Arsenal vs Newcastle Prediction and Analysis
The busy program in the English Premier League continues with the meetings of the intermediate 18th round.
Undoubtedly, the most interesting match on Tuesday is between the teams of Arsenal and Newcastle.
Who enter the match in 1st and 3rd place respectively in the Premier League standings.
This is expected to be another test for Arsenal on their way to the coveted title.
But this test is shaping up to be a tough one as the Magpies have enjoyed a good campaign.
However, they will have to overcome the tough complex they have from the Emirates Stadium.
Newcastle have lost in their last 11 visits to this venue at Premier League level.
In my opinion, it will be very difficult for Eddie Howe's players to break this trend.
It's just that the Gunners are like a rollercoaster at home in their stadium.
In fact, Arsenal have won 6 of their last 7 league games against the Magpies.
Moreover, in each of these victories, the Londoners kept a clean sheet .
I'm also betting on Bukayo Saka to score in the looming home win today.
As he also scored in the 2nd game after the World Cup break. And hit the target in the last few meetings with the Magpies in London.
Arsenal - statistics and info
Arsenal extended their lead at the top of the table to seven points as they cruised to a 4-2 triumph at visiting Brighton.
Goals from Saka, Odegaard, Nketiah and Martinelli helped the Gunners secure a 5th consecutive Premier League success.
Mikel Arteta is not getting carried away by talk of a first title since 2004, saying:
"It's a big win in a really tough place. But there is still a very long time.
My excitement comes when I walk into the dressing room and the players talk about what they should have done better today.
It means they know we can still play better and be better.
And against Newcastle we have to be better."
Arsenal have dropped just four points in 16 games (14-1-1) so far. And he showed that he can handle tough fights.
I think Newcastle will not play defensively, which would be detrimental in North London.
The Magpies will have their moments here.
But the Gunners are likely to go for an eighth straight win at home in 2022/23.
And their goal difference for this period is also impressive - 22:8 in their 7 meetings at the Emirates so far.
Newcastle - statistics and info
Newcastle's hot streak of 6 consecutive victories in the Premier League was stopped .
It follows a goalless draw against Leeds at St James' Park last round.
On a rainy afternoon, the Magpies fired 16 shots at the opponent's goal.
But unfortunately their best chances came in front of defenders. And that somewhat justifies the lack of a goal for them.
Fabian Schar missed no fewer than three promising opportunities. And Dan Byrne also failed to sign.
Eddie Howe commented:
"They gave their all today, in difficult conditions against a difficult opponent.
We created chances and sometimes in football it's like that - you just can't score, no matter what the reason.
The most important thing is that we didn't lose the game trying to win it."
The Magpies have failed to score in just four of 17 Premier League games this season.
And their only defeat of the campaign so far came away to Liverpool (9-7-1).
Squads and injured footballers
Lineups: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Jacka, Party; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Nketia
Injured: Jesus, Nelson
Lineups: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Bothman, Byrne; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Wilson, Saint-Maximin
Injured: Isaac, Shelvey, Target, Kraft, Dummett
League standings and form