Magpies seek momentous victory over high-flying Tottenham
Lee Gormley | December 11, 2015
Tottenham v Newcastle United
- Premier League
- Sunday, December 13th
- Kick-off: 16:00 GMT
- White Hart Lane, London
- Live on Sky Sports 1
Spurs seek to continue fine form
Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham will look to continue their fine domestic form when they host Steve McClaren’s Newcastle United for their latest Premier League clash, and will be confident, having won three of their last four meetings in all competitions.
Spurs toppled their Northeast opponents twice last season, following up their comfortable 4-0 Capital One Cup triumph with a 3-1 league win, but the Toon managed to secure a 2-1 victory at White Hart Lane, which they will hope to emulate this time around in London.
Although, the hosts have been one of the in-form top-flight teams of late, quietly creeping up to fifth place, just four points adrift of fourth spot and are unbeaten in their last 14 domestic games. Such form is a daunting prospect for Newcastle, but they are 15/2 with Coral to earn another away win this time out.
Spurs young guns flying
The Londoners have been exceptional in recent weeks, and it’s been with many thanks to their talented crop of youngsters which Pochettino has constantly relied upon, even for crunch clashes, with the Argentine coach showing great faith in his young guns.
That includes recently-capped England international Dele Alli, who is 2/1 to strike anytime, and adopted anchorman Eric Dier, with both having been key to any success gained so far this term. The latter may miss out injured after limping off in the 3-1 win over Monaco in midweek.
Of course, Harry Kane is another who has been in flying form, dispatching eight goals in 15 outings to date this season, carrying on from where he left off last campaign. The clinical England frontman is 3/1 to open proceedings on home soil, having struck in both Toon wins last term, while recent hat-trick hero Eric Lamela is 7/4 to score again anytime.
Magpies target form overturn
Tottenham are 13/10 to earn a second successive win to nil at White Hart Lane in this fixture, and McClaren’s travelling Toon are seeking only their second domestic victory on the road this season.
The Magpies have been underwhelming to date, but have shown signs of improvement, especially last week in their stunning coup over Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, with Georginio Wijnaldum again starring heavily.
Newcastle’s Dutch midfield maestro has been the shining light in an otherwise stuttering campaign, and he is 7/2 to dispatch his ninth goal at anytime, while feisty Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is 11/4 to add to his three other goals.
The travelling Northeast club will need both summer signings to find their feet again in London, as McClaren’s men go in search of a momentous victory which could help kickstart their Premier League campaign.
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Coral’s top tip: Georginio Wijnaldum has regularly found the net for Newcastle United this term, even in defeat, so back him at 7/2 to strike again in London.