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Newcastle United vs Arsenal betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Arsenal travel to Newcastle United on Sunday after their blushes were halfway spared during their midweek clash against Villarreal in the semi-final first leg of the Europa League. The Gunners are in desperate need of a boon to confidence if they are to complete their reversal against former boss Unai Emery, but Newcastle will be gunning for guaranteed safety with a three-point haul on their home patch.
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Newcastle United vs Arsenal betting tips

This article covers Newcastle United vs Arsenal betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

o – Newcastle United 5/2

o – Draw 5/2

o – Arsenal 11/10

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

 

Newcastle United vs Arsenal: Match details

Match: Newcastle United vs Arsenal

Competition: Premier League

Date: May 2, 2021

Kick-off time: 2:00 pm, May 2, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: St James’ Park

Newcastle United vs Arsenal betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 24: Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle United is challenged by Ozan Kabak of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Newcastle United at Anfield on April 24, 2021 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Paul Ellis – Pool/Getty Images)

 

Betting prediction: Newcastle United 2-2 Arsenal

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The pendulum swings in Arsenal’s direction here if the cold hard numbers are to be believed. The Gunners have won each of their last six contests against Newcastle, regardless of venue, so logic dictates that they could continue here. But this is not the same Arsenal this term, and with their second-leg clash with Villarreal coming up four days later, both the players and Arteta himself could certainly throw all their eggs in that basket.

Newcastle deserves credit of late as well, having posted a record of 2-2-0 in their last four Premier League outings, while losing just one in their last six (2-3-1), with the Magpies now 9-points clear of the drop zone and looking just about safe for next season.

Newcastle could earn a draw, especially after some inspired performances against bigger opposition in Liverpool, West Ham United, and Tottenham. A scoring draw is hardly out of the realm of possibility.

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Result/Both Teams to Score: Draw – Yes

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History makes it pretty easy to avoid any bet other than an Arsenal win here, but with European distractions still in the mix and uncertain Premier League performances that crop up just about every week, Newcastle and Steve Bruce could pull off similar results that they have posted recently against other big sides in the league. Even without the heroics of Arsenal’s own Joe Willock to call upon off the bench, the Magpies still have good attacking avenues to potentially hit the Gunners on the break.

To Score Anytime: Allan Saint-Maximin

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Without it being clear if Steve Bruce will call upon Callum Wilson on Sunday – if at all – one of the typical threats faced by Arsenal this term has been pace and trickery when on the ball, and Allan Saint-Maximin provides that in spades. The former French youth international has been in good overall form for Newcastle this season, and though his total goal involvement (3-goals, 4-assists) does not reflect that on the surface, so much of what the Magpies have been able to do when in possession – especially on the break – has run through him. He should be in the thick of it on Sunday and could pop up with a goal.

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Newcastle United vs Arsenal – recent form and head to head statistics

Newcastle United vs Arsenal London form
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York City FC vs Newcastle United - 1:0
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Fulham London vs Newcastle United - 0:2
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Newcastle United vs Sheffield United - 1:0
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Newcastle United vs Manchester City - 3:4
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Leicester City vs Newcastle United - 2:4
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Glasgow Rangers vs Arsenal FC - 2:2
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Hibernian FC vs Arsenal FC - 2:1
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Arsenal FC vs Brighton & Hove Albion - 2:0
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Crystal Palace vs Arsenal FC - 1:3
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Chelsea FC vs Arsenal FC - 0:1
Last 5 games for Newcastle United
July 18, 2021 Club Friendly Games 2021 York City FC 1 - 0 Newcastle United
May 23, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Fulham London 0 - 2 Newcastle United
May 19, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Newcastle United 1 - 0 Sheffield United
May 14, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Newcastle United 3 - 4 Manchester City
May 7, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City 2 - 4 Newcastle United
Last 5 games for Arsenal London
July 17, 2021 Club Friendly Games 2021 Glasgow Rangers 2 - 2 Arsenal FC
July 13, 2021 Club Friendly Games 2021 Hibernian FC 2 - 1 Arsenal FC
May 23, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 2 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion
May 19, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Crystal Palace 1 - 3 Arsenal FC
May 12, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Chelsea FC 0 - 1 Arsenal FC
Newcastle United vs Arsenal London Premier League 20/21 form
Newcastle United Arsenal London
Newcastle United vs Arsenal London statistics for most recent head to head matches
Newcastle United Arsenal London
56 Matches 56
27 Home Matches 29
29 Away Matches 27
34 Total Goals 95
0.61 Average Goals Scored 1.7
10 Wins 36
36 Losses 10
10 Draws 10
Last 5 games & match results between Newcastle United and Arsenal London
May 2, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Newcastle United 0 - 2 Arsenal FC
January 18, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 3 - 0 Newcastle United
January 9, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Arsenal FC 2 - 0 Newcastle United
February 16, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Arsenal FC 4 - 0 Newcastle United
August 11, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Newcastle United 0 - 1 Arsenal FC

 

Newcastle United vs Arsenal: Match preview

There is not a lot that has gone the right way for Newcastle United in recent years, in fact, the only measure of consistency shown on Tyneside is the very notion that things remain far below where the club – and its devoted fans – feel they belong. There is a laundry list of things that need to be changed; ownership, the manager, inconsistent-to-poor transfer market navigation…the list goes on. But at the very least, there have been a handful of players on display in the famous black and white striped kits that have given many Geordies hope if they can be held on to. Callum Wilson has been dangerous when fit, as he was when he so prominently featured for Bournemouth under Eddie Howe. Miguel Almirón has been lively and tricky, while Joe Willock has proven he may be ready for more than Arsenal are prepared to give him in the long term.

