As the 2023 English Premier League season draws to a close, Arsenal will welcome Newcastle to the Emirates Stadium on May 7. This matchday 37 fixture promises to be an entertaining affair, with both teams eager to secure maximum points.
Arsenal are currently in a battle for a top-four finish and a spot in next season’s UEFA Champions League. Meanwhile, Newcastle are looking to climb the table and avoid relegation to the Championship.
Arsenal vs. Newcastle Odds
The bookmakers have Arsenal as clear favorites for this fixture, with odds of 1/2 for a home win. Newcastle are priced at 6/1 for an upset victory, while a draw is at 7/2.
Arsenal have been in good form at home all season, winning 12 of their 18 games and conceding just 14 goals. Newcastle, on the other hand, have struggled on the road, winning just four of their 18 games and conceding 27 goals.
Arsenal vs. Newcastle Prediction
Based on recent performances, Arsenal should comfortably secure the three points in this fixture. They have won their last four matches, including a 3-1 victory over Liverpool. In contrast, Newcastle have only won once in their last six games.
Arsenal’s attacking trio of Aubameyang, Lacazette, and Pepe have been in top form recently, with 10 goals and four assists between them in the last five games. Newcastle’s defense has been porous throughout the season, conceding 62 goals in 36 games.
Arsenal’s midfield, led by the impressive Bukayo Saka, should also dominate possession and create numerous chances for their forwards. Newcastle’s midfield, meanwhile, has been inconsistent, with Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron struggling for consistency.
Arsenal vs. Newcastle Line
Arsenal will likely field their strongest line-up, with the likes of Thomas Partey and Dani Ceballos controlling the midfield. Their defense, led by Gabriel and Kieran Tierney, will be looking to keep Newcastle’s attack at bay.
Newcastle will rely on Saint-Maximin’s trickery and Callum Wilson’s goalscoring ability to threaten Arsenal’s backline. They will also need key performances from Matt Ritchie and Jonjo Shelvey in midfield.
Arsenal vs. Newcastle Time
The match will kick off at 3 pm GMT on May 7, 2023.
Arsenal vs. Newcastle Best Bets
The best bet for this fixture would be an Arsenal win, with Aubameyang to score at any time. Another good bet would be for Arsenal to win and for there to be over 2.5 goals in the game.
Arsenal should secure a comfortable victory over Newcastle in this fixture, with their attacking trio and midfield dominance likely to be too much for the visitors. The Gunners will be looking to strengthen their grip on a top-four finish and secure Champions League football for next season. Meanwhile, Newcastle will be looking to avoid relegation and secure their Premier League status for another year.