Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United Preview
The 2023/24 Premier League season is not slowing down, and following a round of midweek matches, the competition returns this weekend. The clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United on Sunday, December 10, will certainly attract a lot of interest. The kick-off in London is scheduled for 4:30 pm local time.
The hosts had an incredible start to the season but are on a terrible run of form at the moment, something to consider in the Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United prediction. The visitors are also coming after a surprising 3-0 loss to Everton on the road.
Tottenham Hotspur Preview
As mentioned above, Spurs were great at the start of the 2023/24 campaign, even sitting first in the Premier League at some point. However, the Lilywhites are currently the worst team in the league in terms of recent form, recording four losses and one draw in the last five matches.
Nevertheless, Tottenham Hotspur are fifth in the table with 27 points after 15 matches. Ange Postecoglou’s team boasts a record of 29 scored and 22 conceded goals.
One key factor in the Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United tips is the multiple injuries suffered by the hosts. Spurs continue without the likes of James Maddison, Micky van de Ven, Ivan Perisic and others.
Newcastle United Preview
The Magpies are also coming on the back of a defeat but their recent form is not as drastic: three wins and two losses. Moreover, those wins came against such solid sides as Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.
Newcastle United are currently placed seventh in the Premier League with 26 points. They have a record of 32 scored and 17 conceded goals. Only Arsenal and Liverpool, with 14, have conceded fewer goals than the Toon.
Thus, a win over Spurs would allow Eddie Howe’s men to overtake their rivals and get closer to the top four. Despite the recent form, though, the Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United odds are rather balanced.
Betting Tips Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United
Both teams to score? Yes
While Spurs’s recent results have indeed been far from good, their attack remains at a very respectable level. While they aren’t the best scoring team in the 2023/24 Premier League, consistency has not been a problem for Postecoglou’s men – they’ve scored in every single league match to date, including those which were lost. That trend should continue.
Newcastle United, too, have a good attack, as their scoring output is the fifth-best in England. Given the poor run of form from the Lilywhites, we expect the visitors to score on Sunday too. The Magpies will need to prove themselves, especially the attacking players, following the loss to Everton.
Thus, both teams scoring reads like a reasonable expectation, and Bet365 gives 1.50 odds on it to happen. The visitors indeed have a solid backline but it is not impenetrable, and Totttenham will find at least one opening.
Heung-min Son to score anytime
And speaking about goals, we have a concrete name in mind in our Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United prediction – Heung-min Son! The South Korean now captains Tottenham and has expectedly become Postecoglou’s main man in attack following the departure of Harry Kane this summer.
This term so far, Son has netted nine times in 15 appearances, which makes him the third-best goalscorer in the Premier League. However, in this five-match winless run at Spurs, the 31-year-old has scored just once – in the 3-3 draw with Manchester City.
If the hosts are to get back on the winning track, they will need their captain to perform. We believe that Son will deliver this Sunday, with Bet365’s odds on his scoring anytime standing at 2.60. Son already knows what it means to score against Newcastle, as he has four goals in 14 head-to-head appearances.
Over 4.5 cards
Of course, no match involving Spurs can’t go without yellow cards, and the Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United tips is no exception. Bet365 offers 1.66 odds on over 4.5 cards.
To put it into numbers, the Lilywhites have received 45 cards in 15 matches this term, which is exactly three bookings per game. Due to their active pressing high up the pitch, Postecoglou’s men tend to commit a lot of fouls in transition, which sees the referee pull out the cards quite often.
Newcastle’s record of 38 cards is rather high, although it doesn’t compare to Spurs. Nevertheless, the Toon tend to get booked more often against teams that play in a similar manner to Tottenham. For example, they saw five cards in the 1-0 loss to Manchester City, same as in the 1-0 win over Arsenal.
Considering the playing style of the two teams, a high number of fouls and thus bookings on Sunday should not come as a surprise.
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