Arsenal vs Newcastle betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal

Arsenal vs Newcastle prediction: Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle

A big game at both ends of the table.

Arsenal can go into third with a win here and go two points clear of both Spurs and Manchester United.

As for Newcastle, recent good results have pushed them towards safety but they can’t relax just yet.

Will it be another home win for Arsenal or will Newcastle spring a surprise?

Laurent Koscielny

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 10: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal celebrates their win during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on March 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal vs Newcastle United: Who will win?

Arsenal have won 13 of their 16 Premier League homes games this season and are 4/11 to win again.

Newcastle’s last win at Arsenal came back in 2010 and they are 13/2 to repeat that rare success.

A draw, which would be a great result for the visitors, is 19/5.

Under 2.5 goals is 5/4.

Both teams to score no is evens.

Arsenal to win and both teams to score no is 11/8.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 10: Salomón Rondón of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and AFC Bournemouth at St. James Park on November 10, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has 17 Premier League goals so far this season. He’s 11/4 to score first and 5/6 to make that 18.

Alexandre Lacazette is expected to start alongside him upfront. The Frenchman is 7/2 to score first and 23/20 to net anytime.

Salomón Rondón is Newcastle’s main marksman with 10. He’s 13/2 to score first and 11/5 to score anytime.

Both Aubameyang and Lacazette to score is 16/5.

Both Mesut Özil and Aubameyang to score is 6/1.

Both Salomón Rondón and Ayoze Pérez to score is 16/1.

Arsenal vs Newcastle United: Match preview

Are Arsenal now in prime position to finish in the top 4?

In their last Premier League game 22 days ago they hosted Manchester United in a vitally important match.

A long range strike from Granit Xhaka and a penalty from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw them to a nervy 2-0 victory.

That saw them climb into the top 4, one point behind Tottenham, and 2 points above Man United and 3 above Chelsea.

Manchester United climbed above Arsenal with their win over Watford on Saturday. Chelsea also won, dramatically at Cardiff.

But, Gooners will be very excited at Tottenham’s defeat at Liverpool, which gives them a real chance at overtaking their great north London rivals into third.

Arsenal also do not have to play any of the current top 6 so, in theory, have the easiest run in.

However, with away games at Everton, Watford, Wolves, Leicester and Burnley to come, they can’t afford to drop points at home.

Although, Arsenal have won 33 of their last 40 Premier League home games.

So, will this be another home victory?

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 02: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC at Wembley Stadium on March 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Newcastle close in on safety

As for Newcastle, recent wins have eased their relegation worries.

Last time out, Matt Ritchie scored a stoppage time equaliser as they drew 2-2 at Bournemouth.

That result means that Rafa Benítez’s side have picked up 5 wins and 2 draws from their last 9 games.

The Magpies are currently 13th on 35 points, 7 points above the relegation zone.

Their run in is not too bad so they’ll be very confident of assuring Premier League safety.

Anything they get here will be a bonus.

Can they get a surprise point or even all three at The Emirates?

Arsenal team news vs Newcastle United

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 19: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on January 19, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

This fixture is the first of 8 games Arsenal will play in April in a very packed month.

Unai Emery’s sides are notoriously hard to predict; Arsenal have started with 7 different formations this season.

However, it seems likely that they’ll stick with the 3-4-1-2 utilised in the last two wins.

Bernd Leno will be back in goal after Petr Čech started the UEFA Europa League win over Stade Rennais.

In defence, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Laurent Koscielny appear to have forged a strong partnership.

Nacho Monreal will join them in a well balanced back 3.

Héctor Bellerín and Rob Holding remain out long term.

Sead Kolašinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are very threatening out wide in this system.

The back 3 does mean that Alex Iwobi and, the resurgent, Henrikh Mkhitaryan are left out.

In midfield, this is the second of Lucas Torreira’s 3 game ban for his red card at Wembley.

Thus, Granit Xhaka’s partner will be Mattéo Guendouzi with Aaron Ramsey carrying a knock.

Mesut Özil will be in behind the prolific front two.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have 38 goals between them this season and should be too hot for Newcastle to handle.

Will this prove to be the case?

Newcastle United team news vs Arsenal

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 26: Fabian Schär of Newcastle United (L) celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal with Matt Ritchie and Miguel Almirón during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley FC at St. James Park on February 26, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Newcastle meanwhile very rarely change their rigid 5-2-2-1 formation.

Martin Dúbravka is one of just 6 players from any team to have played every minute in the Premier League so far this season.

In defence, Fabian Schär is serving the second of his two match suspension for accumulating 10 yellow cards.

Federico Fernández and Jamaal Lascelles are both back from injury though.

In midfield, with Sean Longstaff out, it’s likely to be Mo Diamé again.

He’ll partner Isaac Hayden who’ll be playing against his former club.

Up front, will be the three amigos.

Ayoze Pérez, Salomón Rondón and Miguel Almirón have linked up well together since the latter joined from Atlanta United in January.

They’ll be hoping to hurt Arsenal on the counter attack.

Does this side have enough to leave North London with a result?

Predicted Arsenal team vs Newcastle United

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Newcastle United.

Predicted Newcastle United team vs Arsenal

Predicted Newcastle United line-up vs Arsenal.

The latest tweets from Arsenal pre Newcastle United

Highlights from Arsenal’s win vs Manchester United

The latest tweets from Newcastle United pre Arsenal

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Paddy Power's new customer offer: Bet £10, Get £40!