Newcastle United vs. Arsenal Betting Odds, Picks, Predictions: Huge Game For Arsenal’s Champions League Hopes

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Monday Night Football (on the pitch) features an interesting match in the race for the final Champions League spot as Arsenal travels to take on Newcastle. Arsenal find themselves two points behind Tottenham after Spurs throttled the Gunners in the midweek and then eeked out a 1-nil win over Burnley on Sunday. Spurs finish the season with already-relegated Norwich City, so if Arsenal fail to get three points here their Champions League dreams are in serious peril. Newcastle has achieved all they hoped to this season by securing another year in the top flight so they have nothing material to play for, but with new Saudi ownership looking to make a splash next season, the Magpies would like to end this one on a high note.

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Newcastle vs Arsenal odds

Moneyline

Arsenal -143 | Newcastle +380 | Draw +290

Spread

Arsenal -0.5 (-141) | Newcastle +0.5 (+118)

Total 

Over 2.5 (-120) | Under 2.5 (-105)

Newcastle vs Arsenal Moneyline Prediction

Simply put, this is a game that Arsenal absolutely have to win. Last year Arsenal failed to qualify for any European competition for the first time in 25 years and haven’t appeared in the Champions League since the 2016-17 season. With a wage bill considerably lower than Manchester City and Chelsea and even a good bit lower than Liverpool, it’s difficult for Arsenal to contend for the Premier League title so making the Champions League is the highest realistic goal for the gunners each year. Newcastle drew the short straw playing their third big six club in a row. They took a respectable 1-0 defeat at home against Liverpool before getting throttled by Manchester City, who was understandably angry after their Champions League collapse. Prior to that the Magpies had won four matches in a row. If you like weird trends, Newcastle had a stretch this season where they lost three, were unbeaten for nine, lost three, won four and have now lost two in a row so a third loss seems to be in order. That’s not why Arsenal is the play here, the stakes are just so much higher.

Pick: Arsenal -143 

Newcastle vs Arsenal Total Prediction

Expect a workman-like performance from Arsenal today. They don’t have to score a ton of goals to win, they just have to win by any means necessary. Expect them to control the flow of the game, build up play and take their chances when they open up. There’s no need to be careless or reckless against a team that does have the capability to open you up on counter attacks. Newcastle has been held scoreless in seven straight matches against Arsenal. That won’t necessarily continue, but goals have been hard to come by for them against the Gunners.

Pick: Under 2.5 (-105)

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