Each day our exclusive MATCH OF THE DAQ service previews the big match of the day – usually a televised game.

As well as the preview we also bring you the head to head records of the two teams as well as a recommended bet on BETDAQ for the match.

Newcastle v Arsenal
Premier League
KO 15:00


(Max last 10 only)
05 Feb 2011 Premier League Newcastle 4-4 Arsenal     
07 Nov 2010 Premier League Arsenal 0-1 Newcastle   
27 Oct 2010 Carling Cup Newcastle 0-4 Arsenal    
21 Mar 2009 Premier League Newcastle 1-3 Arsenal    
30 Aug 2008 Premier League Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle  
29 Jan 2008 Premier League Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle  
26 Jan 2008 FA Cup Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle  
05 Dec 2007 Premier League Newcastle 1-1 Arsenal    
25 Sep 2007 Carling Cup Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle  
09 Apr 2004 Premier League Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal    


It’s been a tough old summer for Arsenal fans with the constant speculation of both Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri looking for a way out of the Emirates. There isn’t the usual optimism surrounding the start of the season and Arsene Wenger has a tough job on his hands if the club are to break a run of six years without silverware.

The Gunners start at St James’ Park and a win here would lift some of the apprehension around the club. Arsenal’s last visit to Tyneside arguably produced one of the games of the season as they blew a 4-0 half-time lead to leave with only a point. The Magpies were a real thorn in the Gunners’ side last term as they also came away from North London with all three points after an Andy Carroll winner.

Alan Pardew has also had to deal with his fair share of problems and in particular having to place Joey Barton on the transfer list. The manager has already lost Kevin Nolan to West Ham, who scored 12 times for the club last year.

With Fabregas and Nasri’s futures up in the air, Robin van Persie’s role at the club becomes ever more important. The Dutchman scored 18 last season and in every away league game in 2011. New signing Gervinho will join him up front and the Ivorian has impressed in preseason.

Arsenal had the best away record in the league last term and they also have a great record against the Magpies. I would advise backing an away win here at around 2.17 on the ‘Daq’.

RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)

Back Arsenal at around 2.17 on Betdaq: 4 points
Friday’s Return: NO BET