Newcastle vs Arsenal prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out today?

Andrew Gamble
·2-min read
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Arsenal travel to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Gunners need a win to boost momentum ahead of their all-important Europa League semi-final second leg.

Nicolas Pepe scored a late penalty to keep Arsenal’s hopes alive in the tie as Villarreal won 2-1 and both sides had a player dismissed.

Newcastle are in fine form and earned a point at Anfield last week, so they will fancy their chances against the vulnerable Gunners.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the match:

When is it?

The fixture will kick-off at 2pm GMT at St James’ Park.

How can I watch it?

The match is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event with coverage starting from 1pm GMT.

What is the team news?

Newcastle will be without the influential Joe Willock, who has scored as a substitute in each of his last three games, as he cannot face his parent club. Fabian Schar is back after recovering from a knee injury but Matt Ritchie is a doubt due to a calf issue. Karl Darlow, Isaac Hayden, Jamaal Lascelles and Ryan Fraser are all out.

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may be in the squad after recovering from malaria, but the game comes too soon for Alex Lacazette and Kieran Tierney. David Luiz is also available as he returns from a knee injury.

Confirmed line-ups:

Newcastle: Dubravka, Murphy, Fernandez, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Almiron, Longstaff, Wilson, Saint-Maximin

Arsenal: Ryan, Bellerin, David Luiz, Gabriel, Xhaka, Elneny, Ceballos, Willian, Odegaard, Martinelli, Aubameyang

Odds:

Newcastle: 13/5

Draw: 5/2

Arsenal: 21/20

Prediction:

Newcastle have frustrated teams recently and Arsenal will have one eye on the Europa League semi-final on Thursday. 1-1.

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