Arsenal will host Newcastle in Round 18 of the Premier League.
The match will start at 7:45 p.m. GMT on Tuesday, 3 January 2023. The match venue is Emirates Stadium, London.
Latest odds on betting sites
Arsenal have their winning odds placed at 2.00 (+100 American; 1/11 Fractional). Newcastle, on the other hand, has their winning odds placed at 4.80 (+380; 19/5). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 4.00 (+300; 3/1).
The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Arsenal — 54%, draw — 25%, Newcastle — 21%.
Latest betting odds on Arsenal vs Newcastle (3 January 2023):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.98 (-102; 49/50)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
- Asian handicap (-1.25) on Arsenal — 2.76 (+176; 44/25)
- Asian handicap (+1.25) on Newcastle — 1.48 (-208; 12/25)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.91 (-110; 91/100)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
Match preview and stats
Arsenal smashed Brighton by four goals to two in their last Premier League game. Bukayo Saka opened the scoreline in the second minute with a nice finish from close range. Martin Odegaard doubled their lead in the 39th minute with a half-volley into the net. Edward Nketiah made it 3-0 in the 47th minute as he finished from close range.
Kaoru Mitoma pulled one back in the 65th minute with a curling shot into the net. Gabriel Martinelli made it 4-1 in the 71st minute with a nice finish through the keeper’s legs and into the net. Evan Ferguson scored a nice goal in the 77th minute as he lifted the ball over the net.
Arsenal had 32% ball possession and completed 209 passes. The Gunners created five big chances. Arsenal had 14 shots with seven being on target. They had an expected goal of 2.93 compared to Brighton’s expected goal of 0.53.
Arsenal are top of the Premier League table with 43 points. The Gunners have scored 40 goals while conceding 14 goals with a goal difference of +26.
Arsenal team news: Gabriel Jesus is out with a knee injury. Smith Rowe is unavailable due to a groin injury. Reiss Nelson is out with a knock.
Newcastle played a goalless draw against Leeds in their last Premier League game. Newcastle were the better side as they created countless chances but were unable to convert their chances.
Newcastle had 59% ball possession and completed 324 passes. The Magpies created seven big chances and missed all the chances. Newcastle had 16 shots with five being on target. They had an expected goal of 2.19 compared to Leeds's expected goal of 0.38.
Newcastle are third in the Premier League table with 34 points. The Magpies have scored 32 goals while conceding 11 goals with a goal difference of +21.
Newcastle team news: Alexander Isak is out with a calf injury. Emil Krafth is out with a ligament injury. Jonjo Shelvey is a doubt with a calf injury. Matt Targett is out with a foot injury. Paul Dummett is unavailable due to a calf injury.
Arsenal vs Newcastle H2H
Arsenal got a 2-0 win over Newcastle in the home fixture last season.
Arsenal have won three of their last four meetings between both sides.
Four of the last five games have ended in under 2.5 goals.
Projected lineups and key players
Arsenal projected starting lineup:
- Aaron Ramsdale
- Kieran Tierney
- Ben White
- William Saliba
- Thomas Partey
- Granit Xhaka
- Edward Nketiah
- Bukayo Saka
- Gabriel Martinelli
- Martin Odegaard
Notable subs: Nicolas Pepe.
Martin Odegaard was incredible against Brighton as he scored one goal and provided one assist. The Norweigan international has scored seven goals in the league, overperforming his expected goals of 4.66. He has provided five assists while creating 33 chances.
Newcastle United projected starting lineup:
- Nick Pope
- Kieran Trippier
- Fabian Schlar
- Sven Bachman
- Daniel Burn
- Joseph Willock
- Bruno Guimaraes
- Miguel Almiron
- Callum Wilson
- Allan Saint-Maximin
Notable subs: Jacob Murphy
Miguel Almiron has been brilliant this season. He has scored nine goals in the Premier League, overperforming his expected goals of 5.14. Almiron has created 10 chances in the league while providing one assist.
Betting tips and predictions
Arsenal has been brilliant this season as they are top of the Premier League table with 43 points. The Gunners smashed Brighton in their last game at the American Express Community Stadium. Newcastle has been the surprise of the season as they maintained third place in the league after 17 games. They have been brilliant as they are unbeaten in their last five games with four wins. Both teams are coming into this tie strongly but Arsenal edges it. I predict Arsenal to win.
Four of the last five meetings between both games have ended in 2-0. Arsenal have won three of the last five games between both sides with a scoreline of 2-0. This has been the most common scoreline between both sides. I predict a 2-0 correct score
Betting prediction: Arsenal to win
Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; 1/1 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Correct score 2-0
Odds: 9.00 (+800 American; 8/1 Fractional)
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