Tottenham vs Newcastle United concludes the televised Premier League action on Sunday. Steve Bruce has a tough task on his hands. Replacing Rafael Benitez was never going to be easy and two defeats has seen the pressure ramp up on the 58-year-old already.
Spurs secured a 2-2 draw on their trip to Manchester City last weekend. Mauricio Pochettino’s men took their chances well at the Etihad Stadium and defended stoutly in the face of an attacking onslaught from the reigning champions. A late disallowed goal ensured they left with a share of the spoils.
Tottenham vs Newcastle – Match details, kick-off time and where to watch
Competition: Premier League
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Date: 25th August 2019
Kick-Off Time: 16:30 BST
Referee in Charge: Mike Dean
Where to Watch
This match completes the Super Sunday line-up. It will be available on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and available in Ultra HD.
Tottenham vs Newcastle – The form guide
The Magpies fought hard against Arsenal on matchday one but sit inside the relegation zone coming into the weekend having failed to pick up a point thus far. A 3-1 defeat at Norwich last time out was a stark reminder of the challenge they face to preserve their Premier League status.
Tottenham have enjoyed recent meetings with Newcastle. Spurs have come out on top in each of the previous four head-to-head clashes between the teams, keeping a clean sheet in three of those.
What are the latest odds?
LeoVegas make Spurs just 1/4 (1.25) to win Sunday’s game. The size of the task facing the visitors is evident by their 21/2 (11.50) quote with the same firm. The draw is 27/5 (6.40).
Although the price about a home win might seem short, Spurs have rarely slipped up against lower-ranked Premier League teams in front of their own fans.
Tottenham vs Newcastle Team News
Tanguy Ndombele picked up a thigh injury in training and will miss out for Tottenham.
Heung-Min Son is back from suspension. The South Korea international bolsters Spurs’ attacking options having hit 12 goals last season. Juan Foyth has completed his suspension but isn’t fit enough to return.
Newcastle are without Florian Lejeune, Dwight Gayle and Andy Carroll for their trip south. Joelinton should continue up front despite picking up a minor knock against Norwich. Allan Saint-Maximin has been included in the matchday squad.
Predicted Line Ups
Tottenham: Lloris; Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rose; Winks, Sissoko, Son, Lamela, Eriksen; Kane
Newcastle: Dubravka; Krafth, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett; Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey, Longstaff; Almiron, Joelinton
Predictions for the match?
It’s tough to make a case for Newcastle, even at big prices. The appointment of Steve Bruce is a significant downgrade and last season’s top scorer Ayoze Perez left the club over the summer. That lack of cutting edge was evident against Arsenal and the visitors have an uphill task to get any joy from one of the best defences in the division.
The key for punters appears to be finding a price about Tottenham that makes enough appeal as a single. Spurs to win by two or more is just 13/20 (1.65) and Harry Kane is 8/15 (1.53) to add to his top-flight goals tally.
Betting Tips for Tottenham vs Newcastle
Tottenham to win to nil (i.e without conceding a goal) is the chosen selection at 10/11 (1.91) with LeoVegas Sport. Spurs have shown plenty of ability to keep visiting teams quiet, especially those lower down the table.
Last season the hosts collected a maximum 30 points at home against sides that ended the campaign in the bottom half of the table. Seven of those victories were accompanied by a clean sheet.
Newcastle’s attacking options look limited despite Joelinton’s big-money move to St James’ Park and the visitors may struggle to make a breakthrough at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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