Newcastle vs Tottenham Prediction
Newcastle vs Tottenham
Newcastle United’s 3-0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion prior to the international break left them one place above the Premier League (PL) drop zone, although they’ve a game in hand and a two-point advantage over 18th-placed Fulham. Coincidentally, they’ve collected just one win in their last seven league games (D3, L3), and only won one of the last seven PL H2Hs too (D1, L5).
They’ve struggled against their visitors here, winning just one of the last six home H2Hs (L5), with the side scoring first winning each fixture therein. However, they’re unbeaten across three PL home matches (W1, D2), but to win they’ll likely need 2+ goals as 78.57% of their league games here this term saw both teams score, and they haven’t kept a clean sheet in six PL home outings (W1, D2, L3).
Tottenham Hotspur have nine league games to secure Champions League qualification and they went into the international break with work to do, two places short of that target. Without a draw in 12 PL matches (W6, L6), they have at least started well recently, scoring an average of one goal before the 30th minute across their last five league fixtures (W4, L1).
Their recent good record at St James’ Park must inspire confidence, and losing to Brighton aside, ‘Spurs’ have been excellent on the road against sides that entered the international break in the bottom half of the table (W5, D2, L1). Furthermore, they’re unbeaten in 80% of PL away games entered as favourites this season.
Players to score: Jamaal Lascelles has scored Newcastle’s last two PL goals, both netted at home and after HT. Meanwhile, Tottenham’s Harry Kane, scorer of five competitive goals against Newcastle, recently became the first man to contribute to 30 PL goals this term, scoring 17 and assisting 13.
Prediction: Newcastle  vs  Tottenham