Newcastle United v Tottenham Betting: Magpies capable of inflicting early Spurs setback
Harry Kane Tottenham
This fixture has produced plenty of goals in the past, and we are backing both sides to get themselves on the scoresheet on Sunday

Tottenham kick off their campaign by returning to the scene of one of their most disappointing recent defeats.

The final game of the 2015-16 season saw Spurs lose 5-1 to an already relegated Newcastle, a result which meant Mauricio Pochettino's men were overtaken by arch-rivals Arsenal who finished above them for yet another year.

Last term, however, Spurs finally finished seven points clear of the Gunners ending 20 years of neighbourly pain and the north Londoners will be hoping to get off to a winning start against the newly promoted Magpies.

Rafael Benitez Newcastle coach

Newcastle's last stint in the top flight saw them relegated despite a strong record at home with the Tyneside outfit scoring more goals in their own stadium than the side that finished second in the table that season.

Rafa Benitez's men are offered at 17/4 (5.25) with dabblebet to pick up three points in their opening game while the visitors can be backed at 8/13 (1.61) and the draw is offered at 11/4 (3.75)

For the last two seasons, Tottenham have had the stingiest defence in the division, yet last season they only managed five clean sheets on the road. Pochettino's men also scored in all but five of their games away from home, with both teams to score generally proving a profitable selection in Spurs' away matches.

A repeat is offered at 8/11 (1.73) and this is a bet which has paid out in each of the last four Premier League meetings between the sides. Of those four meetings, Newcastle have won three and the Magpies are offered at a healthy-looking 15/2 (8.50) to win and concede once more.

If this fixture generally produces goals then backing at least three to be scored at 3/4 (1.75) could appeal, while over 3.5 goals has paid out in four of the last six games between these sides and is offered at 9/5 (2.80)

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Newcastle United

form

All
BRN 1 - 2 NEW
W
NEW 2 - 0 ARS
W
MCI 5 - 0 NEW
L
NEW 0 - 1 LIV
L
NOR 0 - 3 NEW
W
NEW 1 - 0 CRY
W
NEW 2 - 1 LEI
W
NEW 1 - 0 WOL
W
TOT 5 - 1 NEW
L
EVE 1 - 0 NEW
L
Tottenham Hotspur

form

All
NOR 0 - 5 TOT
W
TOT 1 - 0 BRN
W
TOT 3 - 0 ARS
W
LIV 1 - 1 TOT
D
TOT 3 - 1 LEI
W
BRE 0 - 0 TOT
D
TOT 0 - 1 BHA
L
AVL 0 - 4 TOT
W
TOT 5 - 1 NEW
W
BHA 0 - 2 TOT
W
Head to Head
20 Matches (2 Draws)
6 Total wins 12
2 Home wins 6
4 Away wins 6
Last 5 Matches
0 Wins
2 Draw
3 Wins
TOT 5 - 1 NEW
NEW 2 - 3 TOT
NEW 2 - 2 TOT
TOT 1 - 1 NEW
NEW 1 - 3 TOT
7 Goals Scored 14
Games Over 2.5 Goals 4 / 5
Both Teams Scored 5 / 5
Team Comparison
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Player Comparison

Match Facts

  1. This will be a repeat of Newcastle’s last Premier League game in May 2016 – when they thrashed Spurs 5-1 at St James’ Park.
  2. There have been 14 goals scored in the last three Premier League meetings between these two clubs at St James’ Park.
  3. The Magpies have won only one opening match across their last nine league seasons, but that came against Spurs; 2-1 in 2012 (D4 L4).
  4. Rafa Benitez has not lost any of his previous eight Premier League home games as a manager against Spurs (W5 D3 L0).
  5. This is the seventh successive Premier League season that Tottenham will play their opening Premier League game away from home.
  6. Harry Kane is one goal away from a century for Spurs in all competitions – he has netted 99 goals in 165 games so far, including hat-tricks in his two previous appearances.
  7. Kane has scored 20 goals in his last 15 Premier League games against newly promoted sides – three of his six top-flight hat-tricks have been against newly promoted teams (Leicester in 2014-15, Bournemouth in 2015-16 and Hull last season).
  8. However, Kane has never scored a Premier League goal in August (10 games).
  9. Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle averaged a goal every 93 minutes in the Championship last season, scoring 23 goals; he also scored in his last top-flight appearance against Spurs for Crystal Palace in January 2015.
  10. None of the last nine winners of the Championship have won their first match in the Premier League after promotion (D2 L7). The last team to achieve this were Sunderland in August 2007, who beat Tottenham on the opening day thanks to a late strike from Michael Chopra.
  11. Christian Eriksen was involved in the build up sequence to 253 open play shots last season in the Premier League; more than any other player in the competition.
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