• Fri. Feb 23rd, 2024

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Tottenham vs Newcastle – Match Preview, Betting Odds & Predictions

The start of the new Premier League season for Newcastle wasn’t what their fans hoped for. Two matches – two loses. The first one was against Arsenal, a team that Newcastle beat only once in their previous 16 encounters. Last week was another blow for the Magpies, as Norwich’s Teemu Pukki scored a hat trick to secure the team’s first win of the season.

Newcastle’s nightmare schedule continues, and this week, they will face Tottenham at their brand new stadium in London. The Spurs have had a solid start to their season, beating Aston Villa at home and drawing against the defending champions Manchester City.

So will Steve Bruce’s squad pull an upset or will Newcastle continue to scrape the bottom of the table?

What Can Newcastle Hope For?

Anything other than a heavy loss will make everybody in Newcastle happy. It’s an away game against one of the contenders for this year’s trophy. The team’s defence has to be up to the task to stop Tottenham’s powerful offence led by Kane, Sissoko, Lamela, and Eriksen.

But considering that they had a tough time stopping Pukki from scoring three goals in the span of 43 minutes last weekend, it looks like the Spurs’ attackers might have a field day on Sunday.

However, it’s not Newcastle’s defence that’s the only issue. The team has managed to score only one goal in the previous 180 minutes of playing time, and they will surely need to slip one past Hugo Lloris if they wish to win their first points of the season.

The issue is that Newcastle has a lot of players on the injury list right now – a total of seven! It is questionable whether any of these players will be able to play on Sunday, which will put additional strain on Newcastle’s shaky defence that only consists of Schar, Lascelles, and Dummett.

The last time Newcastle beat Tottenham away from home was in 2015, but those were two very different teams back then.

Bookies Predictions

Considering everything we’ve said in the previous part, it is no wonder that bookmakers take Tottenham to be the heavy favourite against Newcastle.

The odds for a Tottenham win vary between 1.20 and 1.25. If you like taking risks, you should know that betting on Newcastle comes with the odds of around 13.5. The best odds we could find for the draw right now are 7.25.

To make watching the game a little more interesting, you can consider handicap betting. With two goals against Tottenham, you will get pretty much equal odds between the teams, and some bookies even favour Newcastle in that scenario.

As a true football fan, you should watch the match via live sports streaming from leading betting brands. If you are already betting, why not use the opportunity to enjoy the game live and in HD?

Conclusion

The match against Tottenham will be tough for Newcastle supporters. It seems that the third straight loss is inevitable, but bigger upsets have happened in the Premier League, so you never know.

We will try to keep you updated on all clubs from the North East, so make sure to visit our sports page regularly to get more information about the upcoming games. Enjoy!