Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United 10/26/2014 English Premier League Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur
Sunday 26th October 2014 13:30(GMT)
The Line: Tottenham Hotspur 3/4 Draw 3/1 Newcastle United 4/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports; NBC Sports Live; Premier League Live; Bein Sports
Alot of games in the Premier League are decided by a mistake, Tottenham have spent the last couple of months finding their feet under new Manager Pochettino and last weekend against Manchester City in the first half Tottenham were the better team, but they went in at halftime 2-1 down because of an error and a bad tackle in the box. Soldado and Erickson were excellent last week, once Tottenham went down to ten men it was always going to be difficult and it proved so with Manchester City going on to win 4-1. Midweek Harry Kane scored a hat trick and Eric Lamela was exceptional. Tottenham look like a team that can compete at the top but to do so they must go and win games like this one against Newcastle United.
A win last weekend for Alan Pardew gave the manager some breathing space as the team has struggled of late and had yet to win a game this season, the win moved Newcastle out of bottom position but Newcastle are still in the relegation zone and Pardew's job still is on the line. Considering that Newcastle play Manchester City and Liverpool in the next two there is every chance that Newcastle will be bottom of the table in three weeks and surely Mike Ashley wil be forced to get rid of Pardew. Goals has been a struggle for the magpies, Papa Cisse has started to find some form but will it be enough to get a win in White Hart Lane?
Another game that is tough to handicap, I think tottenham are the better team here but they have struggled to score goals. The only thing is that Lamela, Kane, Soldad and Erickson have all shown decent form this week and I am going to take Tottenham to get the win here at home. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo