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Arsenal vs. Newcastle United Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
23 February 2024, 07:11

In the 26th round of the Premier League, Arsenal at Emirates will face Newcastle, as Gunners came back to the title race after beating Liverpool in the 23th round. Mikel Arteta’s team seems to be in its best shape now, with a 5-match win streak in the league with the goal difference 21-2. The gap from Liverpool is 5 points, but given that Arsenal played one game less, this gap can be decreased to two. Newcastle, in this regard, is still turbulent, despite the fact that the team does not lose for three consecutive rounds. The gap from the European championships zone is 10 points and it does not seem that the Magpies will be able to close it given the unstable game and frequent leaders’ injuries. With these considerations, both teams are approaching the upcoming clash.

Arsenal vs. Newcastle United Preview 

Arsenal Preview

Despite the impressive Premier League run, Arsenal got an expected setback, losing the first match of 1/8 UEFA Champions League to Porto, conceding at 90+4 minute, and in general, not showing the usual pressing and attacking play, which brought Arsenal to victory over Liverpool (3-1) and West Ham (6-0). Arteta did not hide his frustration with this loss, and it is highly expected that the players will be extra motivated for the match against Newcastle to prove to their coach that it was an unfortunate event rather than a looming crisis amid the most important part of the season. Given that all of the leaders are ready for the upcoming match and there is still time to prepare for the second match against Porto, it should be expected that there will be no rotation since Arsenal is still in the title race.

Newcastle United Preview

Newcastle finds themselves in a three-match series without loss but the only memorable match from the team's last performances is 3-1 win against Aston Villa. 4-4 with Luton Town and a hard-won 3-2 game against another outsider, Nottingham Forest, does not indicate that Newcastle is consistent in its quest for points gathering. The Magpies still have a massive injury list, and it is still not expected to see such key players as Alexander Isak on Emirates. However, Newcastle can build up on the first-round match against the Gunners, where the Magpies won 1-0.

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Best odds: Arsenal vs Newcastle United

Betting Tips for Arsenal vs. Newcastle United

Arsenal Handicap -1.5

Arsenal looks way more coherent and well-structured than Newcastle at this moment of season. The reignited hopes for title gave serious boost to the players, and with Arteta’s motivation resulted in a superb game. In these circumstances, the setback with Porto will be seen as a push for better results, and given the Newcastle problems with away games and conceded goals, Arsenal has to win confidently. For this Arsenal vs. Newcastle United tip, Unibet gives odds of 2.04.

Total Over 3 Goals

After a series of setbacks in the late December-beginning of January, Arsenal unleashed a flurry of goals to the opponents, scoring 21 goals in 5 Premier League matches. Newcastle is also not known for a strong defence, remembering 3-2 with Nottingham and 4-4 with Luton. At the same time, the Magpies are pretty decent in attack, scoring 12 goals in the last 4 matches. Thus, it can be expected that we will see a spectacular game with lots of goals in the match. Arsenal vs. Newcastle United odds, given by Unibet for this outcome, are favourable - 1.70.

Total Yellow Cards Under 4.5

The matches between these teams usually are not overly aggressive or with off-the-scale heat between players. In 5 out of 7 last head to head matches, there were less than 4 yellow cards. At the same time, the referee for the upcoming match, Paul Tierney also was not seen to be overly biassed in this regard, with an average 3.1 yellow cards he shows in this Premier League season. For this Arsenal vs. Newcastle United prediction, Unibet gives 1.68.

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