Tottenham find themselves in a bit of a pickle as they prepare to host Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.
Following a shock 1-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, Spurs are placed in the fourth spot with 71 points. Chelsea are only a couple of points behind them in the league table.
Spurs do have an advantage over the Blues due to a better goal difference, but they must collect at least four points from their last two games. This shouldn’t be a problem for Mauricio Pochettino’s men as they face Newcastle and Southampton at home in their last two games. However, stranger things have happened in football, and Spurs have a reputation of bottling-up at crucial moments.
Newcastle seemed to have cooled off after securing their survival. They have lost their last three games in the league, and in their last game, they lost 2-1 at Watford.
However, they still find themselves in the top-half of the table. The Magpies currently sit in the tenth spot with 41 points.
The Magpies would certainly love to spoil Spurs’ season, but their terrible away form doesn’t speak well for their chances. Newcastle have managed only four away wins over the course of the season.
Earlier this season, Spurs claimed a 2-0 win over ten-man Newcastle at St James’ Park. Jonjo Shelvey was shown the red card in the 48th-minute, and Spurs capitalized with second-half goals from Dele Alli and Ben Davies.
Tottenham vs Newcastle United – Match Facts
Spurs have kept five clean sheets in their last six home games.
Tottenham’s last three games have ended with under 2.5 goals.
Spurs have lost only two of their last 36 home games in the league.
Tottenham vs Newcastle United – Team News
The North London side are expected to be without Serge Aurier, Harry Winks, Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele.
For the visitors, Christian Atsu is ruled out, and Ciaran Clark is a doubt. Islam Slimani is suspended for the game.
Tottenham vs Newcastle United – Match Odds
Spurs are favourites to win, and they are available at their best odds of 1/5 at Coral. We are backing the home side to pick up a win in this game.
A draw is available at 15/2 odds at Bet365, and an away win can get you 17/1 odds at Betfair.
Tottenham vs Newcastle United – Correct Score Odds
We don’t expect this game to be a goal-fest, and we believe the home side will settle for a comfortable 2-0 home win. Our prediction is available at the best odds of 7/1 at Bet365.
Tottenham vs Newcastle United – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Spurs striker Harry Kane is the favourite to score in the game at his best odds of 2/5 at Skybet. We are backing Dele Alli as our prediction as he is available at much better odds of 19/10 at Unibet.
For the visitors, Dwight Gayle is available at 17/4 odds at Unibet.
Tottenham vs Newcastle United – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We are going for under 2.5 goals in this game. This bet is available at the best odds of 28/13 at Unibet.