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Spurs’ form and fourth-place goal will see them edge Newcastle

| 11.02.2014

Tottenham face Newcastle United with a resurgent Emmanuel Adebayor looking to add to his tally of seven goals in his last 11 games. Back the Togo striker at 6/4 to score at anytime.

The last nine league fixtures between Newcastle and Spurs have been very close, with the former gaining three victories compared with the latter’s four. But the crucial fact is that the north London club have scored on each of their last eight visits to St. James’ Park.

As Liverpool face basement side Fulham in their next fixture, Tottenham’s’ upcoming away trip to United is a must-win it seems.

Spurs find themselves within touching distance of a Champions League place and are currently in good form, having won four of their last six, including the last home win over other top-four hopefuls Everton.

With Newcastle only keeping one clean sheet in their last nine games in all competitions, expect Tim Sherwood’s side to get a couple here. Odds of 5/4 say the away side will score over 1.5 times.

Alan Pardew’s side are currently in dire form – despite their relatively high position of eighth – and they lie in 18th place in the last six-game form table, having lost four.

Sherwood will know that Newcastle are currently going through a bad patch, and will look to exploit the weakened Toon midfield following the departure of Yohan Cabaye to PSG in January.

On top of losing their former French maestro, Newcastle will be without their spine consisting of captain Fabricio Coloccini, midfield destroyer Cheick Tiote (both injured) and Toon top scorer Loic Remy – who will serve the last game of his three-match suspension. Right back Mathieu Debuchy is also sidelined.

Although on the whole, every club look to win in all games they play, Spurs definitely need a victory more in this fixture. Newcastle should finish the season safely in the top 10, with odds of 1/25, but the Lilywhites still have a lot to do to overtake high-flying Liverpool.

All signs point to an away victory on February 12th, and it doesn’t look as if the Magpies can pull off a Premier League double over their rival – having won the reverse fixture 1-0 at White Hart Lane in November.

Back Spurs at 7/5 to pull off a likely victory.



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.