William Hill gives the best odds for a game in which Newcastle will meet Arsenal, whose form of play will be highly influenced by the result of the game they have on Tuesday with Wigan. This team which is almost relegated managed a historic win the FA Cup against Manchester City, which could prove a tough nut to crack for the Gunners, who are motivated not to lose any more points and reclaim their Champions League spot.
Newcastle played against the already relegated QPR, and with a 2-1 win managed to firmly secure their presence in the next edition of Premier League. Starting the game somewhat hesitant cost Newcastle when Remy scored on the 11th minute from the penalty area. Probably the referee didn’t want to cause any unnecessary drama, and awarded another penalty, this time for Newcastle and Hatem Ben Arfa didn’t miss, bringing a hopeful one point to his team.
Towards the end of the match, things started heating up and Robert Elliott was sent off after a second yellow card, thus leaving his team with 10 people and with the third goalie defending the net. QPR didn’t take advantage of said situation, and their chances in the stoppage time went either over the gates or blocked by Newcastle’s defense. QPR’s keeper, Rob Green rushed to get a ball from Gutierrez, but it was in that moment that Newcastle sealed the victory; when Gouffran fired into the empty QPR net.
Last year the game between these two teams ended in a disaster, mainly due to the excellent form Theo Walcott was in. He managed to score three times and assisted with two more goals in a thrilling 7-3 win that showed fans he will be missed if he chooses to leave in the summer. Newcastle’s boss insists that: “I don’t really care if Arsenal win 4-0 if I’m honest – I’m sure Spurs will – but I only care that our fans enjoy themselves. I will make sure that we are well prepared for next season and thank God we are not in the Europa League again.”
I still want Arsenal to win this game scheduled for 16:00, GMT+1, and I’m betting on a good performance from the Gunners, with 6 units at 1.72 with odds from William Hill.