Newcastle v Arsenal Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 11/08/19
Catello Cuomo (@CatelloCuomo3) previews Newcastle v Arsenal and provides us with his best bets for this Premier League clash, analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
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Newcastle v Arsenal Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 11/08/19
- Time: 14:00
- Venue: James Park
- Channel: Sky Sports
Steve Bruce has ‘returned’ home to take charge of his boyhood club, Newcastle United. The Newcastle hierarchy pretty much allowed Rafa Benitez to leave without putting up much of a fight. The Toon Army faithful have made it abundantly clear with regards to the continued displeasure of the way their football club is being run. Talks of boycotting the first game against Arsenal, not renewing their season tickets and the void that has been left with Benitez’s departure.
Newcastle have lost their 2 top scorers from last season in Rondon and Perez; the latter making a £30m switch to Leicester. They splashed £40m on Joelinton from Hoffenheim who scored and assisted 7 times last season in the Bundesliga. The signing of Maximin from Nice could be a good one if he can adapt to the Premier League and also reign in his attitude. Defender Jetro Willems arrived on a season long loan as does Sweden full back, Emil Krafth who secured his move on Deadline Day. Deadline day also saw the return of local lad Andy Carroll, 8 years after he left for Liverpool.
Its been a mixed preseason for the Geordies with 2 defeats and 3 victories. One positive is that Joelinton has scored twice in their final 2 friendlies against Hibs and St Etienne.
After declaring that they didn’t have much money to spend, the Gunners still managed to spend over £130m. £72m was invested in winger Nicolas Pepe who bagged 23 goals in 41 games last season. There will be a lot of excitement surrounding the potential of him, Lacazette and Auba this season. Dani Ceballos arrives on loan from Real Madrid and could be a tidy player for them.
With much needed investment required defensively, the news surrounding Koscielny over the summer wasn’t great after the defender refused to travel with Arsenal during pre-season and his desire to return to France. Centre Back, William Saliba, arrived from France for £27m but has been loaned back to St Etienne for the season and after a summer long pursuit, Kieran Tierney, finally secured a move to Arsenal. On Deadline Day, we saw David Luiz make the move from Stamford Bridge to the Emirates but I am unsure if he is the stellar centre back that they have been missing for a few years now.
Arsenal ended preseason with a 2-1 defeat against Barcelona. Earlier in preseason they picked up wins against Bayern Munich and Fiorentina but also lost on penalties to Real Madrid and also lost to Lyon in a 2-1 defeat in the Emirates Cup.
Newcastle – Lejeune is set to miss the visit of Arsenal whist there are doubts over Gayle, Ritchie and Yedlin. Longstaff has featured across pre-season after recovering from a knee injury last season.
Arsenal – Bellerin, Holding and Mavropanos are both ruled out and new singing Tierney will also not be available whilst he continues to recover from surgery. There will be late fitness tests on Lacazette, Pepe and Elneny.
Potential Newcastle Starting XI: Dubravka, Lascelles, Schar, Fernandez, Willems, Krafth, Longstaff, Shelvey, Almiron, Maximin, Joelinton
Potential Arsenal Starting XI: Leno, Monreal, Luiz, Sokratis, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Torreira, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette
Head To Head
- They have faced each other 77 times with Newcastle winning 17, Arsenal 45 and 15 ending all square.
Key Stats & Facts
- Newcastle have won just 1 of their last 15 against Arsenal whilst the visitors have won 12 of the last 13.
- The last time Arsenal failed to score against Newcastle was when they faced each at St James Park in the opening fixture of the 2011/12 season.
- In the last 20 games between the 2 sides at St James Park, just 7 have seen 3 or more goals being scored.
- Newcastle 4.6
- Draw 90
- Arsenal 87
The expectations of Champions League football will be there for Arsenal this season but I feel for them to make it, they will rely heavily on their forwards as I still feel they are weak defensively. The attacking options at their disposal are excellent and considering the partnership that Lacazette and Auba have forged at Arsenal they cannot be written off.
Its going to be a big task for Steve Bruce to try and emulate what Rafa did for Newcastle across the past couple of seasons. There will be hope that Almiron can shine and the 2 new attacking additions can hit the ground running
Arsenal’s record against Newcastle is almost perfect over recent years and I expect them to make a strong start and come away with the points on Sunday. Aubameyang was the joint top scorer in the league last season and it wont come as any surprise is he opens his account for the new season against Newcastle.