Newcastle - Arsenal Betting Preview: Back the Gunners to score at least twice

The Gunners have been scoring freely on the road and the price of 5/6 for them to net over 1.5 goals at St James' Park offers tempting value
Having regained the lead at the of the Premier League thanks to their 3-1 win at West Ham on Boxing Day, Arsenal travel to a Newcastle side who are themselves on an excellent run of form.

Indeed the Magpies have won seven of their last nine matches and can be backed at 3/1 (4.00) with bet365 to record another victory.

Arsenal for their part are offered at evens (2.00) while the draw can be backed at 27/10 (3.70).

With Newcastle having scored in 15 of their last 16 league games and Arsenal netting nine times in their last three away matches, goals look likely.

Both teams to score is offered at just 8/13 (1.61) while over 2.5 goals is fractionally more appealing at 8/11 (1.72). However a much more attractive price is the 5/6 (1.83) for Arsenal to score over 1.5 goals.

As mentioned previously the Gunners have been in fine scoring form on the road, netting three goals in each of their last three away matches.

With the return of Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott to first team action, Arsene Wenger now has plenty of firepower to call upon and after both players found the net against West Ham, Arsenal look well set to test Newcastle's top six credentials.

Furthermore Newcastle have kept only one clean sheet in their last seven home games, meaning that the visitors should be extremely capable of finding the back of the net at least twice.

Arsenal to score over 1.5 goals at 5/6 (1.83) for 2.5pts with bet365

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