Newcastle Vs Arsenal Betting Tip: Both To Score – 2 May 2021

Don't bank on clean sheets at St James'

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England Newcastle Vs Arsenal England

Sunday 2nd May 2021 – 14:00 (Sky Sports)
English Premier League
Pick: Both Teams to Score
Odds: 7/10
Bookmaker: Betway
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 30th April 2021)

Preview: Victory at St James’ Park would continue Arsenal‘s dominance in the fixture, having won the past six meetings in all competitions with Newcastle. Sunday’s hosts are in buoyant mood, though, seeking a third win in five league games.

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Newcastle – In-form hosts closing in on guaranteed survival?

Steve Bruce will be without his super sub for Sunday’s visit from Arsenal. Joe Willock, currently on loan from the Gunners, is ineligible to face his parent club, depriving Newcastle (W9 D9 L15) of a player whose three goals in four games – all as a second-half substitute – have been worth a total of five points. The 21-year-old midfielder netted the equaliser in last week’s deserved 1-1 draw at Anfield against Liverpool.

That hard-earned draw on Merseyside means the Magpies are now unbeaten in their last four league games (W2 D2), holding both Liverpool and Spurs to draws either side of beating Burnley and West Ham in successive matches. They have only lost once in eight Premier League games, last losing a fixture here at St James’ Park on 2 February in a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace (W2 D4 at home thereafter).

Consequently the Magpies have moved onto 36 points for the season, nine more than 18th-placed Fulham with only 15 points left to play for. They last went five league games without losing in July of last year, however, another positive outcome this weekend would be another significant step towards ensuring survival. Especially with Fulham looking likely to drop points away to Chelsea the previous day.


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Arsenal – Rotation inbound for distracted Gunners?

After Bernd Leno’s bizarre own goal condemned them to a 1-0 defeat at home to Everton in their most recent league encounter, no team has conceded more own goals in the Premier League this season than the four of Arsenal (W13 D7 L13). Meanwhile, only once before, in 2011-12, have the Gunners ever found the back of their own net on more occasions than they have during the current campaign.

Fortunately, it is Newcastle up next for Mikel Arteta’s charitable charges. Arsenal are on a run of six straight victories in all competitions when facing the Magpies, with the last five of those coming without a single goal having been conceded. The Gunners won all but one of the last seven to have taken place at St James’ Park in the league, meanwhile, doing so by a single goal in each of these triumphs.

Considering they were in Spain on Thursday for the Europa League semi-finals, another slender victory might be the best a potentially fatigued Arsenal can hope for. Yet they have a four game unbeaten run (W2 D2) away from home in the Premier League to protect, scoring three times in each of the last two (3-3 vs West Ham, 3-0 vs Sheff Utd – last scoring three or more in three successive league games in October 2015.

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Newcastle Vs Arsenal Betting Advice

We have to assume the Europa League is the priority for Arsenal, with qualification for Europe via the league looking doubtful. To be brutally honest, even a fully focused Arsenal at full-strength – which they are unlikely to be here – would be incredibly difficult to trust. Mikel Arteta’s men have won only one of the last five in the league (D2 L2), with that against bottom side Sheffield United.


Newcastle Vs Arsenal – Key Facts:

  • It is 15 defeats in their last sixteen Premier League games when playing Arsenal for Newcastle – a 2-1 win at St James’ Park in April 2018 the sole exception.
  • Newcastle come into this latest renewal of a well-trodden fixture in strong form, having suffered one defeat in eight top-flight matches (W2 D5), winning two of the last three.
  • All of Newcastle‘s last eight Premier League home games produced both teams scoring, as did six of the previous eight away contests featuring Arsenal.


Arsenal are unbeaten in four Premier League games, scoring three in these of these, but have only prevented one of their previous seven hosts from scoring. That was bottom of the table Sheffield United. A resurgent Newcastle, boasting two wins in three and one loss in the last eight, will ask more questions. Steve Bruce’s side scored in each of heir last eight home league games, all of which seen both teams find the net.

Best Betting Odds – Newcastle Vs Arsenal

Newcastle – 3/1 (Betway)
Draw – 11/4 (BetFred)
Arsenal – 10/11 (PaddyPower)