Arsenal vs Newcastle United: prediction for the EPL fixture
Arsenal had a slow start to the season, but recently they enjoyed a fantastic series of successful games. The Gunners have made their way to the quarterfinals of the League Cup following a confident victory over Leeds.
After 12 rounds of the Premier League, Arsenal are 5th in the standings with 20 points from 6 victories and 2 draws. The weakest link of MikelArteta's side is poor attacking performance - the Gunners average about 1 goal per game. Arsenal got a narrow win against Watford (1:0) before getting crushed by Liverpool last weekend (0:4).
Xhaka and Kolasinac have been ruled out of this fixture.
Newcastle are having a terrible season. They were knocked out of the League Cup in the very first match, losing to Burnley on penalties.
The Magpies are bottom of the log in the Premier League with only 6 points from 12 games. They remain the only team in the Premier League that hasn't won a single game this season. In the last five rounds, Newcastle drew three times - with Crystal Palace (1:1), Brighton (1:1) and Brentford (3:3), thus recording three points.
Dummett has a calf injury and will not play today.
This bet played in 3 of the last 5 head-to-head games.
In 4 of the last 6 head-to-head games, goals were scored in both halves.
The hosts won 4 of the last 5 head-to-head games.
We don't expect any surprises here. The hosts' superior quality, motivation, and the support of the stands should be enough to win.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) to Arsenal
The Gunners have a huge untapped attacking potential, and the Magpies have been experiencing a lot of problems on the defensive this season. We believe the visitors won't be able to stop Arsenal.
Second wager — total over 3 goals