: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Chambers, Kolasinac, Elneny, Xhaka, Iwobi, Ozil, Welbeck, Aubameyang.

Head To Head

  • 58 wins for Newcastle, 66 wins for Arsenal as well as 34 draws.

Stats & Facts

  • Newcastle United are without a clean sheet in 10 matches versus Sunday’s opponents, with Arsenal winning all 10 of those games.
  • Arsenal have scored first in the last 9 meetings between the two clubs.
  • Newcastle and Arsenal both enter the fixture in impressive form, with unbeaten runs of 4 and 7 respectively.

Betting Odds

  • Newcastle United 23/10
  • Draw 11/4
  • Arsenal 33/25

Popular Bets

  • Arsenal win 33/25
  • Under 2.5 goals 5/4

Josh’s Picks

  • Newcaslte/Draw Double Chance 7/10
  • Kenedy to score anytime 7/2