Newcastle United faces a tough test this Sunday when it looks to cement its place in the top four with a win against Tottenham Hotspur.
Newcastle has had an edge over Tottenham in the past decade, taking six wins, while the Magpies have won three and their most recent encounter ended in a draw – at St James’s Park.
Tottenham last beat Newcastle away during 2008 in the League Cup.
Newcastle is still enjoying its most successful start to a season in several years. The club is unbeaten in nine matches, and has taken three wins and two draws from its last five.
While Newcastle has struggled on defence by letting in 6 goals, its attack has kept it ahead of the game with 9 goals in five matches. The club is yet to concede a home defeat this season.
Tottenham, meanwhile, has hit some solid form. Bar a League Cup loss to Stoke City, the Spurs have been in great shape with four wins and a loss from five matches – including a 4-0 defeat of Liverpool and a 2-1 defeat of Arsenal on the weekend in the London Derby.
Tottenham’s strikers are shining up front with 11 goals in five matches. Defence is also fairly impressive with 3 goals conceded in five games.
This is a tough match to call. While the Spurs haven’t often raided St. James’s Palace, they’re certainly in the form to do so now.
However, Newcastle will be no pushovers at home, and will look to shut the Spurs out the match. While draws between these sides are rare, this could be on the cards come Sunday.
One thing that seems certain is that we’ll see some goals on Sunday. With this in mind our Newcastle United vs. Tottenham Hotspur betting tip is to back over 2.75 goals being scored in this fixture in the over/under goals betting markets.
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