>Before we go into newcastle United v Tottenham betting tips, it’s good to get some context on the condition of both teams…
Newcastle go into their opening Premier League match shocked by many absences this Saturday afternoon.
Another frustrating transfer window has passed by for Newcastle and fans will be looking for proof of the need for more players, but also for a strong start to the season as loyalists! The magpies manager, Rafa Benitez has had all but all the money in the world to play with, meaning his old wallet has been left firmly in his pocket.
Equally, Tottenham have also seen a rather unsuccessful transfer period close on them.
On a positive note, both sides have managed to retain key players in their first team squads, with some throwing out spectacular world cup performances, Harry Kane’s Golden Boot being a particular highlight.
Newcastle United Form and Stats
- Newcastle have only managed 20 goals in 17 league games in 2018, most coming in the 2nd half
- Newcastle’s preseason games were a poor show, losing 4-0 to Braga and 1-0 to Augsburg.
- A top half finish last season on their return to the top flight is a key benchmark Newcastle are looking to keep in mind
Tottenham Form and Stats
- Aside form a 4-1 bashing by Girona, Spurs pre season games have gone rather well, going h2h with Barcelona for a penalty finish, Roma and AC Milan falling short of the whites.
- Finishing 3rd last season is nothing to sneer at, Kane and Co will be looking to prove themselves a real title contender form the off this season.
Newcastle Team News
Newcastle’s new signing Martin Dubravka has picked up a small injury but looks good to join in on the action. However, Florian Lejeune is out for a much longer period with an oh so nasty ACL injury to his knee which he picked up in training last month.
Yoshinori Muto, Fabian Schar, Salomon Rondon, and Ki Sung-yeung all may see appearances today, either in the starting line-up or as impact subs.
Tottenham Team News
Spurs players had a major play in England’s world cup efforts and other nations, with 9 players going all the way to the semi-finals. Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen and Hugo Lloris have only had a few weeks to recover over the summer, even if they do get a short extended holiday period. However, some of these players put out world class performances which should help their confidence going into the new season.
Mauricio Pocchettino has a few selection issues to deal with this weekend, there are several potential injury cases regarding Moussa Sissoko and Erik Lamela, while Victor Wanyama, Josh Onomah, and Harry Winks are sidelined without doubt, due to a bad run of injuries.
Missing out on key world cup players in this match due to extended breaks put Pocchettino in a sticky situation, multiplied by players troubled injuries.
Newcastle United v Tottenham Betting Tips
- Under 2.5 first half goals, is 6/5 with ComeOn
- Spurs to Win the Second Half is 5/4 with BetBright
- Newcastle Double Chance is Evens at ComeOn!
Backing the games first goal to come in the second half could be a smart bet in this potentially legless clash. Under 1.5 first half goals is a safe bet for the conditions facing each team.
If we all remember, Spurs beat Newcastle on both occassions last season, keeping a clean sheet in both matches, the psychological edge in h2h battles can play a key role, it looks as though this will not be a high scoring affair, but more of a tactical play from both teams to get through the game unscathed.
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Newcastle v Tottenham Line Ups
The Tech heavy SofaScore has put together a likely line-up for the clash which comes, we see this Newcastle v Spurs Line-Up as highly likely, but the formations suggested may not be part of the pre match strategy
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