Free football preview and betting tips: Newcastle United v Arsenal and Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Super Sunday

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Tom Carnduff predicts victories for Newcastle and Manchester United in our preview of Super Sunday's Premier League action.


Sunday's Premier League recommended bets

1pt Newcastle to beat Arsenal at 12/5

1pt under 3.5 goals, under 9.5 corners and less than two yellow cards combined in Manchester United v West Brom at 9/1

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Newcastle v Arsenal (1330 BST, Sky Sports Main Event)

Super Sunday kicks off at St James' Park as Newcastle look to push further up the table when they host Arsenal.

Rafa Benitez's men should survive in their first season back in the Premier League, as at the time of writing they sit a comfortable 10 points clear of 18th-placed Southampton.

They face an Arsenal team who have seen their top-four ambitions all but ended as a gap of 13 points between themselves and fourth will be too difficult to close at this stage of the season.

The Gunners have won their last three in the Premier League, but find themselves on a five-game winless run away from the Emirates Stadium, picking up just one point during that spell, and poor away form has been a problem all season.

By contrast, Newcastle are enjoying a terrific run of form in front of their home fans. They're unbeaten in their last seven in all competitions, and have won their last three which includes victory over Manchester United.

Given their contrasting forms, Newcastle seem quite a big price at 12/5 to secure the three points and I'd be leaning towards a positive result for Newcastle, albeit Arsenal have improved a little in recent weeks and responded well when under pressure in Moscow on Thursday.

As touched upon, Arsene Wenger's side have had a poor season on the road and have recorded just three away wins. The fact that they have scored just 16 goals in 13 games will also be a concern for those prepared to take the 5/4.

History is on the side of the visitors - Newcastle have failed to win in their last ten attempts against Arsenal at home, with the North London side winning the last four meetings - but right now, with their attentions turned to the Europa League, Wenger's men can't be trusted at the price.

Referee Antony Taylor has shown an average of 39.5 booking points in the games he's officiated across all competitions this season so there could be the potential for more cards if you are looking for a bet from the side markets.

Isaac Hayden is 5/2 to be shown a card at anytime on Sunday, having picked up seven already this season, and that's decent enough value, but we'll stick to supporting the in-form home side with circumstances in their favour.

Score prediction: Newcastle 2-1 Arsenal (Sky Bet odds: 10/1) (Tom Carnduff)

Best bet: Newcastle United to win at 12/5

Alternative bet: Isaac Hayden to be carded at 5/2

Manchester United celebrate scoring against West Brom

Manchester United v West Brom (1600 BST, Sky Sports Main Event)

Manchester United welcome West Brom to Old Trafford in Sunday's second game and what should be a fairly straightforward afternoon for Jose Mourinho's men.

United sit second in the league and will come into this one full of confidence. They've won their last five games and came back from 2-0 down to beat rivals Manchester City 3-2 last weekend.

On the opposite side is a West Brom team who are all but relegated to the Sky Bet Championship.

The Baggies sit ten points adrift of safety with just 15 left to play for and will more than likely leave empty-handed here.

They're priced at a huge 20/1 for victory, with Manchester United as short as 2/9 and the draw available at 7/1.

Paul Tierney is the man in charge and he can be viewed as one of the more lenient referees in the division. Tierney has produced an average of 26 booking points per game this season and we'd expect to see few cards given the nature of the contest, which could lack for intensity if United take an early lead.

Under 15 booking points is available at 3/1, which may be a real possibility if the game is to be as one-sided as we expect.

Romelu Lukaku has enjoyed a decent first season at United and will be looking at games such as this as a real opportunity to add to his tally.

He's struck 26 times in all competitions this season, contributing a further eight assists. The Belgian is in decent form, having scored five times in his last ten Premier League games, and is a fair bet at 10/3 to strike first on Sunday afternoon.

Score prediction: Manchester United 3-0 West Brom (Sky Bet odds: 5/1)

Best bet: Less than 4 goals, less than 10 corners and less than two yellow cards at 9/1

Alternative bet: Under 15 booking points at 3/1


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Odds correct as of 1550 BST 13/04/2018

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