The race for securing the Champions League spots is going on in the English Premier League. When Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester City are fighting for the league title, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, and Manchester United are racing for the 4th place in the point table.

Tottenham Hotspur are currently in 4th with 60 points, the same as Aston Villa. They will face off against Newcastle United tomorrow away from home, aiming to increase the gap between the 4th and 5th teams. Newcastle United, on the other hand, are not in their best form as they were last season. The Magpies are currently in 8th with 47 points. 

Stats & Facts

  • Newcastle United won the exact same fixture last season by a massive margin. The Magpies defeated Tottenham Hotspur by a 6-1 margin at St James’ Park.
  • A win would see Newcastle winning back-to-back home meetings with the Spurs for the first time since 2008.
  • Tottenham Hotspur have scored in each of their last 17 league meetings with the Magpies at St. James’ Park.
  • The last time Tottenham failed to score at St. James’ Park was in 2003 when Newcastle United secured a 3-0 win over the Spurs.
  • Newcastle tasted only two defeats in their last 10 games in the English Premier League. Before that, they had lost six of their previous seven games in this competition.
  • Only two teams have scored in each of their home matches in the Premier League this season, one is Tottenham Hotspur and the other is Newcastle United.

Team News

Newcastle United have been struggling with loads of injuries. They will miss tons of players through injuries, including Joelinton, Sven Botman, Jamaal Lascelles, Lewis Miley, Kieran Trippier, Nick Pope, Valentino Livramento, and Miguel Almiron. Matt Targett and Joe Willock are still uncertain and likely to miss the match against Tottenham Hotspur.

As for Tottenham Hotspur, manager Ange Postecoglou confirmed that Richarlison will miss tomorrow’s match. He said, “Not for this week. He’s close and, obviously with the weekend off next weekend, it’ll give him time to recover – and he’s on track to do that.”

Additionally, Fraser Forster, Ryan Sessegnon, and Manor Solomon still remain unavailable due to their respective injury.

Possible Lineup for Newcastle United:

Dubravka; Krafth, Schar, Burn, Hall; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Anderson; Barnes, Isak, Gordon

Possible Lineup for Tottenham Hotspur:

Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Bentancur, Bissouma; Johnson, Maddison, Werner; Son

Prediction: Newcastle 2-2 Tottenham

Interestingly, the two teams earned exactly the same points from their last five league games. Newcastle United and Tottenham already proved their attacking prowess in this competition, although their defense is not good enough. As a home team, Newcastle have a good chance to win this match. But considering the recent form of Tottenham Hotspur, we expect a thrilling match, which might end with a tie.

Betfair Odds

Newcastle: 2.79

Draw: 4.04

Tottenham: 2.33

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