Tottenham Hotspur will return to action on Sunday when they welcome Newcastle United in North London for a mouthwatering Premier League clash.
Spurs have dropped down to fifth following a series of poor results, while Eddie Howe’s men are occupying seventh spot in the table with 26 points.
Ange Postecoglou completely changed the mood at Tottenham after his arrival at the club in the summer.
But since November, the results have been very discouraging for the Londoners. Apart from the 3-3 stalemate at Manchester City, the Lilywhites have lost all the other games against Chelsea, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Aston Villa and most recently West Ham United.
Postecoglou’s men had the perfect opportunity to seal full points in their previous home encounter after Cristian Romero headed home the opener in the 11th minute of the game.
But Jarrod Bowen levelled the scores early in the second-half after Mohammed Kudus’ shot fell kindly for him.
Richarlison came very close to restoring the lead for Spurs, but his header narrowly missed the target.
Then in the 74th minute, Destiny Udogie’s poor backpass to Guglielmo Vicario allowed James Ward-Prowse to score the winning goal.
Tottenham were at the summit of the Premier League standings in October, but now find themselves three points even behind the top-four.
Meanwhile, Newcastle United will enter the upcoming match on the back of a disappointing 3-0 loss against Everton.
The Magpies were the favourites against the relegation-threatened Merseyside outfit, but were stunned by their rivals at Goodison Park.
Dwight McNeil broke the deadlock late in the second-half before Abdoulaye Doucoure and Beto scored to seal a comfortable victory for the home side.
Eddie Howe’s side have been facing a lot of injury issues, but they were expected to pick up full points against a team like Everton.
Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou has plenty of injury woes this weekend. Their list of absentees for Sunday’s home clash include Ryan Sessegnon, Ivan Perisic, James Maddison, Manor Solomon, Rodrigo Bentancur, Eric Dier, Micky van de Ven, Ashley Phillips and Alfie Whiteman.
The Australian’s colleague Eddie Howe is also facing a lot of injury issues. Nick Pope is expected to be sidelined for a few months as he requires surgery on the dislocated shoulder. Meanwhile, Callum Wilson, Jacob Murphy, Sven Botman, Dan Burn, Joe Willock, Elliot Anderson, Harvey Barnes, Sean Longstaff, Javi Manquillo, and Matt Targett are all recovering from knocks at the moment.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United potential line-ups
Tottenham Hotspur: Vicario; Porro, Romero, Davies, Udogie; Sarr, Bissouma; Kulusevski, Lo Celso, Richarlison; Son
Newcastle United: Dubravka; Trippier, Lascelles, Schar, Livramento; Joelinton, Guimaraes, Miley; Almiron, Isak, Gordon
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Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United prediction
Confidence in the Tottenham camp is unlikely to be very high following the series of poor results recently. But they were rather unfortunate against West Ham last weekend, and didn’t deserve a defeat.
Newcastle are now a force to be reckoned with in the Premier League, but we are backing Tottenham to prevail on Sunday due to their attacking quality and home advantage
Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Newcastle United
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