Newcastle vs Tottenham Preview, Team News, Line-ups, Betting Tips & Prediction

By on August 12, 2017

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Tottenham Hotspur start the new Premier League season with a tricky trip to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon.

Tottenham’s preparations for the new campaign have been overshadowed by Danny Rose’s controversial interview last week where he questioned the clubs transfer policy and suggested he’d be open to a move this summer.

Mauricio Pochettino insists the full-back has been forgiven after issuing an apology on Friday but it was the last thing the Argentinean coach needed on the eve of the new season.

Spurs will be hoping to pick up where they left off last season as they enjoyed an excellent campaign having finished second behind champions Chelsea but Pochettino will want to go one better this year.

However, it’s a tricky start for the north Londoners as Newcastle will be looking to get off to a positive start after sealing promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking following their relegation in 2015/16.

Team news

Tottenham will be without Rose as the defender is still recovering from a knee ligament injury sustained last season so Ben Davies will start on the left side.

Pochettino has a void to fill on the opposite flank as Kieran Trippier is out with an ankle injury so Moussa Sissoko is being tipped to deputise in the right wing-back position.

Victor Wanyama and Heung-min Son are in contention but they may not be risked from the start as they aren’t match fit yet while Erik Lamela and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou are both still out through injury.

Newcastle will be without right-back DeAndre Yedlin due to a hamstring injury but striker Dwight Gayle is fit after his own hamstring problem.

Likely Line-ups

Predicted Score

Newcastle 1-2 Tottenham: The Magpies ran out 5-1 winners when the two sides met on the final day of the 2015/16 season but they should expect a far tougher game this time around. Spurs may be missing a couple of players but their starting eleven is still strong and I expect them to edge this one tomorrow.

Betting Tips

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