Arsenal v Newcastle betting tips: Howe hopes to end poor Gunners run
Arsenal v Newcastle betting tips and odds
Eddie Howe will be in the dug-out on Saturday when Newcastle hope to end their winless start to the season and a terrible recent record against Arsenal.
A positive Covid test meant Howe missed the exciting 3-3 draw with Brentford last weekend which resulted in them dropping to the foot of the table following Norwich’s 2-1 win against Southampton, but he has since had a negative test.
The Gunners are 4/9 favourites to bounce back from Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Liverpool but let’s check out some of the other options in our Arsenal v Newcastle betting tips.
Howe spent Saturday’s game confined to a hotel room so he may have to wait until Tuesday’s clash with Norwich for his first game in charge, with Jason Tindall potentially once again at the helm.
Newcastle have lost their last seven encounters with Arsenal in all competitions, failing to score in six successive matches against them, so the hosts to win to nil at 8/5 certainly has its merits.
That said, former Bournemouth manager Howe has promised to introduce a positive style of football and that was certainly on display at St James’ Park.
An impressive performance & a goal from Joelinton against Brentford in the 3-3 draw.💪⚽
— Newcastle United StatZone (@nufcsz) November 22, 2021
Mikel Arteta’s side have moved up to fifth on the back of an eight-game unbeaten streak which ended in spectacular fashion with a 4-0 defeat at Anfield.
However, they have won all their matches against teams in the bottom six this season and all of their games involving teams 16th or below ended in 1-0 victories which is available at 7/1.
Arsenal have kept the fourth highest number of clean sheets but have conceded in three of their last four games at the Emirates, so we go 15/8 on the hosts to win and both teams to score.
Arteta is likely to stick with a 4-4-1-1 formation in which Alexandre Lacazette plays in the number 10 role behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Albert Sambi Lokonga started the game at Anfield but was substituted early in the second half having twice given the ball away in dangerous areas.
It remains to be seen whether he accompanies Thomas Partey in the heart of midfield or whether Ainsley Maitland-Niles gets another chance.
Howe has most of his major players available so is likely to stick with a 4-3-3 formation in which Callum Wilson is the main striker, supported by Joelinton and Allan Saint-Maximin.
Swiss defender Fabian Schar returned to the starting line-up having been frozen out under Steve Bruce but went off injured 20 minutes from time and is doubtful for the game.
Aubameyang has not scored in his last three Premier League games but he has struck in his last five appearances against Newcastle and is 7/2 favourite to get the ball rolling or 19/20 to find the net.
Bukayo Saka scored in last season’s 3-0 victory against the Magpies and is 8/1 and 13/5 in the two markets while Emile Smith Rowe is 13/2 and 23/10 having broken the deadlock in the FA Cup win against Saturday’s opponents in January.
Wilson is regarded as the 11/2 favourite from the United contingent to get the game’s first goal or 2/1 to score while Saint-Maximin is 14/1 and 9/2 to find the net as he did against the Bees.
Joelinton bagged the second against the Bees and is 16/1 and 5/1 in the two markets as the last of our Arsenal v Newcastle betting tips.
Where: Emirates Stadium
When: 12:30, Saturday 27th November
How to watch: BT Sport
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication