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Tuesday Premier League Preview: Arsenal go again against top-four Newcastle

The New Year Premier League fixtures continue on Tuesday with four more games, including leaders Arsenal's big home clash with top-four contenders Newcastle.

The impressive Gunners stretched their lead to seven points at the top on New Year's Eve thanks to a combination of their 4-2 win at Brighton and Manchester City and Newcastle both drawing, as Mikel Arteta's side reaffirmed their position in this season's title race.

They host a Magpies outfit that has also so far exceeded expectations this term, as Eddie Howe's side sit third, nine points off the summit.

The other three top-flight games on Tuesday see Everton host Brighton, Leicester at home to Fulham and Manchester United entertain Bournemouth.

Gunners can solidify top spot

What: Arsenal v Newcastle, Premier League
Where: Emirates Stadium, London
When: 19:45, Tuesday 3rd January, 2023
How to watch: Sky Sports Premier League/Main Event
Odds: Arsenal 4/5, Draw 14/5, Newcastle 16/5

Arsenal's rise to the top this season has been unexpected but fully deserved as Arteta's side have been the most consistent performers, winning 14 of their 16 games, losing only to Manchester United and drawing with Southampton and they look every inch title contenders.

They will know a home win over a Newcastle side that have also been superb for the large part this term will further underline their ability to stay the course as the north Londoners seek their first Premier League crown since 2004.

Another victory would make it six league wins on the spin but it is unlikely to be straightforward against a Magpies side that saw their own six-game winning streak come to an end at home to Leeds a couple of days ago.

Howe's top-four contenders have also only lost once in the campaign and come into the Emirates visit on the back of a run of 12 games unbeaten in the league.

Backing Both Teams To Score at 3/4 seems wise considering Arsenal have hit 40 goals and the Toon 32 so far, while an Arsenal victory and both to net in the Result/Both Teams To Score market, available at 13/5, may also pay off.

Everton hope to build on Etihad point

What: Everton v Brighton, Premier League
Where: Goodison Park, Liverpool
When: 19:45, Tuesday 3rd January 2023
Odds: Everton 5/2, Draw 5/2, Brighton 11/10

Just when Everton boss Frank Lampard needed a result, his side delivered as they earned a shock point at Manchester City on Saturday thanks to Demarai Gray's second-half thunderbolt.

Before the draw at the Etihad, the Blues had been on a three-game losing streak and there were growing rumours Lampard's tenure at Goodison Park was seriously threatened.

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However, the battling nature of the display against the champions means he's now likely to be given more time, although the Toffees can ill-afford another home defeat against Brighton as they sit just a point and two places above the relegation zone.

Brighton have had a much better campaign so far, the Seagulls are up in ninth, four points off the top six, and will want to bounce back from the 4-2 home defeat to Arsenal last time out.

A home win is tempting in Full Time Result at 5/2 considering Everton's showing against City, but a draw, on offer at 5/2 as well, might be the way to go.

Impressive Fulham can trouble Foxes

What: Leicester v Fulham
Where: King Power Stadium, Leicester
When: Tuesday 3rd January, 2023
Odds: Leicester 6/5, Draw 13/5, Fulham 21/10

Eight points and six places separate Leicester and Fulham in the table going into this King Power Stadium clash but the surprise is that it's the Cottagers who are better off in seventh after what's been an outstanding return to the top flight for them in 2022/23 so far.

Tipped as relegation fodder, Fulham have been a breath of fresh air, picking up seven wins and 25 points from their first 17 games and they will be confident of getting something against a Foxes side that have seen their pre-World Cup resurgence dampened by two straight defeats since the resumption.

True, their 2-1 loss at Liverpool was comically unfortunate due to two Wout Faes own goals, but the 3-0 home setback to Newcastle before that was a disappointing performance and result.

Fulham, who have won three times on the road already this season, could, therefore, come away with all three points.

An away win in Full Time Result is 21/10, while the points being shared is a tempting 13/5 in the same market.

United on the up

What: Manchester United v Bournemouth
Where: Old Trafford, Manchester
When: Tuesday 3rd January, 2023
Odds: Manchester United 1/4, Draw 5/1, Bournemouth 10/1

Manchester United demonstrated their resolve to get an ugly 1-0 win at Wolves on New Year's Eve thanks to Marcus Rashford's second-half goal after the England ace had been left on the bench at the start due to a disciplinary matter.

Despite having to grind it out, they were deserving winners at Molineux and, now in the post-Cristiano Ronaldo era, Erik Ten Hag's men look well on course to make a return to the top four in the Premier League this season.

The Red Devils are fourth, only nine points behind leaders Arsenal, and are looking for their fourth win on the bounce against a Bournemouth side that have slipped to consecutive 2-0 defeats since the restart.

A home win looks to be on the cards, while the hope for United fans is that Antony starts to live up to his huge £85million price tag.

The Brazilian has scored just three league goals in eight top-flight appearances since his move from Ajax, all of which have been starts, and he's yet to register an assist.

Antony clearly has plenty of potential but he's failed to live up to the hype so far. However, this could be the game where he makes an impact against a Cherries team that have shipped a division-high 36 goals.

The 22-year-old is 8/5 in the Anytime goalscorer market.

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