Newcastle Vs Spurs Betting Preview
Media frenzies surrounded both clubs during the summer months – Newcastle were not long ago dealing with the Joey Barton situation which saw the player head to QPR, whilst Spurs were doing their damndest to keep a grip on Luka Modric, who was set on a move across the capital to Chelsea. You’d have thought both teams would have suffered because of this – instead it seems they have prospered – Newcastle remain undefeated, whilst Tottenham have won four on the bounce.
Both teams will have separate agendas this season; however neither will want to lose on Sunday. Last seasons fixture ended with neither taking the spoils – though it is Newcastle who have come off best during the Premiership years; winning 11 of 19 previous meetings and only losing 4.
Newcastle Vs Spurs Betting Betting odds
Newcastle: Position: 4th, Last 6: WWDDWW
Currently in fourth and one of only four unbeaten teams after the first seven games, Newcastle United fans could consider Sunday’s game as their first real test this season? Certainly Spurs are the toughest opposition Pardew’s men will have faced so far – but on Newcastle’s current form, Tottenham may well meet their match. Newcastle fans have had their fair share of disappointment over the years and not since the salad days of Kevin Keegan and early ‘90s magic have the Magpies had much to smile about – until now that is.
Newcastle are the surprise package this season – after seven games Newcastle have 15 points in the bag, with four wins and three draws. After a torrid transfer window and the major departures of the likes of Kevin Nolan and Club Captain Joey Barton, many expected the Toon to struggle. It goes to show, anything can happen in football.
Pardew has managed to galvanise a team which has only shipped four goals this season adding more fuel to the Newcastle victory fire that is becoming increasingly hard to put out. The defence, under the leadership of Steven Taylor, in the form of his life, has often left Krul with little to do between the sticks. A clean sheet is certainly not out of the question on Sunday with Pardew’s men striving to remain unbeaten.
What is more astonishing however – is Newcastle’s new-found scoring ability – Bagging nine goals this season, the Magpies have found their shooting boots. The Partnership of Demba Ba alongside Leon Best has been surprisingly menacing so far, defying the doubters with 7 of the teams 9 goals between them. Theirs is a partnership that punters should look to pounce on.
Goals and assists are also coming from midfield via the in-form Gutierrez – who slotted home Newcastle’s second against Wolves a fortnight ago. Tiote, having helped the Ivory Coast to undefeated qualification to the African Cup of Nations, is certainly another to watch against Spurs.
Wolves certainly tested Newcastle’s resolve at Molineux, but their resilience was proved under Pardew. Still, Newcastle fans won’t be getting too carried away at the prospect of a season unbeaten – but on current form, the time their streak finally does come to an end may have to wait a little longer. In the meantime, punters can’t get enough of Newcastle.
After a somewhat stuttering start to the season, Tottenham Hotspur have found their feet – they travel to Tyneside coming off the back of a north-London derby victory which further exposed the power shift between Spurs and Arsenal. Spurs now currently sit in 6th place – having won four and lost two so far – including a 4-0 win at White Hart Lane against Liverpool, where the Whites showed their cut-throat potential. Harry Redknapp has again shown himself to be as talented as they come – his side’s performances meriting him September’s manager of the month award – fully deserved on Spurs showings this season.
After the Modric saga you could have been forgiven for thinking the boat at Spurs had been well and truly rocked over the summer – as it happens they are looking as strong as ever – and that includes Modric. Tottenham gambled big as they bedded in over the Croatian – a gamble that so far has paid dividends – he is a constant outlet for the forward line and is always a solid bet to bag a goal – more often than not in spectacular fashion.
It’s goals that haven’t been a problem for the Whites after their first six games. New-boy Adebayor has regained his scintillating form of old after having struggled since leaving arch rivals Arsenal. Adebayor has netted three times in four Premier League matches so far and is sure to score more in search of the famed 20-goals a season. I’m certainly tipping Adebayor to continue his streak against Newcastle and he is at good odds to be first goal scorer.
The only issue with Spurs season so far is the defence – in six games they have conceded 10-goals – most notably due to the injuries sustained by stalwarts Dawson and Gallas who provided much of the experience and leadership to the Spurs defence.
Newcastle and Spurs could both be considered a punter’s best bet – Newcastle are proving increasingly hard to beat at the back. Spurs on the other hand are proving hard to stop going forward. Both teams are two of the form teams so far which should set up an exciting match.
Newcastle have been a go-to team for punters as their unbeaten status edges further into the season – their defence is looking sharp and going forward Ba and Best are building their bond with every game. The flaw in Newcastle’s game will be in the midfield –Modric, Bale and Parker may prove a stern test for Pardew’s men.
Tottenham have the obvious edge in attack – Adebayor and Defoe are always a threat – and with Modric, Van Der Vaart and Bale supporting, the Newcastle defence will have to work hard. The obvious problem with Redknapp’s side is the injury-ravaged back four that has looked shaky at times.
Some would say that this has draw written all over it – but I’m backing Spurs to edge it and halt Newcastle’s unbeaten run which has to end sometime. Spurs may well be too strong in attack for Newcastle and are looking dangerously confident, moreover they are at good odds to win away from home.
Match Prediction: Tottenham to WIN 2-1 – 17/2 Bet365
Value Bet: Adebayor First Goalscorer – 11/2 Boylesports
Article by Ben Griffiths
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