Newcastle United will welcome Arsenal to St. James’ Park on Sunday, May 7 in a game that could have big implications in the 2022-23 Premier League title race as well as the top four race. The match is slated to begin at 9:00 PM (IST).
Arsenal will be eager to keep their faint title hopes alive with a win on Sunday, while Newcastle will aim to consolidate their spot among the top four. The earlier game between these teams in the league ended in a 0-0 stalemate.
NEW vs ARS Dream11 prediction for Premier League 2022-23
This clash between second-placed Arsenal and third-placed Newcastle has all the makings of a blockbuster fixture as the Premier League’s business end intensifies. Arsenal are second with 78 points from 34 matches, while Newcastle has accumulated 65 points in 33 games.
Newcastle are the more in-form side heading into this clash having won four out of their last five league fixtures, scoring plenty of goals in the process. Arsenal, on the other hand, have drawn three, lost one and won one of their previous five encounters in the league.
Their last match, however, saw the Gunners regain some much-needed form courtesy a 3-1 triumph over London rivals Chelsea. All things considered and taking Newcastle’s tight defence into account, Newcastle versus Arsenal will most likely end in a draw.
NEW vs ARS Dream11 team tips for Premier League 2022-23
Top tip: Best forward - Callum Wilson
Newcastle’s go-to player up front, Callum Wilson will pose a massive threat to Arsenal’s circumspect defence. The Gunners haven’t looked that convincing of late and Wilson has been very clinical when presented with chances in recent games. He’s scored 15 league goals and provided four assists as well. Five out of his 15 strikes have come in Newcastle’s last three games, making his inclusion in your fantasy football team for this match a no-brainer.
Top tip: Best midfielder - Bukayo Saka
Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka is a risky pick as not many fantasy players might opt to have him in their team owing to his recent form. However, this means he could prove to be a good differentiator for those players who are willing to take a risk on him. Despite not hitting top gear of late, Saka has scored 13 goals and provided 11 assists this season. Capable of being a game-changer on his day, having Saka in your team for big rewards should he fire is a risk worth taking.
Top tip: Best defender - Kieran Trippier
One of the top defenders in the league, Kieran Trippier is capable of getting you points from both ends of the pitch. A great technician of the ball, Trippier is deadly from set-pieces and has provided nine assists across all competitions besides also scoring once in the league. A major part behind the Geordies boasting the best defence in the league, Trippier is a must-have asset who will most probably give you solid fantasy returns.
Top tip: Best goalkeeper - Nick Pope
Nick Pope has already kept 13 clean sheets in the Premier League and one wouldn’t put it past him to keep another shutout against Arsenal. An imposing presence who commands his box, Pope is an athletic shot-stopper who won’t be easy to beat. He’s already kept a clean sheet against Arsenal once this season and you can rest assured that he will at the very least make his fair share of save against an Arsenal team that will be relentless in attack in search a wn that is imperative to their faint Premier League hopes.
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