Date: 12th August 2017 at 8:28am
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KickOff is a great site and one that I”m going to be plugging free of charge until their lawyers suggest otherwise.

They have free form statistics and graphics for every game, and algorithms to make your hips begin to sway.

Newcastle have had a fairly busy summer with the likes of Manquillo and Lejeune arriving, and they will be hoping for a strong campaign. Manager Rafa Benitez has picked the same XI for each of their last 2 friendly fixtures, and it seems likely he will stick with it once again here, meaning that Aleksandar Mitrovic will be the man to lead the line.

The last time these two sides met at St James’ Park Newcastle stunned their visitors with a 5-1 thumping. Given that Tottenham conceded the fewest goals of any side in the Premier League last season, a repeat of that seems unlikely and the visitors head into the fixture as strong favourites.

Spurs have won 5, drawn 5 and lost 12 of the last 22 stagings of this fixture, being outscored by their opponents by 45 goals to 28.

Spurs have scored in 75% of their last 20 away games.

Spurs have kept a clean sheet in 25% of their last 20 away games.

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • JuandeInternational August 12, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Hmm, no home opening fixture since the 2010/11 season. But since we are playing away all season, guess it doesn’t make a lot of difference. Interesting they’ve arrived at 73% when our record in home and away vs Newcastle is less than 50 win percentage over the last 5 years.

  • Camus August 12, 2017 at 9:48 am

    It’s rumoured Levy was in Amsterdam last night looking to seal a deal for Davinson Sanchez. Let’s hope he doesn’t make a hash of it.

  • Cptcaveman August 12, 2017 at 9:37 am

    As usual Spurs playing on anyday but Saturday. Pisses me off. 😔

    • Harry Hotspur August 12, 2017 at 9:45 am

      I blame Levy

  • Camus August 12, 2017 at 9:01 am

    The Premier League is back, bitches…!!!

    • Devonshirespur August 12, 2017 at 9:43 am

      that’s hypnotic

      • Camus August 12, 2017 at 9:44 am

        You may not get much done today 😂

  • gloster1861 August 12, 2017 at 8:51 am

    What are the odds on Sissoko scoring today?

    • gloster1861 August 12, 2017 at 8:52 am

      For us I mean…

      • Harry Hotspur August 12, 2017 at 8:54 am

        The odds of him scoring today or tomorrow for anyone are the same 😄

        • Camus August 12, 2017 at 8:58 am

          • Harry Hotspur August 12, 2017 at 9:44 am

            🤣

      • MysteriousStranger August 12, 2017 at 9:30 am

        Well, Spurs are playing tomorrow.

  • Ufluckinplic August 12, 2017 at 8:50 am

    2 nil for the yids today, that’s the score I predicted before the 5-1 bollocks. History repeating itself I think not.

    • MysteriousStranger August 12, 2017 at 9:31 am

      Erm…

  • Hoddisgod August 12, 2017 at 8:44 am

    My own statto attack points to 0% chance of us signing anyone decent or good or doesn’t need googling!!!!!!!!!

  • gloster1861 August 12, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Janssen, show us you’ve sharpened up and are now ready for the PL. We need you more than ever now that Mr Levy still can’t find his cheque book.

  • gloster1861 August 12, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Here we go, here we go, here we go…