Opta Stats: Newcastle v Arsenal

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce.
Will Steve Bruce have the answers when Newcastle host Arsenal?

Troubled Newcastle face a tough start to the season against Arsenal. Opta crunches the numbers so you don't have to.

"13 of Arsenal’s last 17 goals in all competitions have been scored by either Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (9) or Alexandre Lacazette (4)."

Aubameyang is 2.255/4 to score, with Lacazette at 2.68/5.

Arsenal have won 12 of their last 13 competitive fixtures against Newcastle United, losing only once in this run. The Gunners are 1.9210/11 to win.

The last time Newcastle and Arsenal met on MD1 of a Premier League season was back in 2011-12, when they played out a 0-0 draw at St James' Park. Another draw is 3.8514/5.

Arsenal have lost four of their last six matches on the opening matchday of a Premier League season: 1-3 at home to Aston Villa in 2013-14, 0-2 at home to West Ham in 2015-16, 3-4 at home to Liverpool in 2016-17 and 0-2 at home to Manchester City in 2018-19. Newcastle are 4.57/2 to claim victory.

Newcastle haven't won their opening league game of a season since 2012-13 (2-1 at home to Tottenham Hotspur). Since then, they have lost five and drawn one of their MD1 matches in the last six seasons, including one game in the Championship. An Arsenal win and over 2.5 goals is 2.89/5.

Just one of Newcastle's last 25 Premier League home games has ended in a draw (W13 L11), 0-0 with Fulham in December 2018. Both teams to score and Arsenal to win is 3.613/5.

The Magpies have won six of their last eight at St James' Park (L2). Newcastle are 3.39/4 in the Draw No Bet market.

Arsenal kept just one clean sheet in their 19 away league games last season (1-0 at Watford), with only 15th placed Burnley (36), 14th placed Bournemouth (45) and the bottom two clubs Fulham and Huddersfield (both 45) conceding more away goals than the Gunners last term (35). Both teams to score is 1.758/11.

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has lost more games in all competitions against Arsenal than he has against any other side in his managerial career (19), beating the Gunners just twice in 27 previous meetings (May 2005 with Birmingham and November 2009 with Sunderland). Arsenal are 3.211/5 to win half-time/full-time.

13 of Arsenal's last 17 goals in all competitions have been scored by either Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (9) or Alexandre Lacazette (4). Aubameyang is 2.255/4 to score, with Lacazette at 2.68/5.

Dan Fitch 2019/20 Season P/L

Staked: 13.00 pts
Returned: 13.20 pts
P/L: +0.20 pts

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