Following a thrilling 4-2 win over Brighton on Dec. 31, Arsenal will look to cement the top position in the standings when they take on Newcastle United on Matchday 19. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and bonuses for the Premier League.
Arsenal: Brilliant Season
Nobody expected Arsenal to be one of the two main contenders in January, but here we are, even leading the table with seven points. The team has made almost no mistakes since the start of the campaign and has just one draw to Southampton and a defeat to United. They have been incredible to date, but what follows now are games against Newcastle, Man City, and Man United, so they can’t afford to drop points on Tuesday.
The Gunners look unstoppable at the moment, but Tuesday’s clash will be anything but a walk in the park for Mikel Arteta’s troops. The Spanish manager admitted that his side did little to stem the flow of Brighton’s eye-catching response. Still, a 14th top-flight win of the season, coupled with a Manchester City draw against Everton, allowed the Gunners to enjoy their midnight celebrations seven points clear at the top of the table.
Arteta has finally found the winning formula, as the chemistry in his team’s dressing room could hardly be at a higher level. Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, Eddie Nketiah, and Gabriel Martinelli were all sensational in the magnificent win against Brighton. They finally have that winning mentality around them and their creative offensive weapons are very hard to slow down these days, so we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Newcastle: One Defeat in 17 Games
Everyone knew Newcastle would grow into one of the best teams within a few seasons, but nobody expected them to be this good this soon. The team has just a single defeat in 17 games and the best defense in the league, with just 11 goals conceded.
Victory over Leeds would have allowed Newcastle to move level on points with Man City, but the Magpies remain on the final podium spot entering 2023, only two behind the reigning champions and nine adrift of Arsenal.
They failed to turn their dominance into victory in a goalless draw with Leeds on Dec. 31 and will be eager to return to winning ways and stay in the Champions League berth. This difficult trip leaves them with an uphill battle. While this has been a standout year for Eddie Howe’s side, Tuesday could bring a second league defeat of the campaign.
If you’re betting online, you should wait for the official lineups before placing your wager. Former Arsenal man Joe Willock will hope to receive a warm welcome back to the Emirates, but he could also be sacrificed for the returning Allan Saint-Maximin. Alexander Isak, Jonjo Shelvey, Matt Targett, Emil Krafth, and Paul Dummett are all unavailable for the top-of-the-table clash.
Arsenal vs Newcastle Head-to-Head
The hosts have won 13 of their last 15 home league games and are rarely this well-priced for a victory at the Emirates. Arsenal has won their last 11 home games against Newcastle in all competitions, which bodes well for their first game of 2023.
The hosts are on a five-game winning run in the league thanks to their 4-2 victory over Brighton on Saturday, showing that their title challenge is real. Newcastle lost by a single goal in their only league defeat of this campaign. Despite their great record, the Gunners have only managed one home clean sheet in the league.
Arsenal vs Newcastle Match Information
- Game: Arsenal (14-1-1) vs Newcastle (9-7-1)
- Location: Emirates Stadium, London
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Jan. 2nd, 2:45 p.m. ET
- Arsenal vs Newcastle Live Stream: fubo.tv
Arsenal vs Newcastle Betting Lines
Arsenal vs Newcastle Picks & Prediction
The Gunners enter this clash as favorites, priced at -125 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at 2½.
It is time for Newcastle to lose their second game of the season and Arsenal is one of the few teams that can make it happen. To date, Arsenal has a perfect home record, and their performances have truly been extraordinary. Newcastle can beat the majority of the teams in the league but have a hard time facing teams from the top four or top teams in general.
Clean sheets in the capital have been hard to come by for the hosts, who were exposed on several occasions, so we will combine the moneyline with the goals market.
The Arsenal are listed at -125 in our Vegas Soccer lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Arsenal , you have a chance to win $80. The Newcastle are +310, offering a chance to win $310 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Arsenal a 55.56% chance to win, with Newcastle at 24.39%.