Prediction for Newcastle Utd – Tottenham
Tottenham to win @ 1.69
Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur play at St James’ Park in a Premier League matchday. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations indicates total balance between these two teams, as there were 2 victories for each team in the last 4 matches. However, the last time these two teams disputed a game in this stage was in 15-05-2016, for the Premier League, that ended with the victory of Newcastle United by (5-1). The goals of the match were scored by G. Wijnaldum (19 ‘and 73’), A. Mitrović (39 ‘), R. Aarons (85’) and D. Janmaat (86 ‘) for Newcastle United and E. Lamela (60 ‘) for Tottenham Hotspur. In this match the factor home can be decisive, since Tottenham Hotspur presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
Newcastle Utd :
The home team will dispute their first game in this edition of the competition, having won the promotion for having finished the last edition of the lower division in the 1st position. This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; Against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. In the last game that disputed, for the Friendly, it gained the Hellas Verona at home by (2-0). In their last 10 games at home, Newcastle United have 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat. His attack has marked regularly, since he has always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games. There is a tendency to have goals in their home games, as 24 of the last 28 games they have played have finished with over 1.5 goals.
The Newcastle had a very interesting preseason, with several victories, being that in the last friendly party beat to Verona, by 2-0. In this first encounter coach Rafael Benítez must keep the team in the usual tactical system, 4-2-3-1, Mitrovic being the most offensive reference. For this season the landlords contracted some reinforcements of weight, like Murphy, Lejeune and Mikel Merino. Everything indicates that the coach can not count on Dwight Gayle and Aarons, both injured.
This is the first game in this edition of the competition of the visiting team, which finished the previous edition in the 2nd position. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has recorded 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, with 34 goals scored and 19 conceded; Against 13 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat in his stadium, with 44 goals scored and 12 suffered. In the last game he played, for the Friendly, won Juventus at home (2-0). In his last 10 games as a visitor Tottenham Hotspur has 7 wins and 3 losses. His defense has not been very solid, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times, but he got the comeback in 2. There was 1 period in the last 20 games as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 16 of his 44 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘ ).
Tottenham come to this game with a 2-0 victory over Juventus, putting an end to the two losses in the preseason. Usually the coach Mauricio Pochettino’s team runs into 4-2-3-1, privileging the possession of the ball and organized attacks: Dele Alli is the main organizer of the game, owning great quality pass and vision of the game. For this game the coach can not count on Danny Rose and Érik Lamela, both injured.
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