Newcastle vs Arsenal Odds Guide, Preview, Predictions, Betting Picks: AFC Away?

Bukayo SakaTwo teams who are hoping to maintain a title challenge meet at St James’s Park on Saturday (1.30pm ET; 5.30pm GMT). For Arsenal, it’s all going to plan so far: The Gunners are unbeaten in the Premier League, and they could end the game week on top of the table, if other results go their way.

Newcastle have started more slowly, and the pressure will be on manager Eddie Howe to repeat a top four finish at the very least. The Magpies, have also lost new signing Sandro Tonali to a ban, in unexpected circumstances, so it has been a difficult start, but a win here will give the hosts a serious boost. Read on for our NUFC vs AFC preview, with predictions and betting picks

There are odds against figures on all three possible outcomes, but Arsenal will start as favorites. The away win can currently be claimed at 6/4, while victory for Newcastle is next at a general 9/5. Completing the match result betting is the draw which is quoted at best industry odds of 5/2.

After last weekend’s fixtures, Arsenal sat in second place, two points behind the leaders Spurs. Newcastle were further back in sixth place and are seven points behind Saturday’s opponents. The form guide shows that both teams have picked up 14 points from their last six matches, so there is very little to split the sides in terms of recent results.

Both teams were in EFL Cup action on Wednesday. Arsenal made the short trip across London to face West Ham United and the Gunners went down 3-1 after resting some key players. Newcastle were away at Manchester United in a repeat of last season’s Cup Final, and Eddie Howe’s men produced a brilliant display which saw them come through as 3-0 winners.

We shouldn’t read too much into those results: Newcastle were forced to field a stronger side due to a number of injuries, but the victory may give the Magpies some momentum as they prepare for Saturday.

Newcastle’s Callum Wilson leads the first goalscorer betting for this game, and you can claim the England international at best odds of 13/2. Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah is next at 15/2, while his teammate Bukayo Saka follows at 8/1.

Further down this market, Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard was on target in the defeat at West Ham in midweek and he can be claimed at a best of 9/1. For Newcastle, Miguel Almiron has a good scoring record since joining the club in 2018. He only has two Premier League goals in ten games this season, but he is a tempting option at a top price of 10/1.

In other side bets, Both Teams to Score can be claimed for Saturday at 7/10 with most bookmakers. Those who prefer the ‘No’ option on BTTS will currently find best industry odds of 6/5.

Next is the Total Combined Goals betting where a stake Over the 2.5 line is listed at best odds of 19/20. If we push that a step further, Over 3.5 goals is available for Saturday at a top price of 12/5. Those who are expecting a dull 90 minutes at St James’s Park could consider backing Under 2.5 goals which is quoted at a best of 10/11.

Lastly, this preview will consider some Correct Score suggestions. The match betting hints at a narrow away win, so you could consider Newcastle 1 Arsenal 2 at best odds of 10/1. The same scoreline in favor of Newcastle is on offer at a top price of 11/1, while the 1-1 draw is available at a best of 6/1.

Our Preview’s NUFC vs AFC Predictions & Betting Picks Verdict

While the form guide is even going into this game, it doesn’t tell the story of Newcastle’s absentees. Along with Sandro Tonali, manager Eddie Howe has a number of injury concerns including Harvey Barnes, Jacob Murphy, Sven Botman and Alexander Isak.

For that reason, The Magpies had to put out a stronger team than they would have preferred on Wednesday, while Arsenal had the luxury of resting key players.

Any Newcastle team is going to be a force at home, but Arsenal have impressed since the start of the season. They are unbeaten in the League and, while not all of their wins have been convincing, they have the ability to get over the line in tight situations.

Arsenal for the win is the main pick and Bukayo Saka looks a good option as an individual goal scorer. He is the Gunners’ regular penalty taker, and has four EPL goals this season. The 8/1 price for the first goal looks generous, but this preview will play a little safer and take odds of 3/1 in the anytime market. So for the betting predictions and picks, it looks like this:

  • Arsenal to win at +160 with BetOnline.
  • Bukayo Saka to score at any time in 90 minutes at +310 with EveryGame.