Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United Betting Preview – 02/02/2019

Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United Betting Preview – 02/02/2019

Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United

Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur outfit return to Wembley Stadium this Saturday for the early kickoff, where they go up against Newcastle United. Tottenham Hotspur avoided picking up their first draw of the season midweek, with some late drama which saw them beat Watford 2-1 thanks to two late goals. Newcastle United provided the biggest shock result of the week when they saw off Manchester City beating them 2-1. The hosts have been struggling without both Harry Kane and Dele Alli, but have managed to grind out three points in both league matches without them. United only narrowly lost out to Tottenham when they met at St James’ Park and after beating City will be full of confidence.

Despite losing both Harry Kane and Dele Alli, Tottenham Hotspur have not yet let their absences have an effect on their results in the league. Spurs have come close to dropping points against Fulham and Watford, but they have managed to secure wins in both games in the dying minutes of the game. Thanks to their 2-1 win over Watford they remain up in third place with 54 points, just two behind Manchester City. The hosts arrive at Wembley Stadium as strong favourites with odds of 2/5 at Bet365.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men are the only side in the Premier League that are yet to draw a game with them winning 18 and losing six of their 24 games played this season. With 50 goals scored this season, Spurs are the third highest scoring side in the league but the majority of those goals have come from their currently injured Harry Kane. Son Heung-Min is their next highest scoring player and after scoring against Watford sits on 13 goals. Betway has Son to score anytime priced at 21/20. Despite being strong going forward, Tottenham have been leaky at the back with them conceding in all five of their last five matches. SkyBet has BTTS priced at 1/1.

Newcastle United have had little to cheer about this season but they have found some rare form in recent games which have seen them rise into 14th place. Over their last five games, they have picked up three wins and two losses. Their most impressive win came most recently when they overcome a one-goal deficit against Manchester City to win 2-1. Rafael Benitez will be confident that his side can secure at least a point in this meeting after only narrowly losing out to them earlier in the season. Betway has priced Newcastle to win at 15/2.

Newcastle’s recent success has come from their improvement in front of goal which had been very poor for the majority of the season. Over the last five games, they have racked up ten goals. In all three of their previous wins, they have scored two or more goals and SkyBet have them to score 2+ goals at 9/2. Salomón Rondón has seven goals this season placing him as Newcastle’s top goalscorer and Bet365 have him to score anytime priced at 7/2.

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