Kick-off: 2000, 18/01/2021
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Arsenal needed extra-time to beat Newcastle 2-0 in the FA Cup last weekend but we’re backing them to get the job done in regulation play on Monday night.
The Gunners have claimed four straight Premier League wins over the Magpies, keeping clean sheets in the past three, while they are seeking a ninth consecutive home victory over them in this competition.
United haven’t scored at Emirates Stadium since 2014 and 13/10 for the visitors to lose to nil again here is our first Arsenal vs Newcastle prediction.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Arsenal failed to sparkle in Thursday’s goalless stalemate with Crystal Palace, dominating possession but lacking a cutting edge up front.
“I am disappointed because we wanted to win the game, but I think the draw is a fair result,” said Gunners manager Mikel Arteta.
“We lacked some freshness and quality in the final third to win this match. There were situations where we lacked the last pass or the last shot.
“There were moments as well that fatigue played a big moment, when we started to give very difficult balls away.
“I cannot fault the spirit, the fight that they put in – they tried to the last minute, but it wasn’t enough.”
An untimely injury to wing-back Kieran Tierney robbed Arsenal of energy and creativity out wide, but Bukayo Saka and Ainsley Maitland-Niles may be better prepared for this contest if required.
The Gunners had previously claimed a hat-trick of league wins over Chelsea, Brighton and West Brom, netting eight times in the process.
Last Arsenal line-up: Leno, Bellerin, Saka, Holding, Luiz, Ceballos, Maitland-Niles, Smith Rowe, Xhaka, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
Newcastle did not enjoy the rub of the green when going down 1-0 at Sheffield United on Tuesday.
The Magpies had Ryan Fraser sent off just before half-time after he received two bookings in a three-minute spell.
Federico Fernandez was then found guilty of handball in the box via VAR and Billy Sharp slotted home the decisive spot-kick.
However, Steve Bruce was widely criticised for playing a back five against the bottom team, who had not won a league game before then.
The Magpies produced a performance full of negativity and devoid of ideas or imagination, with striker Callum Wilson often isolated and anonymous from the action.
“Because of the games we’ve had, I tried to pick a team with a certain freshness,” said Bruce. “I wanted to see if something different would work.”
United have had a tough schedule, facing three of the top four in a run of six league matches which have yielded just two points.
That has affected their confidence, though, as highlighted by only drawing with Fulham at St James’ Park and losing 1-0 away to Brentford in the EFL Cup.
We fear the slump will continue and 6/1 for a 2-0 home win completes our Arsenal vs Newcastle betting tips.
Last Newcastle line-up: Darlow, Clark, Dummett, Schar, Fernandez, Yedlin, Hayden, Hendrick, Fraser, S Longstaff, Wilson.
ARSENAL 0-0 Crystal Palace
Sheff Utd 1-0 NEWCASTLE
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