Tottenham vs Newcastle United
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 2nd February 2019
Kick-off at 12.30 UK/ 13.30 CET
Venue: Wembley Stadium (London).
Spurs are crawling silently behind the league leaders and planning for a surprise attack for the title. While the whole world has been concentrated on the top two contenders, it might come as a shock that the team is just two points behind Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
All major players fell the last match-day, giving the Lilywhites a free ride to reduce their point-gap. And now, they face a formidable challenge in the form of Rafael Benitez’s Magpies. The injury concerns the team faces is an obstacle they will have to deal with.
The team from Newcastle will be charged up after the defeat they dealt with the Citizens and will be daring to go forward and do even more damage. They have been making a steady climb up the ladder after their whirlwind 2018 came to a conclusion.
Tottenham vs Newcastle United Head-to-head (h2h)
- Spurs won the last three games in a row.
- Two of the last three matches had under 2.5 goals.
- The last 20 fixtures at this venue saw the home-team finding the back of the net in 18.
- The Magpies failed to score in five of their last nine visits.
- Mauricio Pochettino’s men lead the h2h record at their home, 12-7.
Tottenham vs Newcastle United Prediction
The Lilywhites have been shooting at the Premier League title for so many years without success, and despite their inability to do that, the team has always given their heart and soul to attain that glory. This season they stand a reasonable chance to topple Manchester City, though catching Liverpool might take something spectacular. But still, be sure the players will be gunning for it.
The injuries to Harry Kane and Dele Alli will surely be worrying Pochettino, but he has enough firepower to make do without their services for at least small stretches.
The Magpies will not make things easy, and the three points definitely will have to be earned by the hosts. It’s unlikely that the game will see over 2.5 goals.
Considering the form the Spurs are in, and their home-advantage, with which they have won 15 of their last 20 attempts, I expect them to toil it away for another set of three points.
Tottenham vs Newcastle United Betting Tips
Tottenham to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).