Our match prediction:
After the stunt against Liverpool where Newcastle United won 2-0 the Magpies will travel towards White Hart Lane stadium for the confrontation with Tottenham Hotspur in the 16th round of the Premier League. Newcastle United is currently the number 18 on the table and is still in the zone to be relegated, with only 2 points less than number 14 Chelsea there are enough chances for Newcastle to make steps on the table. Tottenham Hotspur on the other hand was working on a impressive streak but was unable to win their last 2 games; the Spurs are currently placed 5th but want to end top 4 in order to qualify for the next seasons Champions League. The previous 2 confrontations between both teams end in a victory for Tottenham Hotspur. Despite playing against AS Monaco in the Europa League we predict Tottenham Hotspur to keep the 3 points in London. After playing 0-0 and 1-1 in the league manager Pochettino expects nothing but a victory.
Highligted Player (Vertonghen):
After spending four years at Ajax, in 2006 Jan Vertonghen signed a loan deal with RKC Waalwijk. The left-footed defender spent one season at Mandemakers Stadion and he returned to Ajax for the 2007/2008 season. The highly rated footballer, who is capable of playing as both centre back and left back, signed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur on 8 July, 2012 and he has been playing for the Premier League outfit ever since. The Belgian defender scored four goals for the Spurs in the 2012/2013 Premier League season and he made 34 league appearances for the White Hart Lane outfit back then. In the 2015/2016 season Jan Vertonghen and his teammates were producing brilliant displays with Tottenham, but the Spurs eventually finished the campaign in third place in the standings. Speaking of his international career, Vertonghen made it to both World Cup (2014) and Euro (2016) quarter-finals with the Belgian national team. Jan was born on 24 April, 1987 and his shirt number is 5.
Highlighted Team (Newcastle United):
Newcastle United failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and, as a result, they dropped to the English second tier. The Magpies will host their rivals at their St. James’ Park in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign and it has to be noted that the capacity of the stadium is 52,354. Newcastle United have won four domestic trophies (1904/1905, 1906/1907, 1908/1909, 1926/1927), while lifting six FA Cup titles (1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955) and a number of star players were part of the St. James’ Park outfit in the past. David Ginola, Michael Owen, Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Nolberto Solano, Gary Speed, Obafemi Martins and Kevin Nolan are notable footballers who are still remembered at the club. Newcastle’s fiercest rivals are Sunderland and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals face each other in the Tyne-Wear derby. The colour of Newcastle’s home kit is black and white.