Tottenham Hotspur-Newcastle United Betting Preview: Back a shortage of goals in north London

Spurs host the Magpies in an early kickoff on Sunday and our tipster is advising backing the under 2.5 line at Even money
Newcastle United travel down to White Hart Lane this weekend to face Tottenham Hotspur, with Alan Pardew's men likely to be full of confidence after their win over Chelsea last weekend.

Spurs will also be in high spirits, after securing their place in the next round of the Europa League with a midweek victory so you could be forgiven for expecting a free-flowing game.

Newcastle come into this game after beating a much-fancied Chelsea side at St James' Park last weekend. Pardew's side caused somewhat of a shock, sustaining pressure for long periods of the game, before two second-half goals gave them all three points and made somewhat of a mockery of the Blues' odds-on starting price.

That was their first victory in four matches, with defeats to Manchester City and Sunderland paired with a draw with Liverpool.

The last couple of weeks have been tough for Pardew's men, but he will be hoping they can come away with London with at least a point this weekend. Paddy Power don't give them a huge amount of hope, though, pricing them at 11/2 (6.50) to take all three points.

Tottenham are proving very difficult to beat this season, with Andre Villas-Boas's side only losing once in their last 13 matches. With five victories in their last six games, Spurs find themselves in fourth position in the Premier League, five points from Arsenal, who sit atop the division.

Last time out in the league, they came up against a solid Everton side at Goodison Park, with both sides cancelling each other out in a 0-0 draw.

Paddy Power price them as favourites at 8/15 (1.53) to take all three points. The same firm have the draw at 3/1 (4.00).

A bet that stands out in this fixture is under 2.5 goals at even money (2.00) with Paddy Power.

This price seems to offer a huge amount of value when you consider it would have paid out in nine of Spurs 10 league matches this season. With the bet also landing in Newcastle's last two fixtures, it's certainly worth backing here.

Under 2.5 goals at even money (2.00) 1.5pt stake with Paddy Power

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