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Giroud goals among top three bets for Arsenal vs Newcastle

| 28.04.2014

With Everton slipping to a 2-0 defeat to Southampton, Arsenal will know that victory over Newcastle will all but secure a Champions League spot for the Gunners.

The North London club can be backed at 2/7 for victory while the draw is on at a distant 9/2 and the Toon are even further out at 10/1 for a first win in seven against Arsene Wenger’s team.

However those looking for the best value bets from the 177 markets available at Ladbrokes would be wise to pick one of the following.

Giroud to score at any time @ 4/5

The Frenchman has a good recent record of goals at the Emirates, having netted a credible six over the course of Arsenal’s last five fixtures at the ground and we reckon he’s something of a banker to get on the scoresheet against the Toon.

Giroud has notched up three goals over the course of Arsenal’s last three games against Newcastle United, a record that makes him too good to ignore when it comes to picking out someone to get on the scoresheet.

Draw/Arsenal – Half-time/Full-time result @ 10/3

Despite enjoying a dominant recent record of four wins on the bounce against the Magpies, the Gunners haven’t always had it their own way against their north east opponents, having gone in level in each of those occasions.

In fact, Arsenal have gone in level in both of their previous two victories at the Emirates and a potentially nervy start for the Londoners could set this game up perfectly for a repeat.

Newcastle United to score under 0.5 goals @ 10/11

Newcastle’s goalscoring woes look likely to continue this Monday with the Toon in terrible form in front of goal going into this encounter.

The Magpies have managed just one goal from their last five Premier League games and have been particularly poor on the road, having failed to find a goal in four of their last five games played away from St James’s Park.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.