Newcastle v Arsenal Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
September 11, 2018
St. James Stadium - Premier League
Arsenal travel to the North East this weekend as they look to make it back-to-back wins on the road, following their victory in Cardiff.
Newcastle beat Arsenal 2-1 at home last season, however on the whole Arsenal do have an excellent record against The Magpies, winning the previous ten encounters.
Newcastle welcome back former Arsenal player Isaac Hayden to their squad, after he completed his three match suspension. They also set to receive positive fitness news on Jonjo Shelvey, Matt Ritchie and Javier Manquillo, who struggling with minor injuries.
Arsenal will wait until the last minute to make a decision on Lucas Torreira, who suffered an calf injury on international duty, but Alex Iwobi is expected to be fit.
Carl Jenkinson, Laurent Koscielny, Saed Kolasinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are all still sidelined through injury.
Newcastle v Arsenal Preview and Predictions
Newcastle have had a poor start to the season, with three losses and a draw so far, although Rafa Benitez's side have faced Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City.
Arsenal have now won two in a row, against West Ham and Cardiff, and they look to have turned a corner under new boss Unai Emery, after a bad start.
The Gunners should be able to reestablish their excellent record against the Tynesiders this weekend, and a away win is priced at 5/6.
Despite finding it tough going so far, Newcastle have given a game to everyone they have faced so far, scoring in all three games they have lost.
With that in mind, a BTTS bet looks a good option, available 8/13.
Arsenal to win 2-1 at 8/1
The Gunners have not kept a clean sheet so far this season, and that remains a real issue for them, with key defenders still absent. Newcastle's three defeats so far have all also ended with a score line of 2-1.
Alexandre Lacazette to score first at 9/2
The French international opened his account for the season, with the winning goal against Cardiff, before the international break, in his first start. He also netted for Arsenal against Newcastle at St.James' Park last season.