Tottenham – Newcastle

Tottenham Hotspur hosts Newcastle United in a game from the third round of the English Premier League. We are going to take a look at this fixture and see how these two teams started the new season.

Tottenham started their campaign with a home win over Aston Villa, while in the second round they won a point during the visit to the champion Manchester City. The game at the Etihad ended with a 2-2 draw. Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura scored for Spurs. It was not a win, but winning a point at the Etihad is never a bad result.

After reaching the Champions League final last season, now Tottenham will try to do as good as possible in the Premier League as well. Most of the pundits regard them as one of the contenders for the title, so let’s see if Mauricio Pochettino’s boys will be consistent enough to challenge for the gold medals.

As for Newcastle United, the survival is going to be the club’s priority once again. The new manager Steve Bruce didn’t start his career for the Magpies in the best way possible, because Newcastle suffered two defeats in the first two rounds.

After the loss against Arsenal in the first round, the Magpies suffered another defeat. They travelled to meet the newcomer Norwich City and got beaten with 1-3. The Finnish striker Teemu Pukki crushed the visitors with a hattrick, while Newcastle’s first goal for the season was scored by Jonjo Shelvey in the last seconds of the game. There’s no doubt it’s going to be a tough season for Newcastle and Steve Bruce will have to find a way to secure the survival of the club.

Tottenham Hotspur are the huge favourite in this game against Newcastle United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Champions League finalists will aim for a second win since the start of the season, while Newcastle are looking for a first point.