English Premier League
Kick Off: Monday, 1 April at 12.30 AM IST
Free English Premier League Picks Arsenal vs. Newcastle United
Newcastle United visit Emirates to take on Arsenal on Monday in the Premier League. Rafa Benitez’s side will look to upset the Gunners at their home ground in their pursuit to playing in the Premier League next season. It’s also an important fixture for Arsenal as the battle for top intensifies after Spurs loss to Liverpool on Sunday. This will be Newcastle’s 15th consecutive Premier League game on a Monday away from home – of the previous 14, they’ve won two, drawn one and lost 11. Arsenal have been Formidable and Undefeated at home this year – the Gunners have won their last nine Premier League games. Matt Richie’s away goal in the stoppage time helped the Magpies to gain a much wanted point against Bournemouth – they now sit 14th in the table. A win here for Emery’s men would take them 2 points above Spurs and United on 3rd position.
If there’s a game Arsenal fans would expect them to win then – this is the game they would bet from all of their Premier League fixtures. Only against Manchester United (28) have lost more Premier League games than Newcastle against Arsenal (27). A 1-1 draw against Tottenham at Wembley and a crucial win over rivals Manchester United has increased their chances of playing in the Champions League next season. Arsenal will need carry forward their winning momentum after the International break if they’re to beat Newcastle at home on Monday and be in the right frame of mind – which wasn’t the case with Manchester United and Chelsea at the weekend. Arsenal’s Mesut Özil has had a hand in four goals in four Premier League games against Newcastle United (3 goals, 1 assist). Aaron Ramsey and Nacho Montreal are expected to be available for Arsenal after recovering from minor injuries. Lucas Torreira while be serving a ban, while Xhaka will need to prove his fitness before the game.
Newcastle United has been rock solid at the back and they’re captain Jamaal Lascelles is fit to play after recovering from a knee injury. Rafael Benitez’s side have kept nine clean sheets this term, a total bettered only by four sides prior to the latest round of matches. Even though their record against Arsenal has been poor, the Magpies have Rondon and Matt Richie who are proven match winners. After being knocked out while playing for his national side – Schar will miss out through suspension and not injury. The central defender is serving his second of his two match bans after reaching 10 bookings for the season. Sean longstaff is sidelined through a knee injury.
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Arsenal have won their last nine Premier League home games. They last won more consecutively at home within a single season back in 1997-98 (10).
Newcastle have lost 17 of their last 23 away Premier League games in London (W3 D3) and are winless in their last six visits to the capital (W0 D2 L4).
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has taken just two points in his seven away Premier League games against Arsenal (P7 W0 D2 L5).
Alexandre Lacazette has scored 73% of his Premier League goals for Arsenal in home games (19/26). Of the 42 players to have scored 10+ goals in the competition for the Gunners, only Tony Adams scored a higher ratio in home games (83%).
Arsenal 2 – 2 Newcastle United