Newcastle will welcome Tottenham to St. James Park on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in English Premier League action.

Newcastle has struggled as of late and they have lost back to back matches heading to this contest. Defense has been a major problem for the Magpies as they have conceded a total of nine goals in their last three matches. On the other hand, Tottenham pulled off a come from behind win in the North London Derby. The Spurs fell behind 0-1 early against Arsenal but they scored the next two goals of the match to win 2-1. With the win, the Spurs have leapfrogged Arsenal in the standings and are now in 8th place.

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Newcastle is currently in 13th place in the Premier League standings with a record of 11-10-14 with a total of 43 points earned. The Magpies may have taken the foot off the gas pedal as they have now lost back to back matches after going unbeaten in six consecutive games with three wins.

In their last game, the Magpies dropped a 1-2 contest to Watford. Despite their current struggles, Steve Bruce hopes that their recent home form will enable them to snap their skid on Wednesday. Newcastle has not lost in its last six home contests, although they only have two wins during that period. The Magpies only have three home losses this term but they have dropped four out of their last five head to head contests against the Spurs.

Jonjo Shelvey leads Newcastle with a total of six goals scored this season. Miguel Almiron has found the back of the net four times while Allan Saint-Maximin has netted three times while leading the team in assists with four on the year. Andy Carroll also has four assists while Christian Atsu has three assists as well.

Newcastle ranks 15th in the league in goal scoring with a total of 36 on the year. They are tied for 12th overall with a total of 52 goals conceded this season. The Magpies are also 12th in passing with a total of 28 assists on the year. Their goal difference of -16 is tied for 15th in England.

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Tottenham is 8th in the English Premier League table with a record of 14-10-11 and a total of 52 points earned in those matches. The Spurs are still in contention to qualify for a Top 7 spot as they are just two points off Sheffield United who currently hold the final Europa League position.

In their last outing, Tottenham needed a late goal to beat Arsenal, 2-1 in a hotly contested North London Derby. Arsenal opened the scoring in the 16th minute via Alexandre Lacazette but Son Heung-Min evened the score three minutes later. The match would remain tied until the 81st minute when Toby Alderweireld netted via a header to give the Spurs the lead that they never relinquished. The Spurs though have struggled to play away from home as they only have one win in their last eight away matches, with three losses and four draws during that period.

Harry Kane leads the Spurs with a total of 13 goals this season. Son Heung-Min also has 10 goals on the year while Dele Alli has found the back of the net eight times. Son Heung-Min leads the team with a total of 10 assists on the year. Serge Aurier has five assists and one goal scored while Alli has also contributed four assists for the Spurs.

Tottenham is the 6th best scoring team in England with a total of 54 goals scored. They are also tied for 8th in defense with a total of 45 goals conceded this season. The Spurs are 6th in passing with a total of 34 assists on the year. They are also 7th in the league goal difference at +9 goals.

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Eric Dier remains suspended for the Spurs while Dele Alli is uncertain after missing their last matches. Right-back Serge Aurier is also expected to miss Wednesday’s following the death of his brother. Japeth Anganga will return after being one of the substitutes against Arsenal. Mourinho pulled off a surprise by fielding a 4-4-1-1-1 formation but he could return to a 4-4-3 against Newcastle.

Injuries have added to Newcastle’s drop in form. First team players like Ciaran Clark, Sean Longstaff, Isaac Hayden, and Andy Caroll are still out of commission. Florian Lejeune is expected to return before the end of the season but Wednesday may be too soon. Allan Saint-Maximin is a touch-and-go for Wednesday after picking up a knock against Watford.

Tottenham has seen some light at the end of the tunnel. They have won back to back games for the first time since February and that has given them a fighting chance to qualify for the Europa League.

Newcastle meanwhile, has seen its form drop in recent weeks. Steve Bruce’s side lost 0-4 to Manchester City then dropped a 1-2 contest to lowly Watford in their last two assignments. However, the Magpies have been excellent at home, and have not lost in their last six home matches. They have lost just three times all-season long at St. James Park, their best mark since 2011-12.

The last time these teams met was on August 25, 2019, and Newcastle was victorious on the road with a score of 1-0. The Magpies have lost back to back matches but they have been solid at St. James Park this season. Tottenham is coming off a big win but they have been inconsistent all season long. This should be a competitive match that has a real chance of ending in a draw. However, I still think that the Spurs are still the better team here and they will come up with a hard-earned win.

Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur (-122)

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Four out of the last five head to head matches have featured fewer than 2.5 goals. The Spurs have not scored more than one goal in five out of their last six Premier League matches. The Magpies have been solid on defense at St. James Park as they have kept a clean sheet in four out of their last six home matches. I like these teams to play in a low scoring contest and I think they will score less than 2.5 goals.

Prediction: Under 2.5 Goals (-110)

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