Newcastle travel to White Hart Lane buoyed by last weekend’s 1-0 win over Leicester, their first win of the season.
The win moved the Magpies off the bottom of the table, but the pressure on Alan Pardew to ensure the victory commences a purple patch remains fierce.
Calls for Pardew’s sacking have come in a variety of forms, including banners, leaflets, on social media and even a website – but despite their disappointing start, a win for Newcastle will put Pardew’s side just one point behind Tottenham, winners of just one of their last six league games.
Mauricio Pochettino is attempting to juggle a European adventure with the demands of Premier League football – this game comes three days after Spurs’ Europa League clash with Asteras Tripolis – but never will that be accepted as an excuse for poor form. One worry for Pochettino will stem from the fact that Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado have scored just one goal between them this campaign.
Still, expect goals in this one. Both teams have scored in 11 of the last 16 meetings.
KICK-OFF: Sunday, 1:30pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS
Newcastle 0 Tottenham 4 (Adebayor (2), Paulinho, Chadli), Premier League, March 2014
Tottenham 0 Newcastle 1 (Remy), Premier League, November 2013
Tottenham 2 (Bale (2) Newcastle 1 (Gouffran), Premier League, February 2013
Tottenham have scored in 18 of their last 19 Premier League games against Newcastle
None of the last 17 meetings between these sides at White Hart Lane has ended as a draw
Tottenham midfielder Nacer Chadli has scored four goals in seven league appearances this season, but last season the Belgian found the net just once in 15 games.
Tottenham to win: 1.77
Newcastle to win: 5.2
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