Newcastle United vs. Tottenham: Premier League – Match Preview

Newcastle United’s opening fixture back in the Premier League is a difficult home fixture with Tottenham.

Rafael Benitez guided Newcastle to the Championship title last campaign in his first full season in charge.

The club have added the likes of Florian Lejeune and Mikel Merino to their squad.

Spurs are incredibly yet to sign anyone this summer, although Kyle Walker has left and joined Manchester City for close to £50million.

Mauricio Pochettino guided Tottenham to a second placed finish last campaign, with Harry Kane winning the golden boot.

Enhanced match odds

Tottenham to beat Newcastle United: 25/1 with Betfair*

Tottenham to beat Newcastle United: 25/1 with Paddy Power*

Match history
Despite their relegation from the Premier League in the 15-16 campaign, Newcastle won home and away against Tottenham.

They ended their top flight stay with an incredible 5-1 win at home to Tottenham on the final day!

Last five Premier League meetings
Newcastle United 5 Tottenham 1 – 15/05/16
Tottenham 1 Newcastle United 2 – 13/12/15
Newcastle United 1 Tottenham 3 – 19/04/15
Tottenham 1 Newcastle United 2 – 26/10/14
Newcastle United 0 Tottenham 4 – 12/02/14

Newcastle United DC – 23/18 with 888 Sport

Team news
Dwight Gayle is a major doubt for the hosts, with Aleksandar Mitrovic set to lead the line here.

Rob Elliott appears favourite to start in goal ahead of Karl Darlow here, despite the latter’s impressive 16-17 campaign.

Erik Lamela and Danny Rose are definitely out for Tottenham, who could also be without Victor Wanyama, Kieran Trippier and Heung Min Son.

Eric Dier is set to start from right-back, with Moussa Sissoko earning a rare start against his former employers.

Expected starting XI’s
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Elliot; Manquillo, Clark, Lejeune, Dummett; Hayden, Shelvey; Ritchie, Perez, Atsu; Mitrovic
Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Winks, Dembele; Sissoko, Alli, Eriksen; Kane

Predictions

Result: Draw (3/1 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 1-1 (7/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Christian Eriksen (3/1 with 888 Sport)

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