Newcastle vs Arsenal Premier League Predictions

Premier League Newcastle vs Arsenal
Newcastle vs Arsenal Premier League

The match is over.
Score: 0-1

It’s another new era on the Toon as Steve Bruce takes charge of his first competitive match as Newcastle United boss, coming up against an Unai Emery led Arsenal with the Spaniard under intense pressure to bring Champions League football back to the Emirates.

Predictions

On paper, this should be an Arsenal win but with the unpredictable nature of both sides, you can never be too sure on what can happen.

The Magpies will go into this game as underdogs despite being at home, and it might be a toxic atmosphere at St James’ Park that turns this game in Arsenal’s favour.

Arsenal know that they need to get off to a flying start and what better way than a win at a tough place to go? With Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and new signing Nicolas Pepe in attack, it could be goals aplenty.

New Newcastle signings Allain Saint-Maximin and Joelinton could make their debuts but it could take them a while to get into the groove of a new team and to find their form in the Premier League, which could leave Newcastle rudderless.

The visitors will be favourites to record their 12th victory in 13 competitive games against Newcastle with a win, which looks rather likely due to their quality over Newcastle.

The away side are favourites to win this game although it may not be a big a margin as many suggest it could be. A comfortable 3-1 triumph for the London side would appear a likely outcome from it.

Betting Tips

Arsenal are favourites for this clash so an away win carries very little risk while it is also highly likely that they’ll grab a few goals. Newcastle might be faced with a fan protest in this game so that may affect them mentally, while this result is among the best online betting odds for this opening round of Premier League action. 888sport have it as 23/2.

These are lengthy odds for an outcome which is more probable than they reflect. Home advantage could significantly shift the momentum in this game if the Newcastle fans get behind their team and the scoreline being level at the break before the Gunners pull away in the second half is a likely outcome, rated at 19/5 by 888sport.

Statistics

Head to Head

188 games have been played between Arsenal and Newcastle since their very first game back in 1893, with the Toon winning 67 times, a draw being played out 38 times and Arsenal winning 77 times.

Stats

  • The first game came back in 1893 when Newcastle travelled south of the Thames to draw 2-2 with Woolwich Arsenal, the name of the Gunners before they moved to North London.
  • Newcastle won the first game against Arsenal – in their North London habitat – 1-0 in August of 1919, which was only their 2nd win over the Gunners in eight previous years.
  • Arsenal won the first ever Premier League meeting in 1993 when goals from Ian Wright and Alan Smith saw them win 2-1, with Peter Beardsley getting Newcastle’s only goal.
  • Arsenal also won the last game between the two in 2019 when they won 2-0 in front of their own fans at the Emirates when goals from Aaron Ramsey and a late sealer from Alexandre Lacazette gave them three points.

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

All Predictions by James Cooke

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