Tottenham v Newcastle predictions: Magpies can take another step forward | Sports News

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Eddie Howe’s Newcastle can make a mark against Tottenham

Serena Taylor

Free soccer tips, best bets and analysis for Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday.

where to watch

Sky Sports Main Event & Premier League, 4.30pm Sunday

Best bet

Newcastle or double chance draw
1pt 4-5 Hills

Team News

Emerson Royal is available after his suspension but Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski are ruled out.

Alexander Isak, Karl Darlow, Matt Ritchie and Emil Krafth are ruled out while Allan Saint-Maximin and Joelinton are doubtful.

Match Preview

Newcastle are aiming to challenge the Premier League’s top sides as soon as possible and they can take another step forward when they take on Tottenham in north London.

This season may be too early for the Magpies to break into the top four, but they are not far off the pace and head to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on a six-game unbeaten streak.

Eddie Howe’s side have only tasted defeat once this season, when Fabio Carvalho’s 98th-minute goal condemned them to a 2-1 loss at Liverpool, and they have shown maturity and ability in the 0-0 draw at Manchester United last Sunday.

They weathered a late period of pressure against United, but their performance at Old Trafford was far better than the terrible bid Spurs served up in their 2-0 midweek defeat at the Theater of Dreams.

Tottenham traveled to Manchester needing a point to take second place in the table but ended the evening with question marks over their top four places.

Antonio Conte went with an extra midfielder, selecting Yves Bissouma as a replacement for the injured Richarlison, and could have expected his side to have some control in central areas.

However, they were soon forced back and faced waves of attacks from United.

Tottenham could count themselves lucky to escape with a two-goal defeat and they were oddly overpowered in attack with Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son starving for quality service.

Conte’s side are still reasonably well placed with 23 points from 11 games, but they haven’t beaten any of the top six contenders and three of their wins have come against teams that headed into the zone over the weekend. relegation.

There was a lack of intensity from Tottenham in midweek and they need to recover that quickly as they face a vital Champions League clash at home to Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday.

The ideal way to prepare for Sporting would be with a home win, but Conte’s side may struggle to get what they want.

Newcastle have played well in each of their games this season and will see the Spurs game as another great opportunity to demonstrate their progress.

It may still be a few transfer windows before Newcastle can match the Premier League’s top flight, but they have looked superior to Spurs in recent games and could be the side to end the 100 per cent home record Lilywhites.

Key stat

Newcastle have avoided defeat in 12 of their last 13 Premier League games

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