Top-four battle in focus as Newcastle take on struggling Spurs in Game Week 32, with experts predicting a surprise result.
Newcastle has it all to do when Tottenham visits St. James's Park on Sunday in a bid to qualify for the champions league. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)
Game Week 32Newcastle vs. TottenhamSt. James’s Park4:00pm
|Newcastle has it all to do when Tottenham visits St. James's Park on Sunday in a bid to qualify for the champions league. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
This is going to be a cracker—a top-four six-pointer between high-flying Newcastle and Spurs, a team in turmoil, and all shades of issues.
Newcastle can move up to third with a win in this crucial game week 32 and condemn their visitors to the real danger of missing out on Champions League qualification.
Liverpool’s win on Saturday meant the Kops could move up to 53 points if they win their outstanding game, which would take them as high as fifth.
The top-four race will be as stiff as the relegation dogfight, with every game as important as the next.
A win for Spurs at St. James’s Park could heap lots of pressure on Newcastle and blow the race for next season’s Champions League wide open.
Last weekend wasn’t exactly interesting for either Newcastle or Tottenham.
The latter lost at home to Bournemouth, a shock result that did the latter a lot of good but damaged the confidence in the ranks of the North Londoners, while Villa hammered the Geordies at Villa Park 3-0.
The stakes are high, and it’s going to be a game of who wants it more.
Tottenham will set up to defend while attempting to hurt their hosts on the counter.
Newcastle must also be cautious, knowing there’s enough quality in the Spurs team to deliver heavy blows.
Newcastle can once again try to play Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson together.
Miguel Almiron is back to full fitness, but Saint Allan Maximin is still struggling.
Spurs have a host of options upfront to fit into the starting eleven.
But Heung Min Son is certain to join Harry Kane as always, having scored in back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Newcastle and Tottenham need strong results at this stage, and if you want to play in the Champions League next season, you must seek to win here.
Both will also look at Liverpool behind them and realise it's only a matter of time before the Kops usurp them; they need to get kicking.