Newcastle v Tottenham Betting Offers and Tips – 13th August 2017

Published: 09.08.2017

Fans of every Premier League club will be excited about the new season starting but the Newcastle fans who fill St James’ Park on Sunday will be that little bit more excited than most.

The Toon Army are back in the big time after a season in the Championship and they are gunning for a fast start against Spurs on Sunday.

As for Tottenham, a new season is another chance to win the title for this talented group of players but the lack of transfer activity over the summer provides a troubling background with Mauricio Pochettino publicly suggesting that he needs reinforcements to remain competitive at the top of the table.

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Betting Analysis

Tottenham are looking for revenge at St James’ Park. The last time they played away at Newcastle was the final day of the 2015/16 season and they were on the wrong end of a 5-1 score line.

The bookies believe that Spurs will be able to get that revenge and have made them the odds-on favourites for the win on Sunday. However, we’ve got a feeling that Newcastle will be able to avoid defeat in their first game back in the Premier League.

Whereas Spurs fans are becoming increasingly concerned about their lack of transfer activity, the Toon Army are confident that their team will finish the season comfortably clear of relegation trouble.

That positive atmosphere in the stands will radiate onto the pitch and should help Newcastle secure a positive result. So, take the $2.30 that Bet365 are quoting on Newcastle winning with a +1 goal handicap.

Rafa Benitez is an experienced manager and he knows that support from the Newcastle fans will be a big tool in their arsenal for the coming season. His team can capitalise on that positivity by getting off to a flying chance and we like the $2.60 that Centrebet are quoting on Newcastle scoring in the first half.

Although Newcastle have a real chance of picking up all three points, it will be very tough for them to keep Tottenham’s group of attacking players at bay.

Spurs have several danger men which makes a bet on both teams to score seem wise at $1.72 with Sportsbet.

Of all the potential goalscorers in Tottenham’s rank, none is quite as deadly as Harry Kane. The England striker will be targeting the golden boot once again this season and can secure the first goal of his campaign on Sunday at odds of $2 with Sportsbet.

Top Betting Tips

Newcastle +1 goal at $2.30 with Bet365

Newcastle to score in the first half at $2.60

Both teams to score at $1.72 with Sportsbet

Harry Kane to score at $2 with Sportsbet

Key Battles

If Newcastle are to get a positive result from Sunday’s match they will have to be organised at the back. Benitez is almost certain to start with four men at the back and whoever he picks in the starting XI they’ll have to maintain high levels of concentration throughout the match.

The trio of Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen will seek to pull the Newcastle defence into uncomfortable positions whenever possible so containing their movement will be key.

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