Newcastle v Tottenham Predictions & Betting Odds – 11th August 2018

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Newcastle v Tottenham Betting Tips – Premier League, 11th August 12.30pm

Tottenham have remained pretty much as they were from last season as they have had a quiet summer on the transfer front. It means that they will at least be able to offer some continuity and familiarity as they head out on the road to face Newcastle on Saturday lunchtime. The Magpies have had a difficult summer with little funds being made available and reported player-unrest going on. Read our Newcastle v Tottenham predictions for further insights.

Newcastle News and Form

Newcastle do not appear to be in a great position heading into the new season. Their transfer market policy is pretty much sell-to-buy and that really ties the hands of head coach Rafa Benitez. They did get Salomon Rondon on a season-long loan deal, they sent Dwight Gayle the other way to West Brom. So they have at least freshened things up across the front line after adding Yoshinori Muto from Mainz as well. That came at a cost for them though as they had to sell of Aleksandar Mitrovic to Fulham, which actually means that Joselu is the only recognised striker at the club from last season’s campaign. We don’t see a lot of inspiration having happened over the summer from them and therefore under 2.5 goals is at 4/5 odds at bet365* (Betting Odds were taken on August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.) leads our Newcastle v Tottenham predictions.

Newcastle went W8 D4 L7 at home last season in the Premier League, coming up with just the 21 goals in their 19 games. Even though they have changed things up front, it’s hard to see their fortunes changing too much. This is actually a repeat of Newcastle’s opening game of last season which they lost 2-0 at home against Spurs. If you are thinking of a repeat outcome then in the bet365 correct score market a 2-0 scoreline for the Lilywhites is at 9/1 odds with the shortest priced option in at 6/1 for the 1-1 draw* (Betting Odds were taken on August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.). As a positive, the Magpies have won five of their last six home games.

Tottenham News and Form

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is going to have some selection problems to consider for this opening game for the season. A lot of their stars who participated in the World Cup have been on extended breaks and so their preparations for the new season have been disrupted. There have also been the issues of injuries too. It is more than possible that the likes of Hugo Lloris, Kieran Trippier and Harry Kane will be on the sidelines. They will be losing Heung-Min Son to the Asian Games soon but he is an appealing 13/8 anytime goalscorer option for the game* (Betting Odds were taken on August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.). Spurs took a third-place finish in the top flight last season and it is hard to see them improving on that after such a quiet summer.

Tottenham did alright on the road last season in the Premier League picking up a W10 D4 L5 record and overall they have been really difficult to beat. Spurs have only lost two of their last twenty league matches so there is a lot of stability and strength there. They are consistently good in defence and that could tempt punters into a Tottenham to win to nil bet at 12/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.). Spurs opened last season in style, winning each of their first four road games, starting with that win at St James’ Park. Three of the four wins in that sequence were to nil as well. This opener may be about their strength of depth more than anything.

Newcastle v Tottenham Head to Head

Tottenham came out on top in both league meetings with Newcastle last season, winning both games to nil against the Magpies. Things are actually even now in the last six Premier League meetings between the two clubs with three wins each. Spurs have won three of their last four league visits to St James’ Park though.

Newcastle v Tottenham Betting Odds*

Tottenham 21/20
Draw 5/2
Newcastle 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.)

Newcastle v Tottenham Predictions

Newcastle to win: We are going to go with the home side here to at least avoid defeat in the game. Spurs are not at full strength and could well be missing key players. Newcastle haven’t had a great summer, but have at least shaken up their front line and we are backing them to get something out of the game in a Newcastle-Draw Double Chance at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.).


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