The Premier League match between Arsenal and Newcastle United occurs at the Emirates on Saturday. Arsenal still suffered after an agonizing injury-time goal, while Newcastle celebrated a last-minute intervention.

While Eddie Howe’s squad needed extra time to salvage a point in last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Bournemouth, the Gunners lost 1-0 to Porto on Wednesday night’s opening leg of their Champions League last-16 match.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Arsenal to win: ⚽1.38 at Bet9ja
Arsenal to score over 2.5 goals: 🥅2.10 at 1xbet
Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle United) to be booked: ✅3.1 at Betwinner

Arsenal and Newcastle: Previous Games 

With five consecutive victories in the league, Arsenal is still mathematically in the hunt for the Premier League title. The worst outcome, however, occurred in the Champions League’s knockout round, when Arsenal suffered a 1-0 away loss to Porto in the first leg of round 16. It was a surprising outcome, but the rematch comes in only 14 days in London, and Arsenal is still a heavy favorite to advance. With one game remaining, the Gunners trail Manchester City by only one point and Liverpool by five points.

It is not unexpected that Newcastle had a poor Premier League season, given that the club did not make any significant acquisitions. They are winless in their previous four games, but a home draw with Bournemouth is not encouraging. The Champions League group stage was Newcastle’s undoing, but the Magpies are still going strong in the F.A. Cup, having advanced to the quarterfinals. Seven of Newcastle’s twelve Premier League away games this season have ended in defeat.

Probable Arsenal Lineup

Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior; Odegaard, Rice, Jorginho; Saka, Havertz, Martinelli

Probable Newcastle Lineup

Dubravka; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Miley; Almiron, Gordon, Barnes

Betting tips: Arsenal x Newcastle

Check out our predictions of the day for Arsenal vs. Newcastle

Prediction 1: Arsenal x Newcastle / Arsenal to win

The Gunners have failed to score in three of their previous four Premier League matches against Newcastle, and a home team that struggles to find its rhythm will have a tough time improving upon Wednesday’s lackluster offensive showing.

Despite this, Howe’s squad isn’t as formidable defensively as it once was. Still, we’re rooting for the Gunners to pull off a squeaky-clean win so they can keep riding Liverpool’s coattails.

Prediction 2: Arsenal x Newcastle / Arsenal to score over 2.5 goals

The Gunners will be ready to shoot on Saturday at home, although they were disappointed to lose their Champions League encounter in midweek after keeping a clean sheet in the first leg away in Portugal. Arsenal may have been the most offensive Premier League team on the road this season, but they still hold their own at home, particularly after goalless matches.

In all competitions, Arsenal have been shut out four times this season. They scored in each of the following four games, and after losing the FA Cup to Liverpool, they most recently scored five goals against Crystal Palace.

With an offensive unit and defense both plagued by injury, Newcastle has been a goal-scoring machine as of late, allowing 16 goals in their last six 2024 Premier League matches. After losing the Champions League final, Arsenal will be desperate for a win.

Prediction 3: Arsenal x Newcastle / Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle United) to be booked

This game will feature many tackles from Newcastle’s midfielders due to Arsenal’s heavy possession of the ball in the middle of the field. The Brazilian Bruno Guimaraes has been cautioned nine times this season in the Premier League for his fearless footwork. It would help if you considered him for a second wager on Saturday night’s game because of how astutely Arsenal plays a possession game.