Newcastle United vs Tottenham
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 15 July 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: St. James Park.
The Spurs have a massive opportunity coming up regarding their European ambitions. They are just two points lagging behind the final European spot – and the two teams just above them, as well as the two squads just below them, have tough fixtures this weekend.
If Jose Mourinho’s men could secure the three points this Wednesday, the Portuguese gaffer might justify the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino and him being hired, after all.
Considering the recent form of the Spurs, and their impressive h2h stats over this rival, and the struggles of the Magpies at present – expect a Tottenham win at the St. James Park.
However, understand that Steve Bruce’s men will be determined to put a halt to their struggling run, and on top of that, Mourinho’s men have found it hard to deliver good defensive performances away from home.
As such, anticipate goals from both teams.
Newcastle United vs Tottenham: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture saw the Magpies winning 0-1 on the road.
- However, they had lost the four games in a row before that.
- 11 of the previous 13 encounters at this venue had goals from both teams.
- 14 of the former 20 clashes at this stadium had three or more goals.
- The guests had won four of the past five match-ups at this ground.
Newcastle United vs Tottenham: Prediction
Bruce’s men lost 2-1 on the road the last match-day, against Watford. Both goals were penalties, and both were scored by Troy Deeney.
In the meantime, the Spurs registered a much-needed victory against Arsenal the past game week, with a 2-1 scorecard at home.
As things stand, Mourinho’s men have the upper hand. They were unbeaten in four of the past five overall fixtures, and are fresh off a win against one of the best teams in the league. On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in five of the preceding six overall fixtures.
Going on, the Magpies have no chance to qualify for Europe, and as such will not be motivated enough to perform well, while their opposite number could make great inroads to the Europa League with a victory this Wednesday.
And on top of that, Mourinho’s men have a great h2h record against this rival over the years. Considering all these factors, expect a win from Tottenham.
Going on though, they had lost the reverse fixture, and were winless in 20 of their former 24 road trips. They have also kept a total of three clean sheets away from home this season – and two of those had come against relegation-battlers.
Taking into account these stats, expect goals to come from both teams.
Newcastle United vs Tottenham: Betting Tips
Tottenham to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.83 (5/6).