Newcastle - Arsenal
Newcastle are on the 16th place with 36 points. The situation isn t critical as the 18th-placed Fulham lost 2:0 to Chelsea yesterday. The gap is nine points, with four matches left for the Cottagers. Newcastle are in solid form at the moment, they have two wins and one draw on the last three matches. Steve Bruce s side have beat Burnley and West Ham, while shared the points with Liverpool at Anfield. Bruce has some issues ahead of this match as some players are struggling with injury and Willock is ineligible to face his parent club.
Arsenal are in the middle of the table, without targets in the finish of the season. The Gunners are far away from the European spots and they are not involved into the relegation battle. But the actual form is poor, two defeats on the last two matches across all competitions. First they lost 1:0 to Everton in the Premier League and then lost 2:1 to Villarreal in the semifinal of Europa League. Arsenal will play the second-leg match against Villarreal on Thursday and I am sure Arteta is fully focused on that match. Most of the key players will be rested, so I think Newcastle will take advantage from that fact. The Magpies shouldn t lose this match.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 02.05. 15:00h