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Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur FC, Premier League 2020-2021, Today Match Prediction

Newcastle upon Tyne, St James' Park



Make or break time for Newcastle and Tottenham as they face nine games to save their season

  • Newcastle are fading fast in 17th position, two points ahead of relegation
  • The Magpies have won two of their last 18 league games
  • Spurs won before the break and are three points off the top four places

Tottenham to win 2-0

Tournament: Premier League 2020-2021 | Venue: Newcastle upon Tyne, St James' Park

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Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has continued to stick with manager Steve Bruce despite shocking form this season, dragging the club into a relegation scrap after a string of poor results and performances alike.

Many fans have called for the sacking of Bruce, though at this late stage of the season, you’d feel that there is little a new manager could achieve after such a disappointing campaign.

Perhaps having fans back in the stadium is just what Newcastle need to kick them into gear, but they’ll have to manage without that for a little while longer at least.

Although Spurs crashed out of the Europa League in dismal fashion, their Premier League form has been rather good of late. Despite a disappointing defeat to Arsenal, they have won four of their last five games in order to give them a shot at Champions League football next season.

There is plenty at stake for both sides here.

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Reasons to be cheerful:

     Allan Saint-Maximin could return from injury here

     The International break has given them the opportunity to reset

Reasons to be fearful:

     Two wins from the last 18 is a dismal record

     Lost five of their last six home meetings with Spurs

Newcastle will once again be without top scorer Callum Wilson through injury, although creative attacker Saint-Maximin should be fit to return in a much needed boost for Steve Bruce’s side.

They have felt the absence of their attacking players recently, with wins desperately hard to come by for the Magpies, with just two victories from the last 18 matches in the league. It’s a run which has seen them slip from a comfortable 12th place to where they are now, just two points off relegation.

With Fulham in 18th playing better of late, there is a real chance that Newcastle could slip into the bottom three at any moment, and should they lose to Spurs here, could be in real trouble by the end of the weekend.

Star Man – Miguel Almiron

Returned from injury before the International break, and his side could really use his goal threat here.

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Reasons to be cheerful:

     Great recent record against Newcastle

     Have won four of their last five league matches

Reasons to be fearful:

     Nine league defeats this season equals Mourinho’s worst ever season

     Face a real uphill battle to finish in the top four

Spurs will have one eye on the top four this weekend, especially after watching Chelsea get thrashed 5-2 by West Brom 24 hours before they kick off. 

That result means Spurs can overtake their London rivals on goal difference with victory here, although West Ham could overtake them both with a win of their own. 

Either way, for Spurs to still be in with a shot of a top four place after a dire run of form earlier in the season is testament to their battling qualities, not to mention the brilliance of Kane and Son upfront.

They have a good record over Newcastle too, having won five of the last six away meetings. Boosted by the return of Son and Sergio Reguilon from injury, they should feel positive about earning a result here.

Star Man – Harry Kane

Has 43 goal involvements already this season, two behind his all time record for a campaign.

     Spurs will sense a huge opportunity to go 4th 

     They should boss possession

     However, a Newcastle goal could make things interesting

Understandably, Spurs are heavy favourites to win here. Their positive league form of late, coupled with Newcastle’s dismal record makes for a fairly one-sided game on paper.

With Newcastle getting one or two players back, it could make things interesting if they were to score first. 

But with the undoubted striking quality Spurs possess, they should have too much quality.

Tottenham to win 2-0


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Author: Ross B.