Tottenham Can’t Afford to Lose
Two of the English Premier League top-four teams didn’t lose any of their last five games. The other two only lost one. That’s exactly why Tottenham can’t afford to lose on Sunday against visiting Newcastle. That’s assuming the Spurs want to remain in the Champions League race and, trust me, they do.
On paper, they shouldn’t have any problem fulfilling their role as betting online favorites. Nevertheless, Newcastle is also in a must-win situation, as losing would reactivate the relegation zone nightmares.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and Premier league odds for Tottenham vs Newcastle. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Tottenham: Powerful Offensive Unit
There are some people who claim that head coach Antonio Conte has a defensive mindset. Well, here’s to all those people: Tottenham averaged 3.2 goals in its last five matches. No other team scored more goals than the Spurs during that span.
Sure, having a lethal duo such as Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane helps a lot, but Conte deserves a lot of credit. When he took over, the Spurs were a complete mess. Now, they’re fighting to finish in the top four to return to the UCL.
Prior to the international break, the Spurs defeated West Ham 3-1. I told you to include the over in your soccer picks. Anyway, Heung-Min ended up being the Man of the Match after scoring twice. That’s the Spurs’ advantage: If Kane is having a bad day, Heung-Min can save the day. It also applies the other way around.
Overall, Heung-Min has scored 13 goals while Kane has scored 12. Those 25 goals are more than Norwich and Burnley have scored in total. They’re the main reason for Tottenham to control the soccer lines at -190. There’s also the fact that they own a 9-1-4 record at home.
Newcastle Looks to Avoid Third Straight Defeat
The Magpies went to the international break devastated after suffering two heartbreaking losses.
First, they put up a good fight at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea. So good that the Blues scored the winning goal with only one minute left on the clock. Kai Havertz is no longer welcome at any bar in Newcastle upon Tyne.
One week later, they lost to Everton, once again 1-0 on a very late goal. This time, Alex Iwobi scored at 99 minutes. No, that’s not a typo. And that’s not all, the Toffees won despite finishing the game with only 10 players. Allan Marques got a red card prior to Iwobi’s goal.
Prior to those games, Newcastle managed to stay undefeated for nine games. Four of those games were on the road and the Magpies finished those with a 3-1-0 record, six goals for and only two against.
The Magpies are offering a +575 price on the sportsbook. The last time they were underdogs against a powerhouse, they managed to get a 1-1 draw against Manchester United.
Tottenham vs Newcastle Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 165
- Tottenham Victories: 72 (266 goals)
- Newcastle Victories: 59 (238 goals)
- Draws: 34
Their first meeting was a goal-fest that ended with a 3-2 victory for Tottenham. Newcastle opened the can thanks to Callum Wilson. However, Tottenham turned things around prior to the end of the first half. Tanguy Ndombele, Kane and Heung-Min were the scorers.
The Spurs own a 6-2-2 record in their last 10 meetings with the Magpies. You can expect goals because none of those games finished 0-0.
Tottenham vs Newcastle Game Information
- Date: Sunday
- Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
- Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
- Tottenham vs Newcastle Live Stream: fuboTV
Tottenham vs Newcastle Betting Lines
|1½-160o / 1½+130u|
|Newcastle United||+1 Ev||+575||2½+105u||½-150o / ½+120u|
Tottenham vs Newcastle Prediction
I’m so excited that the EPL is back, especially with this game, because I expect another goal-fest. That’s right, I think Tottenham alone will score enough goals for the total to go over. That doesn’t mean that the visitors won’t contribute because they’ will. Therefore, you can expect another close contest in which Heung-Min and Kane will save the day – again.
Score Prediction: Tottenham 3, Newcastle 2