Newcastle vs Arsenal : 05/16/22 09:00 PM
Tip Newcastle – Arsenal
Newcastle play host to Arsenal at St. James Park in this penultimate round match in the Premiership. The home team are in 14th position with 43 points while the visitors are in fourth spot with 66 points. Newcastle have had two tough matches losing 5-0 and 1-0 to Manchester City and Liverpool respectively. Things don’t get any easier as they come up against an Arsenal team that they have lost their last eight matches against. Newcastle have lost 33 times to Arsenal in the Premier League era which is the most defeats they have suffered against any team. Despite losses in their last two matches they have picked up the fourth most points during this calendar year. Newcastle have won six of their last seven home matches and have also won six of their last eight final home games of the season.
Arsenal may have lost to their main top four rival Tottenham in their last match but they still hold their Champions League destiny in their own hands. They are a point ahead of fifth placed Tottenham and if they win their last two matches they will be in the Champions League for the first time since the 2015/16 season. They were on a four game winning streak in the league before the defeat in the last match. Arsenal should be confident coming into this match as they have not only won the least eight matches against Newcastle but have also kept clean sheets in seven of the matches.
Key points Newcastle – Arsenal
In three of Newcastle’s last five matches there have been over 2.5 goals.
They have only lost once in their last eight home matches.
Only once in Newcastle’s last six matches has both teams scored.
There have been over 2.5 goals in Arsenal’s last five matches.
They have failed to a clean sheet in their last five away matches.
ConclusionNEWCASTLE – ARSENAL
Newcastle have an outside chance of finishing in the top half but will need to win their remaining matches and hope that other results must go their way. Arsenal knows that two wins is all they need to secure their top four place. Newcastle have lost their last nine matches against teams in the top five and will be keen to end that sequence of results. We are backing Arsenal to win this match.