Tip #1: Back Robin Van Persi to score at anytime @ 1.66 with William Hill.
Tip #2: Back Arsenal to win @ 1.44 with William Hill
Arsenal did not manage to beat AC Milan with 4:0 or more (end result 3:0) and the team ended their participation in Champions League. However, the team’s latest performance has been encouraging, recording three consecutive victories in all tournaments and scoring a total of 9 goals and conceding just 3. Currently Arsenal is 4th with 49 points and home record W9-D2-L2. Victories over Tottenham with 5:2 and over Liverpool with 2:1, make the Gunners a favorite for this match with odds @ 1.44. As usual Robin Van Persie is the favorite of the bookmakers to score first or at anytime, with odds respectively @ 4.00 and 1.66. It’s no secret that the Dutch striker with 25 goals in 27 matches is this season’s Arsenal hope for goals. However a new transfer is very likely to happen between Arsenal and Cologne for strike Lukas Podolski.
Last 5 Arsenal Home Matches:
26/02/2012 - Premier League - Arsenal vs. Tottenham W – 5:2
04/02/2012 - Premier League - Arsenal vs. Blackburn W – 7:1
22/01/2012 - Premier League - Arsenal vs. Man Utd L – 1:2
31/12/2011 - Premier League - Arsenal vs. QPR W – 1:0
27/12/2011 - Premier League - Arsenal vs. Wolves D – 1:1
Newcastle started the season extremely well, sitting in the Top4 of the table for 10 consecutive Premier league rounds, but then their performance dropped, and the teams positions logically dropped as well. Currently the Magpies are on the 6th spot with 44 points, 5 behind Arsenal and just 2 behind Chelsea, away record W5-D3-L5 scoring 17 goals and conceding 13 in those games. Most recent away game was against another London team, Tottenham, a devastating loss with 0:5. The odds for the away victory hold a great value @ 7.50, especially when you look back and see that Newcastle’s most recent victory on Emirates was last season with 1:0.
Last 5 Newcastle Away Matches:
11/02/2012 - Premier League - Tottenham vs. Newcastle L – 5:0
01/02/2012 - Premier League - Blackburn vs. Newcastle W – 0:2
21/01/2012 - Premier League - Fulham vs. Newcastle L – 5:2
30/12/2011 - Premier League - Liverpool vs. Newcastle L – 3:1
26/12/2011 - Premier League - Bolton vs. Newcastle W – 0:2
Last 5 games between Arsenal and Newcastle:
07/11/2010 - Premier League - Arsenal vs. Newcastle 0:1
30/08/2008 - Premier League - Arsenal vs. Newcastle 3:0
29/01/2008 - Premier League - Arsenal vs. Newcastle 3:0
18/11/2006 - Premier League - Arsenal vs. Newcastle 1:1
14/08/2005 - Premier League - Arsenal vs. Newcastle 2:0
That away victory looks a bit tempting, especially after Newcastle have been able to beat the Gunners last season. However Arsenal have already won 3 in a row in all competitions, while Newcastle failed miserably in London against Tottenham on their last visit losing with 0:5. Now that Arsenal is out of Champions League, their focus will be entirely on Premier League and Top4. Back Arsenal to win this match @ 1.44 with William Hill
Robin Van Persie has so far scored 27 goals in 25 matches and has been in an excellent shape this season. As usual Arsenal will depend on him to score at least a goal in this match so be sure to back the striker to score at anytime @ 1.66 and perhaps make this a banker for Monday March 12th 2012.