Tottenham v Newcastle betting
Tottenham take on Newcastle at home on Saturday evening, as the speculation around Harry Redknapp and the England job continues. However, this will be a tough game for both sides and may give a big indication as to where these teams will finish this season. Tottenham are fighting to stay in the title race, whilst Newcastle are looking to continue their fight for a European place.
Tottenham got a valuable draw away at Liverpool in midweek, but with Redknapp back and focused on Spurs, they are more than capable of getting a result at home here. Spurs have a great home record in the league, having only lost 1 and drawn 2 of their 12 games. There is no wonder then that the home side are favourites here and best priced at 1.5 at Ladbrokes. Lennon, Defoe and Van der Vaart all missed the midweek game and are doubtful here as well, and their absence could have a big effect on the game. However Spurs should still have enough with Bale and Adebayor to take all 3 points. Bale has scored an impressive 9 goals so far this season, so betting on the winger to open the scoring with odds of 7.0 from Skybet is showing good value. Finally, although Tottenham’s defensive record has been fairly good this season, Newcastle do have some firepower in their ranks, so betting on both teams to score at 1.91 at William Hill should give a good return.
The Magpies have been boosted by the return of striker Demba Ba and new signing Papiss Cisse. They have also been performing above all expectations this season, and have played some good attacking football. Alan Pardew’s men are outsiders at 7.5 with Bet365, but with Tottenham’s injuries, there is some good value in an away win. Demba Ba has bagged 16 in 20 games so far this season, so betting on the striker to score at any time during the game with 3.5 at Ladbrokes is looking a great bet. Newcastle’s good form this season means they could well come away with something here, and a 1-1 draw is looking particularly good value with 9.5 available from Coral. Both teams do have a good defensive record though, with Spurs conceding just 10 at home and Newcastle 19 away. So betting on under 2.5 goals is also looking good value with 2.0 available from Stan James.
Gareth Bale first goal scorer – 7.0 Skybet
Both teams to score – 1.91 William Hill
Demba Ba anytime scorer – 3.5 Ladbrokes
1-1 Draw –9.5 Coral
Under 2.5 goals – 2.0 Stan James
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