Arsenal v Newcastle - Van Persie To Score And Plenty Of Goals Likely

By Sam Darby on 12/03/2012 12:17

Arsenal take on Newcastle in this week’s Monday Night Football with both teams still aiming to finish in the top four this season. Arsenal seem to have the advantage in that respect but will they have the upper hand at the Emirates Stadium tonight?

According to the ValueChecker Value Bets it will be Newcastle who have the last laugh tonight as they are flagged up as one of the best value bets on Monday night. The ValueChecker Value Bets are based on a statistical analysis of previous results and despite Arsenal’s recent good form it seems Newcastle are the best value selection here as according to ValueChecker their odds of winning this match should be closer to 2.89 compared to the current odds that are available which are 8.41. That huge difference in odds means this bet has been assigned a value rating of 0.27 from ValueChecker.

The Arsenal ValueChecker wikis for this match suggest that one of the best bets on this match could be over 2.5 goals. Arsenal have been a side with a great attack but slightly leaky defence for several years now and that means Arsenal are one of the best teams for betting on over 2.5 goals. In the 10/11 Premiership season 23 of Arsenal’s 38 games had over 2.5 goals in and it was a similar story the season before, 25 of Arsenal’s league matches had over 2.5 goals in 09/10. With Newcastle also playing an open game in most of their matches this season over 2.5 goals looks a good bet here.

With plenty of goals predicted it would be a surprise if Robin Van Persie wasn’t amongst the goalscorers, the Dutchman has a great record in away matches but isn’t short of goals at the Emirates either according to the Arsenal ValueChecker wikis and if Arsenal score in this match the team’s top scorer should be on the scoresheet.

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