Newcastle vs Tottenham
2017/18 English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 13th August 2017
Kick-off at 13:30 UK / 14:30 CET
Venue: St. James Park, Newcastle.
Newcastle United is now back into the elite and their first challenge will be against Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League runner-ups.
Newcastle United’s player prepared for the upcoming season very well. They have dueled with Hearts, Preston and Bradford in the first three games. They have 2 wins out of 3 games as they drew with Preston.
Then they faced two Bundesliga sides – they were defeated by 1. FSV Mainz 05, but the Magpies won over VfL Wolfsburg. In the last preparatory match, Newcastle defeated Verona 2-0.
Newcastle got several new players during the transfer window – Florian Lejeune joined from Eibar while Christian Atsu switched from Chelsea.
The team won’t be able to count on Sterry and Yedlin, while Gayle is doubtful.
Hotspur had an inconsistent preseason, meanwhile, after the recent triumph over Juventus at Wembley, Tottenham can look forward to the upcoming season. They will duel for the title this season too, but the Tottenham will also play in UEFA Champions League next season, so squad depth could be crucial.
Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur: Head-to-head
Back in the season 2015/16, Newcastle beat Tottenham in both matches – the Newcastle beat them 1-2 at White Hart Lane, while the duel at St. James Park finished with the indelible 5-1. Tottenham scored in the last eleven Newcastle visits.
Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur: Prediction:
Tottenham Hotspur is one of the best team in England, so it will be very hard for Newcastle to take away points from the runner-ups. Both teams will be struggling to win here, so betting on goals is a smart choice.