Arsenal vs Newcastle Odds Guide, Preview & Betting Tips: Gotta Be Goals

Martin OdegaardNewcastle remain in the hunt for Champions League places, but this may not be the best time to travel to Arsenal in the Premier League (8pm Saturday). The Gunners’ last two league games have yielded 11 goals, with none conceded as the team breezed past West Ham United and Burnley. Will Arsenal’s impressive recent form lead to a comfortable three points, or will Newcastle come away with a positive result? Read on for our AFC vs NUFC preview with betting tips.

Arsenal go into this EPL game as clear favourites, with most of the safe and trustworthy UK bookmakers offering just 1/3 on the home win. The draw follows at best industry odds of 9/2, while victory for Newcastle United is out at 7/1.

Those 6-0 and 5-0 wins contributed to five straight victories for Mikel Arteta and his Arsenal team. Only title rivals Manchester City have claimed more Premier League points in the last six matches. In contrast, Newcastle United have taken eight points from their last six EPL games.

Form guide and home advantage suggest a win for the hosts, but Newcastle retain a strong squad, despite some injuries and other notable absences. Could the Gunners’ Champions League tie with FC Porto on Wednesday night also add some fatigue issues into the mix?

The odds suggest that comfortable home victory, but there are some positives for the Magpies, and it is also worth remembering that Eddie Howe’s men won the reverse fixture 1-0 in November.

The first goalscorer market is dominated by AFC players with Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah starting the match as joint-favourites to find the net first. Both men are quoted at 11/2, while Gabriel Jesus and Leandro Trossard are available at 6/1. The first option for NUFC backers is Alexander Isak at 10/1, while winger Harvey Barnes is next at 14/1.

One Arsenal player worth considering at longer odds is Martin Odegaard. The Norwegian opened the scoring in the Gunners’ win over Burnley last weekend and he can be backed this time at 10/1. For Newcastle United, Anthony Gordon has made important scoring contributions this season and he will attract interest at 16/1.

In other side bets, Both Teams to Score is quoted for Saturday at best industry odds of 8/11. If you think at least one of these sides will be shut out, the top price for the ‘no’ option on BTTS stands at 6/5.

The bookies clearly think this will be an attacking 90 minutes as the Total Goals markets offer shorter figures than usual. A stake Above the 2.5 line will currently be paid at a best of 8/17. By pushing that up one notch, Over 3.5 goals will deliver at a top price of 6/5. If you feel this will be a day for the defences to remain strong, Under 2.5 goals may be your best option at 7/4.

That leaves us to sign off with some Correct Score suggestion. If you agree with the odds setters and can’t see past the home win, a final scoreline of Arsenal 3 Newcastle United 1 is worth a look at best odds of 11/1. A 2-1 win for Newcastle is quoted at a top price of 25/1, while the 2-2 draw can be backed at a best of 18/1.

Our Preview’s AFC vs NUFC Betting Tips Verdict for this EPL Game

Newcastle United may be seen as a threat, but their Premier League position and current form is the key indicator for Saturday. It could be argued that Arsenal have faced weak opposition in the last fortnight, but 11 goals for and none conceded is a seriously impressive return.

This preview is struggling to see past the home win, so we need to consider the side markets this time. Often, when there are short prices for high scoring games, the match ends in a dull encounter, but we don’t expect that to be the case this time.

Having analysed Arsenal’s attacking prowess, its is worth remembering Newcastle’s recent games have also been full of goals. Their last three matches have produced a total of 17 goals, and that run started with a 4-4 home draw against Luton Town.

With that in mind, Over 3.5 Goals is the first of this preview’s betting tips. Both Teams to Score looks fairly safe, but at odds of 8/11, we’ll look for longer options. Martin Odegaard at 3/1 for a goal at any time is a reasonable price with the layers. That opener against Burnley last week is one of eight goals in all competitions for the Norwegian this term. So our brace of selections looks like this, at best odds of course: