Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur Betting Tips and Odds – 13/08/17

Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur Betting Tips and Odds – 13/08/17

Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur Betting Tips and Odds

In our Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur betting preview we look at the best possible betting tips between the two sides.

Overview

Mauricio Pochettino will be pushing for an opening day victory on Sunday, as his Tottenham Hotspur team take on Newcastle United at St James’ Park. Newcastle United are hard to predict now they’re back in the Premier League. They impressively won the Championship in the last campaign but their lack of transfers could be a deciding factor in their ability to stay past the single season back in the top tier. Tottenham Hotspur are going through the same problem, as they’ve failed to bring in any new additions too, with many hoping their already strong squad will be enough to keep them in the top few places of the table. These sides last faced at the end of the 2015/16 campaign, where Newcastle’s relegation to the Championship had a silver lining as they thrashed Spurs 5-1.

Georginio Wijnaldum achieved a brace in his side’s 5-1 thrashing over Spurs

Rafa Benitez is under pressure, operating with a handful of transfers

After completing the task in hand last season by finishing top of the Championship ahead of impressively organised Brighton, Rafael Benitez faces another task, as he now has to assure stability ahead of all else back in the top tier. There are some serious worries surrounding the Champions League winner’s relationship with the club’s owner Mike Ashley, as he’s hinted to the media that promises over how much money would be made available for signings has been greatly let down, leaving him to work with limited funds with a view to strengthening the Championship standard squad. Over £30m spent shows that there’s been some activity but not half a lot considering they finish top of the second tier last season.

Pre-season saw more of the same from Rafa Benitez’s exciting attacking Newcastle United side, picking up an array of wins, scoring plenty of goals along the way. They will want to make a big statement here, even though hosting Tottenham Hotspur isn’t the ideal way to kick off the season, even if they were one of the stronger sides in the league. The Magpies have only made four permanent transfers so far, coming in the form of recent loanee Christian Atsu, former Liverpool defender Javier Manquillo, Eibar defender Florian Lejeune and highly-rated Norwich City winger Jacob Murphy. It’s promising but a dangerous lack in Premier League experience could be a big issue for them.

Rafael Benitez is no newcomer to the Premier League, but this is still no easy task

Kyle Walker joined Man City and Danny Rose could be next to go

Expectation is steadily building on Tottenham Hotspur in each season they step out, as Mauricio Pochettino has added constant improvements to the growing side. It’s hard to pick at his system, as they have an estimated average age of twenty-three in the squad, and it’s almost impossible to pick out a definite weakness in any area of their starting eleven. They’ve made even less signings this summer and are currently yet to bring in a single new player. Lots of neutrals argue that their already available set of players make up a good enough team to not need any further additions, but it’s hard to believe that there’ll ever be a summer where any team doesn’t need to bring in some new faces.

There’d be a stronger case for Pochettino not needing to add any more players if it weren’t for the situation surrounding Danny Rose. Right-back Kyle Walker left to Manchester City after what looked like a long-term disagreement with Mauricio Pochettino, but the sudden press comments made by left-back Danny Rose are enough to unnerve Tottenham, as he’s made it quite clear that he intends to leave in similar style to his right-sides equivalent player, with Chelsea and Manchester United his ideal destination. In the space of a week, he’s made negative comments and also made up for them, but his situation is still up in the air and he could leave before the end of the current window.

Kyle Walker and Danny Rose were two of the best full-backs in the league last season

Odds

If you want to back the home side to come out on top, you can get odds of 9/2 with BetVictor. If you think a draw is more likely, odds of 3/1 are available through Bet365. If you’d rather back favourites to come out on top, Betfair have priced them up at 8/11.

Recommended Bets:

Tottenham to win and BTTS (Best priced at 27/10 on 188Bet) – BET HERE

Over 2.5 goals (Best priced at 17/20 on Betfair) – BET HERE

Harry Kane to score anytime (Best priced at 3/4 on BetVictor) – BET HERE

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