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Tottenham vs Newcastle Match Preview

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Tottenham will be looking to inject more damage to an already “hurt” Newcastle side as they prepare for Arsenal test.

Tottenham vs Newcastle Premier League 2019/20

Venue : Tottenham Hotspur stadium

Date : Sunday, 25 August 2019

Kick-off : 4:30 PM BST

Tottenham could extend their 4-game winning run against the Magpies and take that as a morale-booster ahead of the North London derby against Arsenal as they take on Newcastle at home first.

Tottenham had shaky starts in both their first two games as the Spurs conceded all three goals in the first half while we have seen them get involved more as the match goes on. Tottenham’s midfield has been an important factor and chasing goals as they came from behind three times in their first two games. New signing Tanguy Ndombele has already hit the ground running which is not often the case with Ligue 1 players. The most positive factor for Spurs has to be Harry Kane’s early scoring run as he struggles in August a lot. The return of Son Heung-Min is s major boost for the lilywhites as he was the most important player for Spurs last season.

Newcastle, on the other hand, were tipped to be relegation candidates by many people but they began the season on a positive note against Arsenal, despite losing 1-0. But all the positivity was thrown out of the window when Teemu Pukki ran circles around the Newcastle’s defense as Steve Bruce was tactically outplayed by Daniel Farke. This game comes at the worst possible time for the Magpies, but if they’re able to get away with even a point then that would do a lot of good for the season’s hopes.


Tottenham and Newcastle have met 48 times in the Premier League and interestingly, both sides are level with 21 wins each with both sides sharing points on six occasions.

The last encounter between both sides was earlier this year in February where Spurs defeated the Magpies 1-0 on their temporary home in Wembley. Son Heung-Min was the lone-scorer of the match.



Son Heung-Min and Juan Foyth’s suspensions are officially over and while the former is back in contention for the game, the later is still recovering from the ankle injury suffered in pre-season.

Ben Davies and Dele Alli have joined back in training but are not fit enough to make the squad. Spurs’ new signing Tanguy Ndombele suffered from a minor thigh injury in training and will be unavailable for the weekend.

Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring) remains ruled out while Giovani Lo Celso could have an extend role from the bench after making his debut against Man City last weekend.


Dwight Gayle is in contention for the game while Joelinton and Allan Saint-Maximin will be assessed before the match.

DeAndre Yedlin (groin) and Andy Carroll (lack of match fitness) are unlikely to be involved while Christian Atsu, Florian Lejeune and Jack Colback remain the long-term absentees.

Player Form

Harry Kane started his Premier League campaign with a brace against Aston Villa but fading away against Man City. The England captain attempted zero shots in the whole game. The England captain has a decent record against the Magpies scoring three goals in seven appearances. With Son Heung-Min back in contention for the game he might be a choice to come back directly into the starting XI but how can you drop Lucas Moura or Erik Lamela who have both scored a goal and an assist in their first two games. While Lamela scored Tottenham’s first goal against Man City, Lucas Moura came on to provide the equaliser.

Joelinton looked pretty poor against Norwich City, and pretty frustrated too as he was booked for a careless tackle on Max Aarons. Newcastle’s best player right now has to be Jonjo Shelvey, who scored the only goal for the Magpies against Norwich City. Shelvey had a decent game against the Canaries but you need the other players to step up if you’re competing against a team like Spurs.

Team Form

For Tottenham this game is a morale-booster ahead of the North London derby against Arsenal. Spurs were brilliant in their first game against Aston Villa even though they were shaky in the first half, and lucky to get away with a point from the Etihad despite the late drama. Spurs are one of the six teams that are yet to be defeated in the league this season.

Newcastle were optimistic beginning their season with a 1-0 loss to Arsenal. However, Steve Bruce seemed to run out of ideas as the Magpies were clueless as they were defeated 3-1 by newly promoted Norwich City. Newcastle as we know, having one of the best defenses in the league but since Rafa Benitez left, the Magpies haven’t been the same.


Tottenham have Newcastle’s number in recent games but that was mostly due to Rafa Benitez’s defensive set up where Spurs were only able to win by a one-goal difference. After Steve Bruce’s side got exposed against Norwich City last weekend by Teemu Pukki and co, you can’t help but be worried when they face the likes of Kane, Moura, Eriksen, Lamela and the returning Son Heung-Min. We expect Tottenham to win this game with a lot of goals in Spurs’ favor.

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