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Tottenham v Newcastle Betting Tips: Magpies to cause a surprise?

Dave Burin | 2 February 2019

Odds and preview of lunchtime Prem clash

In the early part of the season, a home clash with Newcastle United may have seemed a straightforward task for Tottenham Hotspur. But times have changed.

The Magpies have won their last two games, including a 2-1 comeback win against Manchester City. And they could prove tough opposition for another top-four side.

Ahead of the action from Wembley – live on Sky Sports Premier League from 12:30pm – we’ve got all the odds and info…

Head-to-Head

Spurs have won the last trio of meetings, though they’ve mostly been close affairs. The pair’s August 2018 meeting ended with a 2-1 win on Tyneside for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

However, the Magpies have had something to crow about in this fixture under Rafa Benitez. The Spaniard led his side to a 5-1 mauling of the North London club back in May 2016 – Spurs’ heaviest defeat since March 2014.

Likely XIs

Harry Kane made his Premier League debut against Newcastle way back in 2012. But he won’t be appearing here. Neither will Ben Davies or Dele Alli, who are also on the treatment table.

Poch went 3-5-2 for the midweek win over Watford, and could do the same here. Fernando Llorente and Son Heung-min both scored against the Hornets, and are likely starters up front.

Lucas Moura could start in lieu of Serge Aurier on the right of midfield, following a tireless display from the Ivorian less than 72 hours ago.

Newcastle are a 5-4-1 side under Rafa, and his system is bearing fruit with the recent wins over Cardiff City and Man City.

Their defence is likely to look much the same here, though Javier Manquillo could start from the off in place of DeAndre Yedlin. Meanwhile, Matt Ritchie has slotted in superbly at left-back, and netted against the champions on Tuesday night.

Further forward, Salomon Rondon must be more or less the first name on the team-sheet right now. He’s likely to be flanked by Kenedy and Ayoze Perez, with Joselu not yet fit.

Spurs v NUFC (Likely XIs)

Key Battles

While Kane is absent, Son could provide plenty of problems for the Magpies backline with his smart movement and pace. He’s also liable to score an absolute screamer if given space – such as last season’s wonder-goal against West Ham United.

If Spurs do play 3-5-2, they could be exposed in the wide areas defensively. Both Kenedy and Perez are dangerous cutting inside, and could find plenty of space to play balls into Rondon.

Match Odds

The odds have Tottenham as firm favourites at 4/9 for victory. Meanwhile, it’s 17/5 for the Draw and 7/1 for a Newcastle win.

Three of Spurs’ last four games have seen both sides register, and we go 21/20 for Both Teams to Score again. Meanwhile, the Double Chance: Newcastle or Draw is 15/8.

It’s Tottenham’s Korean ace who leads the Goalscorer markets. Son has closed out the scoring in two of his last seven outings, and is 10/3 to be Last Goalscorer. As for Llorente, we go 13/10 he nets Anytime.

Newcastle hopes will lie with Rondon at 12/5 to add to his tally of seven this term. Meanwhile, Ritchie is 9/1 to strike for the second game in succession.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing