12 March, Monday’s EPL Pick: Arsenal v Newcastle Prediction

Arsenal are getting back at Tottenham looking to cut the deficit further and eventually secure the 3rd place, which guarantees automatic Champions League qualification. Newcastle on the other hand are going through quite the positive season. Demba Ba has been a real revelation turning himself into one of the best strikers in the English game with 16 goals to his name so far. To make their attack even stronger, Newcastle signed Ba’s compatriot Cisse from Frankfurt, and the newcomer has already brought precious points through some great plays.

We are about to make a bold prediction here and say that Arsenal will not beat Newcastle tonight. The Gunners have already won four matches in a row in the Premier League. They also won the CL second leg against Milan where they almost made the impossible after taking a 3-0 lead at half time. So it has been a just a little bit too much for Arsene Wenger. The made a comeback in the city derby against Tottenham where they won 5-2 after falling behind 0-2 in the early minutes. Then came another great comeback win, this time in the derby against Liverpool where Van Persie scored a miraculous goal in the 90th minute to give his team all three points in a 1-2 win at Anfield. As mentioned, their last match was the 3-0 win against Milan, another quality opponent.

Here comes another derby as Newcastle will enter the pitch at the Emirates, and logically, the bookies are favoring the hosts to get the win. Yet, we feel they are up for an unpleasant surprise as Arsenal are simply over-valued here. It’s just not normal for a club to win that many derbies in a row in the modern football game, where everyone has to be given a slice of the pie. That’s why the great betting value in this game is for the Draw @ 5.00!

Betting Verdict: Draw @ 5.00 (BEST VALUE)
Goal/Goal @ 1.83