Struggling Newcastle are most likely in for a tough assignment when going up against The Gunners this coming Saturday at Emirates Stadium. With a string of mediocre performances, at best, it would be astounding to see the former take any point here.
Ranked 5th in the Premier League, The Gunners have collected 20 points from 11 games. On 6 points, The Magpies see themselves ranked as number 20 after 11 matches. The Magpies will be eager to finally claim a win after a couple of draws, however against Arsenal, one point could still prove acceptable.
The Gunners are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. The hosts this coming Saturday claimed a steady 13 goals in their previous 10 matches. An average of 1.3 goals per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents 11 goals, or an average of 1.1 goals a game. They clawed out a clean sheet 5 times in this run.
The Magpies are currently performing rather modestly when it comes to goal-scoring. The visitors this coming Saturday managed a bearable 13 goals in the past 10 outings. That is an average of 1.3 goals a game, in which their opponents scored a total of 21 goals. They claimed 0 clean sheets as they averaged 2.1 against per match. Let's take a look at our predictions!
Stats and facts for Arsenal and Newcastle.
- Arsenal unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row at home;
- Arsenal has won in the last 4 of 5 matches at home;
- Arsenal scored in the last 7 of 9 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Arsenal's last 3 of 5 matches.
- Newcastle did not win the last 12 matches in a row;
- Newcastle did not win the last 6 matches in a row when playing away;
- Newcastle conceded the last 12 matches in a row;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Newcastle's last 4 of 6 matches.
Current form — Arsenal v. Newcastle
Arsenal on a roll
Arsenal look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. Arsenal are looking to bounce back from a recent setback and get back to winning ways. In their last three matches, they first took out Leicester by 2-0, before downing Watford by 1-0. The winning streak came to an end against Liverpool, who ran out 4-0 winners.
The Gunners to avenge embarrassing defeat
Newcastle go into this encounter hoping to turn a page, as performances in recent matches have been pretty scrappy. It is not all bad, but it is not fantastic either for Newcastle right now, with just 2 points from their last 3 matches. They started by losing 0-3 at the hands of Chelsea, before drawing 1-1 with Brighton. They secured a point in their latest encounter, a 3-3 draw against Brentford.
Judging by the strong performances mentioned in the above, The Gunners seem in with a good shot of another win against Newcastle. The bookmakers currently settle the price for at home win at 1.36 whereas a win for the visitors pays out odds of 7.50.
Arsenal v. Newcastle — fixture history
Arsenal held on to a clean sheet in their last encounters with The Magpies in the Premier League. They ended up 2-0 winners in May 2021 and 3-0 winners in January 2021. Arsenal have been able to win 90% of their last 10 encounters against upcoming Newcastle in the Premier League. In other words, they have a 9-0-1 recent record, with the latter winning 10% of the matches. Over 2.5 goals only came out as a winning bet 4 times in the past 10 matches between Arsenal and Newcastle. Both teams found the back of the net 2 times in those 10 matches.
Current standings in the Premier League
Looking at the current Premier League standings, Arsenal and Newcastle are currently 14 points and 15 places apart. Arsenal will no doubt attempt to grab all three points from The Magpies on Saturday to move further up the league table. Despite being the outsider in this clash, Newcastle will try to make this a miserable day for their opponents. The result of this game could have a big impact on both teams in their upcoming matches. There is every reason to zoom in on the clash between Arsenal and Newcastle.
Top scorers markets
Emile Smith-Rowe has been the most prolific scorer for the home team recently. Surely, Arsenal are relying on him to once again shine in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, Newcastle will be looking to Callum Wilson in the hope that he will add more goals to his current total of 2 goals in his latest games.