Arsenal’s current unbeaten run seems to completely contradict those who thought they were destined to fail after losing four on the trot a few months back, as they continue to look better than they have done in months. They’re clearly riding a wave of momentum and as we look ahead to the future, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that the Gunners are starting to really gel as a unit.
With that being said there are still plenty of other teams up and down the country who seem to be on some kind of a roll, with one of them being Newcastle United. Under the tutelage of Rafa Benitez, the Magpies have lost just one of their last eight Premier League games, which includes three consecutive victories against Southampton, Huddersfield and Leicester. Obviously, Arsene Wenger’s side will pose an entirely different challenge, but according to bet365, Newcastle are still in with a chance of coming away with something from their encounter.
Arsenal are certainly the favourites with odds of 11/10, but that doesn’t really tell the entire story. Considering their attacking presence those are quite interesting odds, especially when you see that Benitez’s side are just 9/4. If you’re feeling brave and want to shoot for the draw, you’ll be rewarded with odds of 5/2.
The Gunners are a team who know how to leave it late in the day before eventually picking up the victory, and as such, the HT/FT odds of Draw/Arsenal are only priced at 9/2. Out of all possible scenarios, those are some of the shortest odds available.
We all know that there’s a good chance there will be goals in this one, and as such, both teams to score & Arsenal to win being priced at 11/4 is somewhat surprising. The same bet but for Newcastle is 5/1, meanwhile a score draw is 10/3.
If you’re feeling confident then a narrow 1-0 victory for Newcastle, like they managed against Manchester United a few weeks back, will get you odds of 12/1. The same scoreline but swung the other way is actually priced at 17/2, which will be seen as great value by many punters.
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