Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United
English Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 9 May 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London.
Spurs have put their top-four finish in jeopardize with a shocking 1-0 loss to West Bromwich Albion away at The Hawthorns. They are now just two points above Chelsea in fifth and they need four points in last two games to be mathematically safe.
Mauricio Pochettino will obviously want to avoid the further complications and beat the Magpies on Wednesday at Wembley. The hosts will be massive favourites there given they are up against an outfit which lost three on the trot coming into this trip to the capital.
Newcastle United struggled badly for goals in recent weeks as the one they scored against Watford on Saturday was the first in three league games for Rafa Benitez and his troops. Newcastle’s stats in matches away from St. James’ Park are also anything but promising given they lost three of last four ahead of the clash with the top-four rivals.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United: Head-to-head
Spurs have an 11-win lead in the history of head to head matches with Newcastle United.
They clinched a 0-2 victory back in August last year when the two teams met at St. James’ Park.
Interestingly, six straight H2H meetings before this term’s clash offered at least three goals.
Newcastle United were on a run of two consecutive wins over Tottenham before the mentioned clash from August last year.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United: Prediction
Tottenham made Wembley somewhat of a fortress in 2018. They won five, drew one and lost one (to Man City) in seven home matches in the Premier League this year. Pochettino’s side kept a clean sheet in five of last six home matches in the season, meaning we have to take the 1.72 odds offered for them to make it six in last seven. Newcastle United bagged just one goal in three league matches coming into this mid-week’s fixture.
Harry Kane is league’s second scorer with 27 goals to his name. He is looking to make it 30+ in the remaining two games of the campaign, meaning we see the value in backing him to score two or more here at the 2.50 odds.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United: Bet Tips
Tottenham Hotspur to keep a clean sheet @ 1.72
Harry Kane to score two or more goals in the match @ 2.50.