Arsenal v Newcastle Predictions & Betting Odds – 16th December 2017

Gunners to sink the Magpies into further trouble


Arsenal v Newcastle Betting Tips – Premier League 16th December 3.00pm

The Gunners will be back on home soil for the first time since losing to Manchester United there, which was their first home loss of the season. Overall though they have produced so well on home soil that they are going to be well backed to take out the Magpies. Newcastle have been having real struggles in defence recently and with Arsenal having scored so well at home this season, then the Magpies could be in for a long afternoon in North London.

Arsenal News and Form

It has been largely positive from Arsenal on home soil in the top flight this season, which has been important as their away form hasn’t been great. The Gunners are W7 L1 in their last eight home games and their winning streak of six was broken in a 3-1 defeat by Manchester United in their last home fixture. Even in that though, the Gunners were an offensive force, but it just wasn’t their day in front of goal. Arsenal have picked up five clean sheets in their seven league home games and therefore Arsenal to win to nil at BetVictor should be a good place to start for this fixture. In their defeat to Manchester United, that was the only time this season that the Gunners haven’t netted at least two goals in a home game. Going forward, Wenger’s men are scoring at an average of 2.6 goals per home game. So it is likely that they are going to get enough chances in this one to get three points on the board. Alexandre Lacazette is the 8/11 anytime goalscorer favourite with Olivier Giroud at 4/6. In the correct score market, an Arsenal 2-0 option is at 6/1 and that looks to be around the right mark as they face the out-of-sorts Magpies. They can also be backed at a price of 3/1 to win by a two goal margin.

Newcastle News and Form

Newcastle are sliding into desperate trouble and they lost again in midweek as they suffered a 1-0 home loss to Everton. So the drop zone has been calling them and they go into the weekend just a point clear of the bottom three. Newcastle have now conceded at least two goals in each of their last three games out on the road and that has put tremendous pressure on them. Overall this season out on the road the Magpies have a really poor W1 D2 L5 record but they have at least scored in each of their last three road games but both teams to score is a big even money quote going into this one. The Magpies have only managed to put up the seven goals away from home so far this season and at the back, they have conceded at an average rate of 1.75 goals per away game. Both teams not to score at BetVictor is probably worth looking at. Dwight Gayle is the only Newcastle player to have scored more than one away goal this season and he is an 11/4 anytime goalscorer option for their trip to the Emirates. Newcastle have conceded 64% of their away goals this season in the second half of matches and three of the five losses that they have suffered away from St James’ Park this term have been by just the one goal. Rafa Benitez is into 12/1 to be the next Premier League manager to go.

Arsenal v Newcastle Head to Head

Arsenal boss the head to head between these from recent Premier League meetings. Arsenal have won their last nine in a row against the Magpies in the top flight and have lost one of the last twelve against them. Arsenal are on a five match winning streak at home against the Magpies in the Premier League.

Arsenal v Newcastle Betting Odds

Arsenal 3/1, Draw 5/1, Newcastle 14/1

Arsenal v Newcastle Predictions

Arsenal to win: The defence of Newcastle has been something of a sloppy shambles recently and they aren’t carrying away form. The Gunners have done very well on home soil and have played some good stuff there this term, even in that loss to Manchester United. The Gunners can take a good win to nil for themselves.

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