Arsenal vs Newcastle Preview, Head-to-Head H2H and Prediction, Premier League 2020/21 – Round 19
After enduring a difficult start to the league season, Arsenal will look to build on their recent 4-match unbeaten run to recover themselves, and Alley Sport is here with Arsenal vs Newcastle Preview. Mikel Arteta led his Gunners side to the next round of the FA Cup last week and will take on Crystal Palace in the league before hosting Steve Bruce’s Newcastle.
Arsenal vs Newcastle Preview
The Gunners played against Newcastle last week, albeit in the FA Cup 3rd round, and after the two teams were unable to break the deadlock in 90 minutes, the game went to extra time. Arsenal youngster Emile Smith-Rowe and Gunners captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang found the back of the next in extra time, sending last year’s FA Cup champions through to the next round of the competition.
On the other hand, Steve Bruce’s Newcastle suffered a disappointing defeat at the hands of bottom-of-the-league Sheffield United, who incidentally won their first match in the league this season. Substitute Ryan Fraser, who was brought on by Steve Bruce to get his team a goal did the opposite, by conceding a penalty and getting himself an early bath. Sheffield United’s Billy Sharp slotted away from the spot to give all 3 points to the Blades. The red card means that Fraser will not be playing in the match against Arsenal.
Arsenal vs Newcastle Preview: H2H (Head-to-Head)
Arsenal and Newcastle United have played each other 185 times, the North London club have had the upper hand, winning 80 of those matches, while the Magpies have won 67. The two teams have shared the spoils 38 times. Historically, Arsenal have been the better team and thus can be counted as favourites for the next encounter, as the match will be played at their home.
More recently, Newcastle have struggled against the Gunners. In the last 10 years, Newcastle have beaten Arsenal only once, a 2-1 at the St. James’ Park in 2017/18 season. Arsenal’s only goal in that game was scored by current striker Lacazette. In the past decade, Arsenal have beat Newcastle 16 times across competitions, drawn 2 and lost just the one time. The last time Arsenal lost to Newcastle at Emirates Stadium was in 2010. Since then, the Magpies haven’t been able to defeat the Gunners in 9 trips to London.
Arteta would want to continue recent tradition by picking up all 3 points at home against Newcastle, helping Arsenal as they try to salvage their season by finishing in the European qualification places.
Arsenal vs Newcastle Preview: Score Prediction
Arteta and co are in good form of late, while Newcastle, in contrast, fell to defeat against the last-placed team in the league. This game will be a challenge for the visitors and we expect Arsenal to take all 3 points, winning 2-0.
Arsenal vs Newcastle Preview: Live Stream
Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar will be broadcasting the game in India from 0130 IST. Fans in the UK can watch this game on Sky Sports UK from 2100 BST.
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