Arsenal started the season as 9/2 to finish in the top four and 50/1 to win the title, so how have those odds changed over the course of the season and what are they like for this weekend?
Arsenal’s start to the 21/22 season is the stuff of legend already.
Three games played, three games lost with not a single goal scored, never mind any points on the board.
Things have certainly improved since then.
Arsenal have managed to score a few goals and climb all the way to the lofty heights of 5th in the Premier League.
According to Sports Betting Dime, the chances of Arsenal winning the Premier League now stands at +8000, occupying 5th spot behind West Ham United (+5000), Liverpool (+500), Chelsea (+225) and Man City (-138). That translates into odds of 80/1 for Arsenal to win the title as we approach the end of November.
Some might say they aren’t long enough.
Even with West Ham travelling to Manchester City for Gameweek 13, Arsenal would need a goal swing of 13 to take fourth place from the Hammers this weekend, such is Arsenal’s goal difference (-4).
Arsenal have won their last seven and scored at least once in their last 17 games against Newcastle so, even though goals have been hard to come by this season for The Gunners, you could make yourself some money betting on them to at least find the net once against Eddie Howe’s side.
Newcastle are currently rooted to the bottom of the Premier League with just six points and still haven’t won a game, an accolade they hold alone across all four divisions of English football.
You have to go back as far as December 2007 – March 2008 to find a winless Magpies run this long.
That being said, all runs must come to an end as Arsenal found out last weekend at Anfield when their 10-game unbeaten streak was smashed into a thousand tiny pieces by Liverpool.
Heading into the game against Newcastle United on Saturday, which Arsenal are 4/9 to win in some places, Mikel Arteta had this to say; “Really looking forward to the game.
“After a defeat we want to play straight away in a different context. We are on a good run, we play at home, we will have our people right behind us and we are going to perform well.
“First of all play as well as we can and then we will be closer to winning the match.”
Newcastle United’s Eddie Howe, meanwhile is still self-isolating due to Covid but hoping to lead his side out for the first time when they travel to London.
His assistant, Jason Tindall, dealt with pre-match media duties on Friday.
Head to Head Record – Arsenal vs Newcastle United
- Arsenal 21 wins (81%)
- Newcastle 2 wins (8%)
- Draws 3 (11%)
- 69% over 1.5 goals (18/26 matches)
- 54% over 2.5 goals (14/26 matches)
- 23% over 3.5 goals (6/26) matches
- Both Teams score 35% (9/26 matches)
- Arsenal 62% Clean Sheets
- Newcastle United 8% Clean Sheets