Newcastle vs. Tottenham Betting Tips: Accurate Isak to find the net at St James'
Two English top-flight matches take place on Sunday with Bournemouth taking on West Ham and Newcastle hosting Spurs. Below we have previewed the match at St James’ Park and have provided you with our best bets as 4th plays 5th in the Premier League.
Heading into the weekend Newcastle sit three points and one place above Tottenham in the table, with the Magpies having a much superior goal difference. Last weekend Eddie Howe’s side suffered only their fourth defeat of the season after a rather uncharacteristic performance which saw them go beaten 3-0 at Villa Park. Newcastle have only lost once in front of their own fans in the league season with a record of W8 D5 L1.
Despite just one win in their last four, Spurs are still fighting for Champions League football next season via a top-four finish. Their most recent result was a 3-2 home defeat to Bournemouth in a dramatic match which saw Dango Ouattara score a 96th-minute winner for The Cherries. Spurs have issues in defence and it’s worth noting that both teams to score has landed in all of their last five matches.
Newcastle vs Tottenham Tips
First up I’ve picked out two of my favourite players from the fouls market who I’ve sided with regularly this season. Backing both Kieran Trippier and Harry Kane to each commit at least one foul in the game pays just under even money at 19/20 with either Paddy Power or Betfair.
Only Joelinton has received more yellow cards for Newcastle this season than Kieran Trippier who has five to his name. When it comes to fouls, the right-back again ranks second behind Joelinton and looking at his game-by-game data, he has given away at least one in 15 of his last 17 matches. A player who is often a repeat offender, it’s also worth pointing out that he has given away 3+ fouls in seven of his last 17.
Harry Kane committed more fouls than any other Tottenham player in 2021/2022 and this term he’s following a similar trajectory, second only to Cristian Romero. In Kane’s last 13 league matches he has conceded at least one foul in 11 of those and I’m happy to have a poke on him and Trippier doing so once again here.
I’ve also had a small punt on Alexander Isak to score and Joelinton to be carded at 15/2 with Unibet. That is the biggest price out there at the time of writing but it may be worth having a little shop around closer to kick-off as more betting sites release their card markets.
Alexander Isak’s shooting stats make for impressive reading. The Swede has let off 32 attempts this season with 10 of those being blocked. Of the remaining 22 shots, 20 of those have hit the target showing pinpoint accuracy. Isak has managed eight goals in 14 league appearances this season (4 apps as a sub) and I expect him to be in the top four of the betting for the top-scorer award next season. The Newcastle United forward has five goals in his last five league appearances and I’m including him to score against a Spurs side who have been far from convincing in defence recently.
I’m doubling up Isak to score with Joelinton to be carded. Regular readers of my ramblings here at bettingodds.com will know just how much I bang the drum about Joelinton in the ‘to be carded’ market and I’m backing him once again on Sunday.
No player in the Premier League has been shown more yellows than Joelinton this season with 11 in just 24 starts. This game could have a huge say on whether or not Newcastle will be playing Champions League football in a few months' time and it would be no surprise to see a Joeinton booked by referee David Coote who takes the whistle for this one.