But Steve Bruce has gone on record with both recognising Allan Saint-Maximin as a key cog in the Newcastle wheel, one that he hopes he – or the club should he not retain his post – keep for the long term on the back of what has been an influential season for the French winger. No matter what happens with Bruce himself, the only chance Newcastle has of surviving longer than the current season is to build on what they have. It’s been a struggle in most tactical areas this term, but the attacking trio of Wilson, Almirón, and Saint-Maximin has been a very solid collective force, with Willock’s goals from midfield adding further punch in the final third. These are the types of players that the club must fight to keep, else the inconsistency shown on the pitch – and off it – will continue to fester on Tyneside for the foreseeable future.

As for Saint-Maximin, the former Bastia and OGC Nice standout have a key role to play for the Magpies when they take on Arsenal on Sunday. His trickery on the ball, technical qualities, and pace has caused headache after headache for backlines this season, and against a side who prefer to have the lion’s share of possession, Saint-Maximin could be a key player for Bruce if Newcastle is to take something off the Gunners in a bid to put their Premier League safety beyond question.

Newcastle United vs Arsenal betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 24: Callum Wilson of Newcastle United rounds Alisson of Liverpool to score a goal which is later ruled out for handball during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Newcastle United at Anfield on April 24, 2021 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Newcastle United/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Arsenal must use Newcastle fixture as a boon before Thursday showdown

Arsenal limped back to port after their assault on Villarreal ended in a 2-1 defeat at the hands of former boss Unai Emery and will thank their lucky stars that they earned a controversial penalty that saw Nicolas Pépé give them a much-needed lifeline. It was a horrible display by the Gunners, one that featured one questionable decision after another by Mikel Arteta, and a tepid display that saw the La Liga outfit nearly go 3-0 up and likely put the tie to bed if not for a smart reaction save by Bernd Leno that denied Gerard Moreno from sealing his brace in an influential display by the Spanish international. But after Pépé’s lifeline, second-half substitute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang nearly levelled matters late on, and though the Gabonese hitman was unable to tuck his chance away, it showed late signs of life that Arsenal was still in it.

How the Gunners tackle their away day on Tyneside against a Newcastle United outfit that has not tasted defeat in their last four (2-2-0) could have long-lasting implications regarding their second-leg clash with Villarreal at the Emirates Stadium four days later. There could be a host of changes implemented by Arteta, who could look to keep legs as fresh as possible for their pivotal Europa League clash. But even if Arteta does ring in the changes, Arsenal’s performance levels must be at the required levels, and that is an area where they have struggled mightily for the entirety of the 2020-21 Premier League season. The Gunners have just won one in their last five, where they had to rely on a last-gasp equaliser to save their blushes against Fulham, lost against Everton, were soundly beaten by Liverpool, and did well to pull back a draw after being 3-0 down to West Ham United.

But the nature of their performance against Villarreal was telling. Consider the magnitude of the match, how poorly the Gunners performed is a concern for many in the fanbase, though it does deserve mentioning that key trio Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, and Kieran Tierney were all unavailable. Whether either of the three will be in the matchday XI remains to be seen, but Arteta absolutely must get the maximum out of his players in preparation for midweek, which could very well serve as a badly needed boon to confidence for the entire outfit. It truly has been a forgettable season in North London, but Arsenal setting themselves up for their best chance of success in the Europa League could be the ultimate saving grace.

Newcastle United vs Arsenal betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 08: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on November 08, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)


 

Newcastle United team news vs Arsenal

Steve Bruce is in the mud when Newcastle hosts Arsenal at St. James’ Park, with potentially up to six players being unavailable for selection for the under-fire manager.

Isaac Hayden, Ryan Fraser, Jamaal Lascelles are all out through injury, while Joe Willock – on loan from Arsenal – is unavailable to feature against his parent side.

Karl Darlow remains unfit as well, while Matt Ritchie and Fabian Schär are both listed as doubts but have an outside shot of being fit in time for Sunday.

Arsenal team news vs Newcastle United

Mikel Arteta has some key decisions to make when Arsenal travels to the northeast while their European future still hangs in the balance a few days after.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, and Kieran Tierney are all expected to be fit and available for Sunday, but it is unclear how strong a side Arteta will field.

The Basque headmaster could still field a strong side from the start, however, and make changes during proceedings to get some fitness into the legs of the aforementioned trio.


 

 

Predicted Newcastle United line-up vs Arsenal

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Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Newcastle United

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

Newcastle United vs Arsenal betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

What time is kick off between Newcastle United vs Arsenal?
13:00, Sunday 02 May 2021
What is the prediction for Newcastle United vs Arsenal?
Newcastle United 2-2 Arsenal
What are the Newcastle United vs Arsenal betting odds?
Newcastle United 5/2, Draw 5/2, Arsenal 11/10