Newcastle United is all set to face off against Arsenal at St. James' Park on 4 November in Round 11 of the Premier League 2023/24.
Newcastle is presently sitting in 6th place in the league standings. In their recent Premier League clash with Wolves, the game concluded in a draw. Wilson displayed his skill by netting both goals, giving his team the lead during the first half. Regrettably, they couldn't hold onto that lead.
The Gunners, on the other hand, have been on an impressive run, securing seven wins and three draws in their initial ten games. This outstanding performance has propelled them to the 2nd position in the league table. In their last Premier League fixture, Arsenal dominated with Nketiah's hat-trick leading them to a commanding 5-0 win over Sheffield United.
Both teams average more than 2 goals per game this season, and this game is going be a goal scoring thriller
The betting tip is...
Arsenal wins and BTTS
Newcastle emerged as a major surprise in the previous Premier League season and have kicked off the 2023/24 season in strong form.
Under Eddie Howe's guidance, the team has secured five victories out of ten matches played so far, but they currently find themselves just outside the Champions League qualification spots Unfortunately, the team will face setbacks as important players such as Barnes, Botman, Elliot Anderson, and Alexander Isak will be sidelined due to injuries.
Nevertheless, there's a bright spot in their goalkeeper, Nick Pope. He has truly shone, making an impressive 38 saves while conceding only 13 goals. Pope, without a doubt, has been the standout player for Newcastle.
Willock is expected to start for Newcastle.
Predicted Lineup: Pope, Burn, Schär, Lascelles, Trippier, Longstaff, Guimarães, Joelinton, Wilson, Gordon, Willock
Arsenal remains unbeaten in the Premier League so far. However, they are facing the absence of key players like Thomas Partey, Gabriel Jesus, and Jurrien Timber due to injuries.
Saka has been a standout performer, contributing significantly with a total of 11 goals and assists in the team's offensive play. He's certainly a player to keep an eye on in this upcoming game.
Odegard, the Arsenal captain has had a few average games, he will be looking to bounce back.
Edward Nketiah is expected to start for Arsenal.
Predicted Lineup: Raya, White, Saliba, Kiwior, Zinchenko, Rice, Rowe, Havertz, Odegaard, Saka, Martinelli, Nketiah.
Arsenal is currently in remarkable form, mainly due to the powerful partnership of Saka and Nketiah. Together, they form a striking attacking force that can dismantle any opponent, presenting a major threat to Newcastle United. With an impressive average possession of 59.25%, Arsenal appears set to control the game.
Yet, it's crucial not to underestimate Newcastle United, especially when at their best. Wilson, boasting a solid 20.7% shots-on-target rate, and their exceptional goalkeeper Nick Pope, with 25 impressive saves, are likely to challenge Arsenal. Newcastle have scored around 26 goals in their 10 games, they have been really sharp in their attack this season.
But let's face it, Arsenal's got some seriously skilled players and tactical know-how. They're the slight favorites to win this much-anticipated match.