Newcastle vs Tottenham
2017/18 English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 13th August 2017
Kick-off at 13:30 UK / 14:30 CET
Venue: St. James Park, Newcastle.
Newcastle United returned into the elite and their first challenge will be against Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League runner-ups.
Rafa Benitez and his men prepared for the upcoming season thoroughly – Newcastle faced Hearts, Preston and Bradford in the first three games. They won two out of three as they drew Preston.
Then they faced two Bundesliga sides – they were beaten by 1. FSV Mainz 05, but the Magpies triumphed over VfL Wolfsburg. In the last preparatory match, Newcastle beat Verona 2-0.
Newcastle acquired several new players during the transfer window – Florian Lejeune joined from Eibar while Christian Atsu switched from Chelsea.
Rafa Benitez won’t be able to count on Sterry and Yedlin, while Gayle is doubtful.
The Spurs had an inconsistent preseason, although after the recent triumph over Juventus at Wembley, Tottenham can look forward to the upcoming season. They will compete for the title this season too, but the Spurs will also play in UEFA Champions League next season, so squad depth could be crucial.
Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur: Head-to-head
Back in the season 2015/16, Newcastle beat Tottenham in both meetings – the Magpies stunned them 1-2 at White Hart Lane, while the match at St. James Park ended with the unforgettable 5-1. Tottenham scored in the last eleven Newcastle visits.
Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur: Prediction
Each point has the vast importance in Premier League and starting off a season with a victory could be a huge confidence boost. Tottenham are one of the best sides in England, so it will be very hard for the Magpies to snatch points from the runner-ups. Both sides will be pushing for a victory here, so betting on goals is a smart choice.
Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Both Teams to Score YES at the odds of 1.83 @ Unibet.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Over 2.5 goals at the odds 1.88 @ Pinnacle.