Newcastle v Tottenham Hotspur Tips & OddsEnglish Premier League
Newcastle v Tottenham
Saturday 18th August 2012, KO 17:30
Saturday’s live TV game is the clash between Newcastle and Tottenham at the Sports Direct Arena. Newcastle performed way above expectations last season and the appointment of Alan Pardew by Mike Ashley now looks to have been an inspired one. It’s all change at Tottenham as Harry Redknapp has now been replaced by former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas and it will be interesting to see if the new boss can fair better at Spurs.
Match Betting Odds
Newcastle were the real surprise package of last season. They were challenging for a Champions League spot for the majority of the campaign and only just missed out on a top four place. Alan Pardew got his side playing some terrific football, particular in front of their home fans and the majority of the players brought into the club turned out to be real stars.
Andre Villas-Boas has a tough act to follow in Harry Redknapp, but the former Chelsea and Porto boss doesn’t looked at all phased by the challenge that lies ahead. Tottenham looked to be a little light up front if the Adebayor signing doesn’t go through as expected, and this is an area the manager will need to address.
In Newcastle and Tottenham we have two teams that should be right up there in the mix for European football this season. They look evenly matched on paper and I think a draw is the most likely result here.
Tipsters Best Bets
Back The Draw @ 12/5 with bet365
First Goalscorer – Back Gareth Bale @ 7/1 with bet365
Last Season 2-2
Head To Head
Recent Form Newcastle LLWLWW
Recent Form Tottenham WDWWLL