Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Tottenham will look to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Manchester United when they host Newcastle United to their Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Premier League round 13. Spurs have been having their ups and downs on the road this season, but they have a chance to keep their 100% record at home intact. Defender Emerson Royal is back from suspension, while summer signing Richarlison remains on the sidelines with a calf injury. Dejan Kulusevski is a major doubt, and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
The Magpies, on the other hand, are enjoying a very successful first half of the season, with the team sitting just below the Europa League berth. Newcastle proved their worth in a hard-fought 1-0 win over Everton, and given Tottenham’s anything but good display against the Red Devils, the share of spoils is on the horizon in London. All Darlow, Ritchie, Krafth, Saint-Maximin, and Isak are sidelined with injuries for the away team, while Joelinton should be fit for Sunday’s clash.
Highlighted Player (Harry Kane):
Widely regarded as one of England’s best strikers at the moment, Harry Kane enjoyed a meteoric rise at Tottenham Hotspur, scoring 21 Premier League goals during the 2014/2015 campaign to be voted PFA Young Player of the Year.
The highly rated striker went on to surpass that achievement the following season as he helped Tottenham Hotspur mount a serious title challenge for the first time in club’s recent history and he made seamless transition to international football. Kane scored four goals in his first ten appearances for England to prove he was here to stay and at the same time established himself as a first choice striker in Roy Hodgson’s squad ahead of the Euro 2016 finals.
Kane is a modern striker, who is extremely dangerous in the opposition box, but it was some outstanding goals from distance as well as link-up play with teammates that earned him an excellent reputation in world football. Kane is expected to lead both Tottenham and England in years to come, that is if he can resist the lure of top European clubs that continue to cast admiring glances his way.
Highlighted Team (Newcastle):
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 color of Newcastle’s home kit is black and white.