Arsenal v Newcastle – Fan v Fan
Injuries continue to pile up for Alan Pardew, with Anita and Gutierrez now added to the list and Williamson suspended. I doubt anybody will return for injury so only bright spot is Cheick Tiote is back from suspension.
Performances have improved recently with vital wins against Wigan & QPR, whilst battling displays against the two Manchester clubs deserved something. Newcastle’s defeat at Old Trafford despite taking the lead three times, showed the current defensive deficiencies.
Head To Head
Ten defeats in Newcastle’s last twelve visits (in all competitions) doesn’t make good reading, though United were unlucky to go down to an injury time defeat last season.
Best Bets (Unibet Odds)
Three goals in the first half at Old Trafford and could have been more, go for over 2.5 first half goals 5.75.
Cisse looking sharper, score any time at 4.50.
Newcastle to play with a lack of fear again as nothing to lose, there will be goals and an NUFC win at 8.00 looks value.
Newcastle could line up in a kind of 4-1-3-2 with Tiote protecting the back four, go for a speculative 2-1 NUFC win at 22.00
Krul; Simpson, Coloccini, Perch, Santon; Tiote; Marveaux, Bigirimana, Obertan; Cisse, Ba
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