Premier League betting – Newcastle vs Spurs
Newcastle vs Spurs betting preview
Newcastle League Position: 9th League Form: LLWWD
Newcastle’s stunning show against West Ham that nullified fears of a lack of goals without Andy Carroll was forgotten as they sunk to a defeat in the FA cup against Stevenage. The Tyne-Wear derby at the weekend produced little in the form of excitement, but ended in a draw which each team probably wouldn’t have been happy with. Again this weekend the Toon army will be without influential striker and top goalscorer Andy Carroll, meaning that a front two of Shola Ameobi and Leon Best is likely. However one thing that is obvious in Newcastle’s stats is that they are a team that are never short of goals, wherever they come from, with a whopping 6 players scoring over 2 goals this season and two players reaching double figures. Attacking midfielder and club captain is one of those players and is therefore good value at 11.0 on Victor Chandler to be the First Goalscorer.
Tottenham League Position: 5th League Form: WWWLD
Tottenham’s season already looks like it is going to be a good one for Harry Redknaps men; bolstered this week by the signing of South African playmaker Steven Pienarr they surely have to be favourites for this match. The return to fitness of Mathew Dawson has brought with it 4 clean sheets in their last 5 games and as well as that some real defensive stability. The big talking point of Spurs season has of course been bargain signing Rafael Van De Vaart who has been nothing short of inspirational this season, scoring and providing more goals than any Premier League midfielder so far this season. Therefore he would definitely be worth a shout to score anytime in the match at odds of 2.88 on Stan James.
Tottenham’s success this season has been built on solid form at their home ground White Hart Lane, with the worst results of the season more often coming away from the Lane. So therefore it is conceivable that Tottenham may struggle against an in form Newcastle side. The Lilywhites good showing against league leaders Manchester United came down to strength in midfield characterised by the stand out performer that day Luka Modric. They managed a whopping 59% of the possession that game and I can see if they play like they did at the weekend Spurs wining this game comfortably.
First Goalscorer Kevin Nolan 11.0 Victor Chandler
Anytime Goalscorer Rafael Van De Vaart 2.88 Stan James
Correct Score Tottenham 3-1 21.0 BlueSquare
By John Fernandez
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