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Sky Sports pundit reckons Spurs will drop points against Newcastle

By Bruce Grove -

Sky Sports pundit Lewis Jones who goes by the name Jones Knows has predicted another setback for Tottenham in their bid to get Champions League football next season when they face Newcastle United this weekend.

Spurs need to collect all three points as they are now in a race against time to win a top-four place.

Jose Mourinho’s men have exited the Europa League and that has made winning their remaining league games the best way to end this campaign.

With that in mind, the Lilywhites will face Steve Bruce’s struggling Magpies intending to earn all the points.

However, Newcastle can end this game week inside the relegation zone if they lose the match and they will also be keen to get the win.

Jones claims that the Magpies will not go down without a fight and he backs them to take advantage of Tottenham’s plans to sit back and soak up pressure to earn a 1-1 draw.

Predicting the game for Sky Sports, he said: “Many people have relegated Newcastle already, prematurely in my mind. The Magpies head into the fixture two points clear of Fulham but know they will end the weekend in the bottom three if they fail to beat Tottenham and the Cottagers beat Aston Villa.

“They are bang in trouble, of course, but with key attackers returning to fitness they possess a team capable of picking up points in this league. All things considered, those looking to back Tottenham at odds-on should look elsewhere.

“With Allan Saint-Maximin, Miguel Almiron and Callum Wilson on the pitch since Steve Bruce decided to play a higher-tempo game which coincided with Graeme Jones joining the club, Newcastle have looked a dangerous attacking outfit. In those 296 minutes, Bruce’s men scored seven goals, beaten both Everton and Southampton and were very unfortunate to lose to both Crystal Palace and Leeds.

“But it’s their shot data that not only backs up those strong performances and results but also opens the opportunity to play a strong betting angle when Spurs visit. With Saint-Maximin, Almiron and Wilson on the pitch, Newcastle are averaging a whopping 15.6 shots at goal per 90 minutes – a huge increase on their overall average which is 10.2 per 90 minutes since Bruce took the job.

“Jose Mourinho’s team are happy to soak up pressure and invite shots on their goal, even against bottom-half teams, conceding 16 vs Crystal Palace and 15 against Fulham, Sheffield United and Southampton.”

Jones predicts a 1-1 draw.

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3 years ago

Ultimately I think it depends how Jose sets us up…. a similar team sheet to who played against Villa & I can see us winning easily…, we play on the counter attack & end up struggling to break them down or score 1, and dont take our chances then yeah, we’ll likely lose. We all remember a few years back when beating Newcastle meant finishing 2nd & we suffered our worst defeat of the season to a team already relegated.

3 years ago

Lewis jones is chatting sh!t. Newcastle won’t even score

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