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Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur predictions, betting tips & match preview: Spurs to avenge 5-1 humiliation

Leigh Copson 13 Aug 2017
  • Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur kicks off at 13:30 BST on Sunday, August 13
  • Get free predictions & betting tips for this Premier League match on opening weekend
Dele Alli of Spurs (credit: ISAAC LAWRENCE/AFP/Getty Images)

Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur predictions for the Premier League game on Sunday, August 13. Will Tottenham Hotspur gain revenge the humiliating defeat they suffered the last time they visited St James’ Park? Read on for all of our free predictions and betting tips.

Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur Predictions


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Newcastle United’s absence from the Premier League lasted just one year and their first match back in the top flight is the exact same fixture as their last – a home meeting with Tottenham Hotspur at St James’ Park. And if they can repeat the scoreline from that last encounter, it would be a dream return to the big time for the Magpies.

Already relegated from the top flight, Newcastle were playing for nothing more than pride when they entertained a Spurs side that knew they would finally finish above Arsenal in the Premier League if they left St James’ Park with all three points. Mauricio Pochettino’s boys were expected to get the job done, but instead they suffered a humiliating 5-1 defeat at the hands of 10-man Toon – a result that handed second place to the Gunners to add to Spurs’ misery.

So it goes without saying that some of those Tottenham boys will be eager to avenge that embarrassing loss, and you have to like their chances of doing just that. Since that day Spurs have finally outshined Arsenal, finishing three places and 11 points ahead of the Gunners in a 2016/17 campaign that saw them score more goals and concede less than any other team in England’s top flight, and they will want to build on their best ever Premier League campaign this time around.

They should start by collecting all three points from Sunday’s trip to the North East to take on the newly-promoted Magpies. Their recent record against Newcastle – three defeats in five games – shows that history is not on Tottenham’s side, but the North London outfit have improved massively since the last time these two clubs went head-to-head. They should have too much for Rafael Benitez’s newly-promoted side and I expect Spurs to win their opening match by a couple of goals.

My other recommendation for this match comes via the goalscorer markets, but it is not Harry Kane. The Spurs striker has finished as the Premier League’s top goalscorer in each of the past two seasons, but he is a notoriously a slow starter having never scored a Premier League goal in August in his career! That is a statistic I find hard to ignore so instead I suggest backing Dele Alli to open his account for the season at St James’ Park.

The Tottenham and England man took his game to another level last season as he rattled in 18 Premier League goals from the midfield, and his form during the 2017/18 campaign will play a key role in determining where Spurs finish in the table. Ali ended the 2016/17 season with a goal on the final day against relegated Hull City and he can start the new campaign with a goal against one of the sides that have replaced the Tigers in the top flight.

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  • Tottenham Hotspur were thrashed 5-1 the last time they visited Newcastle United
  • Tottenham Hotspur were the top goalscorers in the 2016/17 Premier League
  • Tottenham Hotspur boasted the best defensive record in the top flight last season
  • Newcastle United have won five of their last nine games against Tottenham Hotspur
  • Both teams have scored in four of the last five matches between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur
  • The winning margin in three of the last four games between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur has been at least two goals
  • There has not been a draw between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur since October 2011

Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur Predictions





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