Newcastle vs Tottenham prediction: Harry Kane double delight on the cards



Jose Mourinho will be looking at his Tottenham Hotspur side to overtake Chelsea and make themselves serious contenders for a top four finish this season.

In order to resurrect their Champions League hopes on Easter Sunday they need to get past a Newcastle United side who are serious relegation contenders.

Spurs are the favourites at 4/6 with Betfred while the hosts are 9/2 but given what has happened at Stamford Bridge this weekend already, we could see European chances crucified at St James’ Park.

Steve Bruce’s side have lost five of their last six Premier League home games against Tottenham winning just once – a freak 5-1 win when the Magpies were already relegated to the Championship in the 2015/16 season.

Since that match, Spurs have won each of their last three league trips to St James’ Park but have never won four consecutive away league games against the Tyneside club.

For the hosts, they have won just two of their last 18 league games – drawing five and losing 11 – since their back-to-back wins against Crystal Palace and West Brom.

Toon’s inconsistent defensive style of play may not be where they want to be against Spurs especially when the visitors have won of their five league wins to nil.

Tips

  • Tottenham to win to nil – 13/8
  • Harry Kane to score two or more goals – 4/1

Kane to punish poor Toon defence

For Spurs, they will look no further than Harry Kane to be involved in the goals today. The England captain has been involved in 30 goals already in the league including 17 goals.

He’s favourite to score first at 5/2; 5/6 anytime and 4/1 to score two or more goals.

Based on xG, Kane is overperforming his 14.9 but his goals per shots on target ratio is 0.38 which shows consistency in his conversion rate.

His partnership and link-up play with Son Heung-min has been well documented and with the South Korean returning to full training ahead of the match it will be a huge boost for Mourinho’s hopes of a top four place after the game.





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