Reasons for betting on Newcastle United vs Tottenham tip
Newcastle came back to the Premier League after one year of absence, and they are ready to do something big this year. They will have a huge challenge in front of them because last year’s runner up Tottenham Hotspurs is coming to Saint James Park in search of a win. These two sides have played many spectacular matches in history, and we expect nothing less from this game.
Newcastle United overview
During the preseason Newcastle United had 4 victories, one draw, and one defeat. 4 of those 6 games ended with a moderate number of goals between 2 and 3. The Magpies scored the opening goal in 8 of the previous 9 matches. In all four victories, they have scored at least two goals.
However, in the 9 previous years, Newcastle United hasn’t recorded a win in the season opener. On the other hand, Rafa Benitez never experienced a defeat against Tottenham Hotspurs on his turf (W5 D3).
Tottenham Hotspur overview
The Spurs participated at International Champions Cup where they recorded one victory and 2 defeats. At first, they were excellent against Paris Saint-Germain defeating them with 4-2, and then they have lost against the Roma 2-3, and against Manchester City 3-0. Though, they improved the impression a little bit, when they defeated Juventus 2-0, six days ago. It is evident that one of the most efficient teams in Europe during the previous season still prefers to play open, and that they will not back out from that philosophy.
Head to head games
In the previous two meetings, Newcastle United recorded both victories. Especially impressive was the last one at St James Park 5-1, in the last game of 2016 season. The Magpies smashed Tottenham, and we are sure that this result is still in the head of most Spurs players. Previous 6 meetings were ended with over 2.5 goals, and this can describe you the approach to the h2h games from both sides. Offensive and without calculations.
Rafa Benitez and Mauricio Pochettino met twice in their respective career. The record is even, and both managers have one win apiece.
Prediction for Newcastle United vs Tottenham tip
Both teams to score is the first thing that crosses our mind when we see this match up. Tottenham Hotspurs has one of the best offensive lines in England, and on the other hand, Newcastle United is pretty efficient when playing home. It is why we believe that this would be the wisest choice for this game.
For the second suggestion, over 2.5 is our pick. When we see the recent games and the whole history of Newcastle and Tottenham, a high-efficient affair is expected. As we already mentioned, the Spurs will not adjust to anyone, and they will attack always. The Magpies have to answer in order to reach a positive result.