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Newcastle United are going up against guests Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park in this Premier League clash on Sunday.
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Newcastle United will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 2-1 Premier League defeat in their last game at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers.
In that game, Newcastle United managed 48% possession and 8 shots at goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Newcastle United was Jeff Hendrick (41'). For their opponents, Wolverhampton Wanderers got 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Hee-Chan Hwang (20', 58') was the scorer for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Newcastle United have been conceding pretty frequently recently, although they’ve also found ways to score goals themselves. Over their last 6 matches, Newcastle United have seen their goal breached in 5 of them in addition to scoring in 5 of those matches. We will have to find out whether or not that trend can be sustained here.
Their past results show that Newcastle United:
- haven't lost in the league to Tottenham Hotspur in their last 2 matches.
- have not emerged victorious against Tottenham Hotspur in their previous 3 league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league matches.
Tottenham Hotspur will go into this encounter after a 2-1 Premier League win to beat Aston Villa in their most recent match.
In that match, Tottenham Hotspur managed 57% possession and 17 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Tottenham Hotspur was Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (27'). On the other side, Aston Villa had 13 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Ollie Watkins (67') and Matt Targett (71' Own goal) scored for Aston Villa.
Tottenham Hotspur have seen success in front of goal of late, having scored 12 times in their last 6 matches. Having said that, Tottenham Hotspur can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same matches.
Analysis of their past results shows that Tottenham Hotspur:
- remain unbeaten by Newcastle United in away games against them for the last 4 league matches. An impressive run.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 11/08/2018 shows that Newcastle United have won 1 of these and Tottenham Hotspur 3, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
A combined sum of 15 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 6 from The Magpies and 9 belonging to Spurs. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Premier League match day 30 on 04/04/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Newcastle United 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur.
On that occasion, Newcastle United had 41% possession and 22 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Goals were scored by Joelinton (28') and Joe Willock (85').
Tottenham Hotspur had 11 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Harry Kane (30', 34') scored.
The match was refereed by Craig Pawson.
Team News: Newcastle United
The Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game thanks to a fully healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur manager Nuno Espírito Santo has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Steven Bergwijn (Ankle Injury), Ryan Sessegnon (Knock) and Ben Davies (Ill) can’t be considered.
We’re thinking that Newcastle United may well find it hard to be putting a goal past this Tottenham Hotspur side who we reckon should emerge victorious.
We therefore fancy a hard-fought 0-1 win for Tottenham Hotspur at the conclusion of the game.
Should be a close one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St James' Park (52,305)
Captain: Jamaal Lascelles
Chairman: Yasir Al-Rumayyan
Manager: Steve Bruce
Competitions: Premier League position 19
⭐ Star Player: Allan Saint-Maximin
Customarily playing in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Allan Saint-Maximin was born in Châtenay-Malabry, France. Having played his first senior match for St Etienne in the 2013 - 2014 season, the gifted Midfielder has bagged 2 league goals in this Premier League 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in 7 appearances.