The Premier League continues this weekend, with teams looking to gain momentum ahead of the hectic Christmas period. For today’s betting tip, we’ll be focusing on the important fixture in the Premier League this weekend between Arsenal and Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal’s impressive form finally ended last weekend. Mikel Arteta’s side was enjoying their best spell of the season but Liverpool dispatched the Gunners at Anfield. They fell to a 4-0 defeat, leaving them fifth in the Premier League table.
For this fixture, Arsenal have no new injury concerns. Granit Xhaka is expected to return in the new year, whilst Sead Kolasinac sustained a significant injury on international duty. Young striker Folarin Balogun will also miss out but he was unlikely to start.
Saturday marks Eddie Howe’s first game in charge of Newcastle. After COVID ruled him out of last week’s fixture, Newcastle fans are hoping a new manager means a turn of form. They had a positive result last week - a 3-3 thriller with newly promoted Brentford - but they remain bottom of the Premier League table.
Eddie Howe has an array of players to choose from. Newcastle are fortunate to only have two senior players at the injury table. Paul Dummet was announced to be “back out running” as of October 22nd, whilst Fabian Schar is at 25% after securing a World Cup berth with Switzerland.
This fixture has a very one-sided history as of late. Arsenal haven’t even dropped a point to Newcastle United since 2018. Arsenal has a run of seven-straight victories over Newcastle United - including Newcastle failing to score in the last six.
Newcastle United’s chances aren’t helped by their terrible record at the Emirates. The Magpies haven’t managed to muster any victories at City’s home in a decade. However, this is a very different Newcastle. They have new owners, a new manager, and an aura of the unknown heading into the weekend.
Everything points to an Arsenal win. We think, looking at previous fixtures, the chances of a win-to-nil is likely. They have won six-in-a-row without conceding to Newcastle. Therefore, we are predicting that Arsenal will win to nil with Betfred at 8/5.