Tottenham v Newcastle Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
May 07, 2018
Wembley Stadium - Premier League
Tottenham host Newcastle in their penultimate home game of the season, with Mauricio Pochettino's team looking to secure a top four finish.
Tottenham won 2-0 at St.James' Park earlier this season, with Dele Alli and Ben Davies scoring, and Jonjo Shelvey being sent off for the home side.
Newcastle won home and away against Tottenham in 2015-16, 5-1 on Tyneside and 2-1 in North London.
Tottenham should be able to welcome back defender Jan Vertonghen from a minor knee problem for this game, however Serge Aurier and Moussa Dembele are still lacking in match fitness.
Newcastle have two players already ruled out for their trip to Wembley Stadium, with Ciaran Clark and Christian Atsu both ruled out for Rafa Benitez's side.
Tottenham v Newcastle Preview and Predictions
Pochettino's team know that three points in this game would go a long way to guaranteeing Champions League football for them next season, with Chelsea and Liverpool both vying for a top four spot.
A win in this game would mean that they would only require a draw against Leicester City on the final day, and given their inability to secure any silverware this season, they will want to wrap up a top four spot.
The Magpies have secured their Premier League status for another season, and they have lost their last three games, so Tottenham should have enough to secure this win and boost their own objectives, priced at 2/11.
Spurs have won just one of their last five games, scoring just five goals along the way, and Newcastle have conceded just four goals in their three recent losses.
With that in mind, this game is unlikely to be a thriller, and a under 2.5 total goals bet comes in at 15/8.
Tottenham to win 1-0 at 9/1
Spurs know that points are the focus at this stage of the season, and they will approach this game with that mentality. The chances of them missing out on a top four spot are slim, but Pochettino will leave no room for error ahead of the final weekend of action in the Premier League.
Harry Kane to score first at 2/1
Kane has 27 goals in league action this season, and will not have given up hope of catching Mo Salah in the race for the Golden Boot, and he has two goals in his last three appearances. His single mindedness in front of goal could well be decisive in this clash.