Newcastle vs Spurs Preview, Team News, Line-Ups, Betting Tips & Predicted Score

By on May 14, 2016

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Tottenham will look to wrap-up second place in the Premier League table when they take on Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon.

Last weekend’s disappointing 2-1 defeat to Southampton at White Hart Lane has left the door open for Arsenal to pip Spurs to the runners-up spot behind champions Leicester City.

However, Mauricio Pochettino’s men still hold a two point lead with a far superior goal difference so realistically they know they only need a point at St James’ Park to secure second spot and finish above their North London rivals for the first time in 20 years.

This could have been a nightmare fixture for Spurs if Newcastle were still battling relegation but Sunderland’s win in midweek has consigned the Geordies to the Championship so the atmosphere should be subdued one tomorrow.

BACK HARRY KANE TO WIN THE GOLDEN BOOT AT ODDS OF 5/1

Team news

Tottenham will continue to be without Mousa Dembele as he serves the second of his six-game ban while Dele Alli is also still suspended following his own violent conduct charge.

Otherwise, Pochettino has no fresh injury worries so Nabil Bentaleb is the only other absentee as he continues to nurse a knee problem.

The hosts wont risk Vernon Anita as he’s carrying a knock so Daryl Janmaat could come back in to the back four.

Tim Krul and Rob Elliot remain injured while Fabricio Coloccini and Massadio Haidara are also still sidelined.

Likely Line-Ups

Predicted Score

Newcastle 1-2 Tottenham: Spurs will be thanking Sunderland for making this game a whole lot easier for them as Newcastle have nothing left to play for and will be lacking in motivation tomorrow. Tottenham on the other hand should be desperate to secure a positive result and finish above Arsenal for the first time in 20 years, and I think they’ll get the job done with a win.

Betting Tips

Tottenham are the 4/5 favourites but if you want a bit more value then my prediction of 2-1 is available at odds of 15/2 while I also like the look of Harry Kane to open the scoring at 10/3 as he’ll be keen to secure the Golden Boot. If you combined those two bets in a score-cast then we get very tempting odds of 18/1.

BACK HARRY KANE TO WIN THE GOLDEN BOOT AT ODDS OF 5/1

What do you think? What line-up would you like to see start?

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