Tip Arsenal - Newcastle
Arsenal's bid to get into the top four continues but they need to cut out the draws. The Gunners are tenth in the table and only ahead of 12th placed Newcastle United on goal difference. Arsenal are ten points adrift of fourth place and eight behind the Europa League position with a game in hand. They have drawn their last four league games but are unbeaten in five. Home form has seen Arsenal win just one of their last eight in the Premier League but four points have come from their last two. If they want a top four finish though, they have to start winning and this looks a good opportunity to do so.
Newcastle United are 12th in the table on the same number of points as their opponents. While the optimistic among their fans will be still dreaming of qualifying for Europe, the fact is both sides are only seven points above the relegation zone. Newcastle have only won one of their last seven league games with three draws in the last four. They still have key players out injured and away form has produced just one win in the last six. Three of their next four league games are away from home, so it'll be interesting to see just where United are in a few weeks time. Go for a narrow home win in this game.
Key points Arsenal - Newcastle
Arsenal's home form is improving with four points from their last two league games.
Newcastle United have only won one of their last six away league games.
Arsenal won the reverse fixture 1-0.
Conclusion Arsenal - Newcastle
A poor run over the next few games could see both these teams being dragged into a relegation battle. Some good results though, either in the Premier League or FA Cup could see them challenging for Europe. Arsenal are drawing too many games but gradually improving at home. Newcastle continue to be inconsistent and aren't at their best on the road. Go for Arsenal to get the win here.
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Arsenal Newcastle Prediction published on February 12, 2020