Tottenham vs Newcastle: Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

By on February 10, 2012

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Tottenham welcome high-flying Newcastle United to White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon with Harry Redknapp returning to the dug out after missing last weeks draw at Anfield.

Redknapp is currently the bookies favourite to replace Fabio Capello as England manager but the 64-year-old has insisted his only focus is Tottenham and he will no doubt get a rousing reception at the Lane tomorrow from the home fans.

Newcastle are currently sitting in fifth place in the league and will be a stern test for Spurs, who themselves desperately require three points to keep pace the both Manchester clubs in the title race.

Team News

Aaron Lennon and Jermain Defoe are both back in contention after recovering from hamstring injuries, while Jounes Kaboul faces a late fitness test.

Rafael Van der Vaart misses out after failing to recover from a calf problem and joins Sandro, Gallas and Huddlestone on the sidelines.

Alan Pardew has his problems for the game with seven players unavailable. Best, S. Taylor, R. Taylor, Marveaux and S. Ameobi are all injured, Cabaye completes a three-game ban while Tiote is still at the African Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast.

However, Newcastle are likely to play Senegalese pair Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse up front after both got on the scoresheet last week against Aston Villa.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

Tottenham have a very good home record this season having won nine of their twelve games at White Hart Lane so far this season, and Newcastle have several first team players missing. I can only predict a home win here, but it won’t be easy. Tottenham 2-1 Newcastle.

Please leave your opinions on the game in the comments section below…

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6 Comments

  1. pablo

    February 10, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    they should play the frog / fog on the tyne.

    like to go ’bout toon!

  2. shamus

    February 10, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    fink thaz funnies pal – pablo?

    no suck thingk as frog on the tyne.

    you go back to columbia & I’ll enjoy my walk ’bout toon!

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  4. Alee

    February 11, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Really? why have a 5 man midfield? Surely a fit defoe will play with Adey if VDV is man down. If not, Saha with Adey.

  5. Jamesalot

    February 11, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    4:4:2 surely, agree with Alee here..

    Besides, if it were 5 in the middle – I’d like to see Sandro over Livermore really (sorry Jake).

    Enjoy your walk around town Shamus, but

    COYS!

  6. peter

    February 11, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Agree, think with vdv out defoe should start in place of the fantastic livermore and play 4 4 2, come on you spurs 5.1 win you heard it here first

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