No walk in the park for Spurs against an improved Newcastle
Four of the last nine games between Spurs and Newcastle have been won by a scoreline of 2-1 and, with Spurs still struggling in-front of goal, they may have to settle for such a result at 15/2.
There is little doubt that Spurs have a superior side but the fans at White Hart Lane have not had too much to get excited over so far this season, with just five goals scored in five games.
Bet on Spurs to win 2-1 at 15/2
That tally is the lowest in the top half of the table, and whilst 1-0 is another feasible scoreline, they may need to score more than one goal against a resurgent Newcastle.
Alan Pardew’s side have lost both of their away games against teams in the top half so far this season, however they come into this game on the back of a strong performance in the Capital One Cup against Man City and a well-deserved 2-0 win over Chelsea.
With midfielders Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa ably supporting Yoan Gouffran and Loic Remy, Newcastle really do pose an attacking threat going forward and they have scored in each of their last five away games.
They will have to beat Hugo Lloris after Andre Villas-Boas confirmed that the goalkeeper, who was knocked unconscious against Everton, will play despite plenty of criticism from various quarters during the week over the decision for him to continue against the Toffees.
Bet on Loic Remy to score anytime at 11/4
Five of the last nine games between Spurs and Newcastle have been won by a solitary goal and that’s a trend which also applies to Newcastle on the road this season; the winning margin has been one in four of their five away games.
However Magpies fans shouldn’t jump for joy just yet, as only Norwich have conceded more goals against top half teams than Newcastle this season.
They will, however, have both Fabricio Collocini and Cheick Tiote available as both have made good recoveries from injury.
On-loan Remy has been in scintillating form with six Premier League goals and he is 11/4 to score at anytime.
Meanwhile, it’s no secret that Tottenham’s goal threat lies with Roberto Soldado, and given the paucity of service he has had at times this season, a goal tally of four reads well. He is 4/1 to score first.
Both teams to score at 10/11