Tip Newcastle - Arsenal
Arsenal opened the season with two losses, against Chelsea and Manchester City and though they had some uncomfortable spells against West Ham and Cardiff, they managed to hold off for six points and as many goals. They have score two goals or more in four of their last five matches and will be hoping to build on that when they get back to action. What Arsenal will need to improve on though, is their defensive discipline; they have conceded eight goals in the last five matches, have just two clean sheets in 11 games and three in 15 away matches. They have however scored 10 goals in the last five matches and have netted in 11 of their last 12 Premier League matches away from home. Newcastle take to the game a run of four losses and a draw in the last five matches, in which they have scored four goals and conceded nine. They have a win and four losses at home in the last five matches and four wins in the last 10 home matches. In their last 15 games, Newcastle have managed just two wins, 10 losses and four clean sheets. They have however scored in four of their last five matches. In the Premier League, they have one win and seven losses in the last nine outings and have been very poor against Arsenal, winning just one of their last 13 meetings. Arsenal on the other hand have beaten Newcastle in 10 of the last 11 meetings but will hope to address their poor run away from home in the league, having also lost at St. James Park in their last visit here. With three wins in their last five matches, and just one loss in the last five away, Arsenal will head to this game the more confident. They have six wins in their last 10 matches and four clean sheets ion their last 15 matches but having picked just two wins in 11 away matches, they have something more to play for. Head to head, the two sides have met 159 times and Newcastle have 59 wins, Arsenal have 66.
Key points Newcastle - Arsenal
Newcastle have seven losses in the last nine Premier League matches.
Arsenal have three clean sheets in 15 away matches in the Premier League.
Arsenal have beaten Newcastle in 10 of the last 11 meetings.
Conclusion Newcastle - Arsenal
Going to the game, both teams have issues they are struggling with; Arsenal are on a better footing but have two issues bogging them down – the lack of clean sheets (defensive woes) and a poor run away from home, and on the other hand, Newcastle are really yearning for that first win of the season. It will build their psyche in a big way if they can get it against Arsenal but going by their form, betting on them could be too big a risk. Perhaps they will get a goal, going By Arsenal’s defensive output, but a win for Arsenal and a prediction of over 2.5 goals sounds more realistic here. However, Arsenal leading in both halves seems to have good returns.
Newcastle Arsenal Prediction published on September 13, 2018