Betting tips for Newcastle vs Arsenal 15.04.2018
The St James Park receives, this Sunday, the match of the 34th day of the Premier League, which will face the local team of Newcastle and Arsenal. After facing some difficulties in his return to the Premier League, the magpies seem to have improved in this final phase and seeks, as soon as possible, ensure permanence in the top flight of English football. Meanwhile, the Gunners, now almost definitely out of contention for the Champions League, are focusing on the Europa League, the only possibility for Wenger's men to win a title this season.
The Newcastle comes to this game a week after having achieved an excellent victory in the field of Leicester (2-1), in a match in which the men led by Rada Benitez were better and deserved to add the three points. This was the third consecutive victory for a team that only lost once in the last nine days and, at home, has already seven games without losing. Thus, the magpies rose to the tenth place, to 16 points of the European zone and to 10 of the descent, leaving them very little to assure mathematically the permanence. They have 10 wins, 8 draws and 14 defeats in the league, with 33 goals scored and 41 received, with Dwight Gayle as top scorer with 5 goals. Benitez will still not be able to count on Jesús Gámez, Elliott and Joselu and, taking into account the last exhibitions of his team, the Spanish coach is not expected to make any changes in the eleven.
The Arsenal travels to the north-east of England only three days after playing in Moscow, against CSKA (2-2), in a game in which they sealed the move to the semifinals of the Europa League. Also the London team is going through a good moment of the season, adding seven consecutive games without losing with six wins, although they received 5 goals in the last 3 games. In league, the team commanded by Arsene Wenger is sixth, with 5 points more than Burnley and three of Chelsea, being already at a distance of 13 from the qualifying zone for the Champions League. They have 1 wins, 6 draws and 10 defeats, with 61 goals scored and 43 received, having in Lacazette their top scorer, with 10 goals. For this visit to St James Park, Wenger still can not count on Cazorla, Mkhitaryan, Ospina and Ramsey and will have to recover Xhaka that will be one of the novelties in the eleven of the Gunners. Chambers and Kolasinac in defense and Iwobi in one of the attack bands, in addition to Aubameyang as forward will be the other new faces in the French count with respect to Thursday's game.
Although Arsenal is a better team than Newcastle, we can expect a very balanced match on Sunday. Both teams go through their best moments of the season and while the magpies want to ensure mathematical permanence as soon as possible, the Gunners will present an eleven with rotations, as they are giving priority to the Europa League. Thus, a favorable bet to those of the house can be a good option for this duel.
Newcastle vs Arsenal Prediction: X/X 7.00
Newcastle vs Arsenalo Betting Tip: Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.80
Newcastle vs Arsenal Score Recommendations: 1-1 10.00