Prediction and odds for the game: Newcastle (5/1) vs Tottenham (4/7)
We are backing the away win
When: Sunday, 4th April 2021, Kick-off 14:05
Where: St James Park
On Sunday afternoon, Newcastle host Tottenham at St James Park, as both teams look to move closer to their objectives in the Premier League this season.
Steve Bruce’s team have been sucked right into the fight for survival in the English top-flight. The Magpies are just two points clear of the drop zone, although the north east team have a game in hand on 18th-place Fulham.
The home team have won just two of their last 18 Premier League matches, having failed to win in their previous six league outings. Last time out they suffered a 3-0 defeat against fellow strugglers Brighton.
One of the Magpies main problems this season has been a lack of goals, as only four teams in the Premier League have scored fewer league goals. Top goalscorer Callum Wilson, who has ten top-flight goals this season, is currently doubtful having spent time on the sidelines through injury.
Newcastle have won just one of their last eight home games in the Premier League. However, on the flip-side, the Magpies are unbeaten in their last three league outings at St James Park.
The home team have won just one of their last seven meetings with Tottenham in all competitions, including losing five of their last seven outings.
While Newcastle look to just beat the drop this season, Tottenham will still believe that they can finish in the Premier League’s top-four. Jose Mourinho’s team are just three points behind fourth-placed London rivals, Chelsea, in what is becoming a fascinating fight for the last available Champions League spot in the English top-flight.
Tottenham’s recent league form has been pretty good, as they have won four of their last five Premier League games. The stellar run has put the north London team right back in the race for the top-four in the English top-flight.
Spurs’ recent league matches have been relatively high-scoring, with at least two goals scored in seven of their previous eight league matches.
The visitors recent away form has been inconsistent in the Premier League, as they have won just two of their last six league matches on their travels, having suffered four defeats.
Newcastle are major underdogs to get a result in this clash. We are backing Tottenham to record a victory, as they seem to be hitting decent form at the right time. The other bet we are backing is under 2.5 goals, simply as Newcastle are poor in front of goal and will sit back. Spurs have been a bit hit and miss in front of goal on their travels of late too.
Verdict: We are backing the away win at odds of 4/7 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 10/11. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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