Premier League betting preview: Newcastle v Arsenal
Arsenal face Newcastle on Sunday knowing that victory will secure Champions League football for next season.
The Gunners currently sit fourth in the Premier League table, occupying the final Champions League qualification spot, with a one-point lead over North London rivals Tottenham in fifth.
A win for Arsene Wenger’s men will therefore leave Spurs unable to overtake them, while a draw will be enough if the White Hart Lane side fail to beat Sunderland at home.
An Arsenal draw or defeat coupled with a Tottenham win would see Andre Villas Boas’s men leapfrog their neighbours into fourth.
Newcastle currently occupy 13th position in the table and could finish the season anywhere between 10th and 17th.
Online bookmakers Bwin make Arsenal 1.55 favourites to win the match, with Newcastle offered at 5.75. The draw is priced at 4.
Titan Bet have Arsenal striker Theo Walcott as 5.5 favourite to score the first goal, ahead of teammate Olivier Giroud at 6.
The shortest price Newcastle player is striker Papiss Cisse at 8.
Bet365 price a 1-0 Arsenal win at 17/2, while a 2-1 Newcastle victory can be backed at odds of 16/1.