Tottenham Newcastle Betting Tips – Newcastle United In Search Of Another Upset Over Tottenham Friday
Newcastle United had not fared well against Tottenham Hotspur until its latest meeting. After registering back-to-back sports betting wins over Aston Villa and Chelsea FC this past week, they should be confident they can score another upset over a team that is 15 points clear of them in the Premier League table. Tottenham had struggled until very recently when it was able to score a win against West Brom on Sunday, but still didn’t look very confident despite getting the result.
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Newcastle United
Friday February 9, 2013 – 7:45 AM ET
White Hart Lane, Tottenham London
Premier League Sportsbook Line: Tottenham – 150
The last time these teams met was in the first match of the season for both clubs, a 2-1 victory for Newcastle United that came courtesy of goals from Demba Ba and Hatem Ben Arfa. Ba has since left, but with Moussa Sissoko that stealing the show in Newcastle’s last match with two second-half goals against Chelsea, this club is playing with confidence.
Premier League Betting Preview: Tottenham
Gareth Bale continued to display his dominance with a superb strike that was the difference in Tottenham’s win over West Brom, and Newcastle United actually helped the Hotspur close its gap to one point behind third-place Chelsea with their win. Tottenham is playing a confident brand of football that has them challenging for a top position, and the play of the striker from Wales is a big reason for it. Bale has scored 11 league goals this season and continues to create for himself, although it would hurt to be without leading scorer Jermain Defoe for any length of time after he was injured in the win over Albion. The Hotspur are in position to challenge for a top-three spot, and simply can’t afford to let off the gas now.
Premier League Betting Preview: Newcastle United
Sissoko’s double against the blues was the perfect start following his transfer, as a rejuvenated club didn’t stop coming against Chelsea. Down 2-1, Sissoko tallied twice in the second half to rally for the win. Mathieu Debuchy and Yoan Gouffran also looked good for Newcastle United, as well as the man expected to replace the production of Ba in Papiss Cisse. Cabaye and fullback Davide Santon helped push the pace by pushing up and supporting the front line, and that should only help the Magpies confidence heading in to this next stretch. Newcastle United had struggled against Tottenham prior to this season’s win, and it will be interesting to see how they approach this contest.
Premier League Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
While some online betting players will take a shot at the upset with Newcastle United listed at +400 to win this contest, the smart money is on Tottenham taking another step towards securing a top-three spot. Chelsea’s struggles have left them vulnerable in the third spot in the table, and Hotspur can’t afford to allow the opportunity to leapfrog them pass by without capitalizing.
Premier League Betting Pick: Tottenham