Newcastle – Arsenal SOCCER PICKS
Newcastle United and Arsenal meet at St. James’ Park, in a match for the 5th round of the Premier League. The record of direct confrontations in this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches won 3 and lost 1. But the last time they met in this stadium was on 15-04-2018, for the Premier League, which ended with the victory of Newcastle United by (2-1). Ayoze Pérez (29 ‘) and M. Ritchie (68’) scored the goals of the game, for Newcastle United, and A. Lacazette (14 ‘), for Arsenal. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the 18 th position of the league, with 1 point won, after 1 draw and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Chelsea, by (1-2). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Manchester City, by (2-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 3 draws and 6 defeats in their stadium. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Newcastle United has won 5, tied 1 and lost 4.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 4 matches. The team has conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, so they have not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition.
For this round, Newcaslte arrives looking for his first victory in the competition. It is necessary to remember that in four disputed parties he suffered defeat in the majority, that is, three in total. Acting before the fans lost the two games he played. In these conditions presented an average of 1 goal scored and 2 suffered, thus demonstrating difficulties to score goals and at the same time allows a lot of space in his defense. In this duel, the team must be aligned in 5-4-1, looking in this way to give priority to their defensive sector. In this team stands forward Joselu, with two goals scored. We remember that in this difficult duel the coach does not have Florian Lejeune and Javier Manquillo, both injured.
The away team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 6 points won, after 2 wins and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against West Ham United, by (3-1). In the last match, they won in an away match against Cardiff City, by (2-3). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches Arsenal has won 3, tied 1 and lost 6. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. In 15 games, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal.
For this round the Arsenal team arrives alternating between two victories and two defeats in the competition. Despite this, in his last two commitments for the championship, he triumphed in both. Acting away from home by the Premier League, in two games played alternated between a victory and a defeat, having in this context presented an average of 2.5 goals scored and others suffered, that is, while their offensive sector has been highlighted, the defensive It’s leaving a lot of space. In this match the team must be aligned in 4-2-3-1, aiming defensive organization and outings for the attack through the flanks. The goals were scored by D. Welbeck, Nacho Monreal, S. Mustafi, H. Mkhitaryan, A. Iwobi, A. Lacazette and P. Aubameyang, all with a goal scored each. In this game the coach does not have Sead Kolasinac, Laurent Koscielny, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Carl Jenkinson, all injured.