The first Premier League game of the weekend is at White Hart Lane, where Tottenham host a resurgent Newcastle United side in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.
Tottenham start as 4/6 favourites to win the match, Newcastle can be backed at 4/1, whilst the draw is available at 14/5. All odds quoted are available with Bet365.
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Tottenham will be looking to stretch their unbeaten league run to ten games as Newcastle coming calling at The Lane. The fact that on home turf Spurs have won seven of their last nine matches in all competitions, must serve only as a sobering reminder to Alan Pardew at the size of the task in hand for his Newcastle team. Having said that, Spurs are not bomb-proof having dropped points recently at QPR and Norwich where they were held to draws.
Last weekend Newcastle recorded a stunning 3-2 victory over Chelsea, showing remarkable resistance to overcome a 2-1 second-half deficit. Star of the show was undoubtedly recent signing Moussa Sissoko, who grabbed the Magpies last two goals to send the Geordie faithful wild. If he can repeat that performance on Saturday then he will be a huge threat to the Tottenham back line.
Recent meetings between the sides at White Hart Lane have favoured Tottenham, who have won their last three home matches against Newcastle 5-0, 2-0 and 1-0. However, Newcastle did manage to claim all three points in their earlier meeting at St James’ Park this season when they ran out 2-1 winners back in August. This is a difficult match to predict the outcome of, as although Spurs have been very strong at home, Newcastle will be buoyed by picking up maximum points in their last two matches. I therefore think it makes sense to avoid the home-draw-away markets and instead look for a bit of value in terms of goals betting. Over 2.5 goals looks to have a very good chance of landing although the price looks skinny at 7/10, and a better value bet looks to be over 3.5 goals at 7/4. Two further bets appeal to me and they are in the goalscorerer markets. You won’t get rich quickly backing 13/10 shots but Gareth Bale has been in sparkling form recently and it would be no surprise to see him get on the scoresheet at some point during the game. My other bet is Moussa Sissoko to score anytime at a whopping 6/1.
Over 3.5 goals – 7/4 with Bet365
Gareth Bale anytime goalscorer – 13/10 with Bet365
Moussa Sissoko anytime goalscorer – 6/1 with Bet365
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