Newcastle v Tottenham Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th August 2017

Spurs to land win on Tyneside

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How much will the fact that Spurs haven’t been spending like the other title contenders have been doing over the summer, be an effect for this one? Probably not much. Spurs have such a quality squad in their ranks that they are odds on favourites to win this regardless. Newcastle are back in the top flight having spent just the one season down in the Championship, but this is a tough old opener for them, even on home soil as they take on the classy Lilywhites.

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Newcastle v Tottenham Betting Tips

Rafa Benitez wanted to stick with Newcastle, despite relegation, to prove that he could get them back up to the top flight at the first time of asking. He did just that as the Magpies pipped Brighton on the final day of the season to win the Championship. But there is no doubt that they are going to have to improve to really compete back up in the top flight because life there is a different kettle of fish. Spurs are head and shoulders above the Magpies in terms of class and quality. But the Toon have a couple of players in the attack like Dwight Gayle and Aleksandar Mitrovic to suggest that they could be worth backing by having a punt on to at least get on the scoresheet. Both teams to score is a price of 3/4 with Ladbrokes. Winning though is probably a different thing but this could be a good open game.

You probably remember back on the final day of the 2014/15 season which was the last meeting between these two. Despite going down anyway, Newcastle hammered off a 5-1 victory, with ten men as well, over Spurs. That loss meant that Spurs failed to finish above arch rivals Arsenal, adding salt into their wounds having already failed to catch Leicester in the title race. Spurs had 61% of possession in that game. The Magpies won both games against Spurs that season in the Premier League and things are actually pretty even between them in recent Premier League head to heads. In the last ten meetings between them, Newcastle are W5 D1 L4 against the Lilywhites, but Spurs have won two of their last three at St James Park in the league. Over 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes is a price of 4/5 and that looks some decent value.

Do Spurs have seemed reluctant to spend in the summer, which can be taken one of two ways. Either why haven’t they improved a squad which wasn’t good enough to land the title last season, or why spend just for the sake of spending? Just before the new season kick-off though Mauricio Pochettino said that he was sure that some transfers were going to happen before the end of the window. Tottenham posted a W9 D6 L4 record away from home last season and they conceded only the 17 goals out on the road in their nineteen games. Going forward they were potent as they averaged over two goals per game away from home last season. Harry Kane, of course, is going to be the main source of goals for them and he is a price of 8/11 in the anytime goalscorer market and he is a 13/5 Ladbrokes First Goalscorer favourite. Will their class shine through on Tyneside?

Newcastle v Tottenham Betting Odds

Tottenham 7/10, Draw 3/1, Newcastle 9/2

Newcastle v Tottenham Predictions

Tottenham to win: You would have to expect Tottenham to come out on top in this one. Newcastle won the championship last season but this is a huge step up in the quality of opposition that they are facing in this one. Spurs are powerful enough to claim the victory.