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Newcastle v Arsenal Prediction & Betting Tips, 11th August 2019

9th August 2019 / lee

Newcastle v Arsenal Premier League Preview, 11th August 2.00pm

The Gunners make a trip to St James’ Park to kick off the new season of Premier League action. Once again Arsenal look as if they are going to deliver a potent attacking force, but how will their defence stand up? Newcastle had a change of managers over the summer with Steve Bruce replacing Rafa Benitez. What can they get out of their opener? Read our Newcastle v Arsenal betting tips for more.

Newcastle v Arsenal Betting Odds*

Arsenal 8/11
Draw 11/4
Newcastle 7/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 8th, 2019 at 5:49 p.m.)

Newcastle News and Form

What next in the ongoing saga at Newcastle? Rafa Benitez couldn’t be convinced to stay, Steve Bruce has taken over the top job. They have spent a bit of money, breaking the club record actually to bring in striker Joelinton and they needed someone upfront with Ayoze Perez and Salomon Rondon having parted ways with the club. They also saw the return of Andy Carroll on transfer deadline day.

It is going to be some important that the Magpies get off to a strong start, or things could turn very sour very quickly for Bruce. Under Benitez, Newcastle rallied to a 13th place finish in the league table and they posted a W8 D1 L10 record on home soil for the campaign. They were not a major goal-scoring threat, averaging under a goal per game.

Just 37% of Newcastle’s home fixutres ended up over 2.5 goals. Seven of the ten defeats which they suffered at home was by a one-goal margin only. They only managed to open the scoring in six home games during the last campaign. As a positive, they did win six of their last eight home games for the season.

Newcastle v Arsenal Head to Head

Arsenal won both league meetings last season
The Gunners have won twelve of the last thirteen meetings (L1)
Newcastle have lost five of their last six at home against Arsenal, all by a one-goal margin
Both teams have scored in four of the last six meetings

Arsenal News and Form

There has been a shakeup in personnel at Arsenal. After losing captain Laurent Koscielny they have brought in Dani Ceballos on loan, and have signed David Luiz and Kieran Tierney to bolster the backline. The biggest chunk of money went on exciting forward Nicolas Pepe from Lille. So there is no question that Arsenal look a little bit unbalanced in terms of their attack being better than their defence.

Despite a collapse in form at the end of last season Arsenal took fifth place and were only two points behind third-placed Chelsea. They did also make it to the Europa League Final so it wasn’t a disastrous season (aside from not making the Champions League) and something to build on. They are probably going to have a lot of goals in them, the question is, can they get that defence right? Only Manchester United conceded more goals among the top 9 finishers in the league last season than Arsenal did.

The Gunners posted a W7 D4 L8 away record for the last campaign and they lost three of their last four away from the Emirates. Seven of their eight away defeats last season happened in their final twelve away games of the campaign. Arsenal scored an average 1.6 goals per away game last season, their defence conceded at an average of 1.8 per game. Both teams scored in 79% of Arsenal’s away games, the Gunners taking just one away clean sheet all season. They did open the scoring in 11 of their 19 road games.

Newcastle v Arsenal Tips & Odds

Arsenal to win by a one-goal margin at 11/4
Over 2.5 goals at 4/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 8th, 2019 at 5:49 p.m.)

Who will win – Newcastle v Arsenal Predictions

Arsenal probably isn’t going to make life too easy on themselves until they find a way to settle their defence down. So it’s worth looking at a high scoring game here given what the Gunners churned out on the road the last term. Still, Arsenal should be walking away with three points.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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