Newcastle vs Arsenal
English Premier League
Date: 7 May 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: St. James’ Park (Newcastle upon Tyne).
Newcastle host Arsenal in the derby of Matchday No 35 on Sunday afternoon at St. James’ Park.
Both outfits have managed to lift the spirits in their respective dressing rooms with recent wins and we should be in for a mouth-watering contest on the north of the country.
Newcastle showed two completely opposite faces seven days ago against Southampton. They were 0-1 down at the half-time without registering a single attempt on target against the rock-bottomed opposition in the first half of the affair.
Nevertheless, Eddie Howe brought Callum Wilson on from the start of the second half as the former Bournemouth striker immediately responded with two goals in an empathic 3-1 comeback for the Magpies.
Newcastle have scored as many as 13 goals in the last three wins, thus finding just the right way to bounce back after a tough 3-0 defeat at Aston Villa in mid-April.
Arsenal, on the other side, finally ended a four-game winless thread with a 3-1 victory over Chelsea on Tuesday evening at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners finished the job in the first half via a brace from Martin Odegaard and a goal from Gabriel Jesus. Granit Xhaka starred with two assists on the occasion.
Mikel Arteta’s men are still in the title race with Manchester City but the Spanish manager really has reasons to worry ahead of the trip to the north considering the form of his defensive line.
To make things worse, Gabriel Magalhaes was forced out of the game against Chelsea through injury, meaning we could see a partnership of Jakub Kiwior and Rob Holding at the center back positions for the visitors on Sunday.
Newcastle vs Arsenal Head-to-head
- We saw no goals in the reverse fixture between these two rivals in early January this year at the Emirates Stadium.
- Newcastle United celebrated a 2-0 victory in the previous home game against Arsenal and they generally have a positive record at St. James’ Park with 38 wins and 26 losses in 83 meetings there against the Gunners.
- Interestingly, none of the previous nine head to head matches between these two rivals saw goals scored at both ends.
Newcastle vs Arsenal Prediction
Both Newcastle and Arsenal have been red-hot offensively of late and we can genuinely expect a goal fest when they come across each other at St. James’ Park. The Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score is our main betting option at the 1.83 odds.
Mikel Arteta rested Gabriel Martinelli on Tuesday against Chelsea and we expect the Brazilian winger to be fresh and ready for a start at St. James’ Park. He is the team’s top scorer with 15 goals to his name and we see big value in backing him to score anytime on Sunday at the 3.75 odds.
Newcastle vs Arsenal Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score @ 1.83 (5/6)
Gabriel Martinelli to score anytime @ 3.75 (11/4) odd.