Sunday will be the last 3 of the first round match of the English Premier League, and one of them will be the duel between the “Newcastle United” and London “Arsenal”.
Last season the team finished in 5th and 13th places, respectively, and the difference between them was 25 points. In-person meetings, both times won the capital team, but home team is from Newcastle-upon-Tyne has won as many times as in London, the campaign lost out.
- Newcastle United
- The coefficients and forecast
Despite the fact that this summer the club from the North-East of England was generous to a record of the purchase of Llinton, striker of Hoffenheim, he lost his home, according to many fans, the asset: Rafael Benitez.
The Spanish coach who took a team of relegation in the championship and a year later returned it to the Premier League, left the club at the expiration of the term of the contract and went to coach the Chinese “Dalian IFAN” — there are already playing Salomon Rondon and Marek Hamsik, with whom Benitez worked in “Newcastle” and “Napoli”, respectively.
Now the main team of “Geordie” has been Steve Bruce, whom the magpies have spent the pre-season. She began with participation in the Asian tournament between the teams of the Premier League, where “black and white” first lost “Wolverhampton” with the account 0:4, but in the match for 3rd place to beat, “West ham” 1:0.
The results of subsequent 3-friendly games has led to the fact that the new season of “United” to begin with, missed the last 3 games, and against teams that had beaten in the previous 13 meetings.
In 5 of the last 6 matches involving Newcastle the winning goal was scored in the first half, although in 6 of 7 games were issued not less than 3 goals.
The London team this summer too pulled off the most expensive transfer in their history and signed Nicolas Pepe, striker “Lille”, and the final day of the transfer window the Premier League has secured David Luiz and Kieran Tierney.
Unlike Newcastle, Arsenal have not changed the head coach, so after reaching the final of the Europa League, but the absence from the group stage of the Champions League, the team continued to work Unai emery.
This offseason, the gunners had to play in 3 international tournaments: International Champions Cup, Emirates Cup and the Cup of Gamper. The London team has not won a single trophy, but well prepared for the campaign: they played, among others, against the “Bavaria”, “real Madrid”, “Lyon” and “Barcelona”.
As a result, in each of the previous 7 matches, Arsenal opened the score, but in 5 of their last 6 matches were scored by both teams, but in 4 last meetings, the team from North London has failed to keep a clean sheet.
The coefficients and forecast
Away win is not absolute, but nevertheless they are favorites:
3.7–4.4: victory “Newcastle UTD”;
1.8–2.0: a victory “the Arsenal”.
Buy defenders of the last day of the transfer window will hardly change the situation in the defense of the capital team, so teams can share their goals.