Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction vs Newcastle United

Tottenham Hotspur travel to northeast England, Tyneside specifically, to take on Newcastle United in what has been an interesting international break for the Geordies. Tottenham will be looking to build momentum after having snapped a horrible league losing streak against Aston Villa last time out.

Previous seasons would see Tottenham fully expect to take 3 points back home from this fixture. Looking at the table, this should be the case. Newcastle finds themselves winless in the 19th spot. The Geordies shouldn’t really have a chance, but Spurs have been a bit of a soft touch lately, so the result isn’t as cut and dry as you might think.

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Tottenham Team News vs Newcastle: Bergwijn, Doherty, Davies, Kane

After a horror run of defeats, including a disastrous North London Derby where they were thumped by Arsenal 3-1, Spurs responded with a home victory over Aston Villa in the last fixture before the latest FIFA allocated break for internationals.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men will be hoping to build on any possible momentum that might remain from that when they visit Newcastle United on Sunday.

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West Ham United Starting XI Prediction vs Everton

With the international break behind us, Premier League action is back! And for the Hammers, that means heading to Goodison Park to face the blue side of the Mersey as they take on Rafa Benitez’ Everton outfit.

This could be a genuine six-pointer if either side can manage to win this one, as they are probably both gunning for the same Europa League spot when the season wraps up in May. With West Ham having a virtually nonexistent injury and suspension list heading into this one, David Moyes will have the luxury of a full first-team squad to choose from.

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West Ham Team News vs Everton: Hammers Have Clean Bill of Health

The Premier League is back this weekend and the Irons are back in action, traveling to Goodison Park to take on the Toffees in a clash that is one of the more anticipated fixtures of the weekend. The fact that pits David Moyes against Rafa Benitez only adds to the intrigue.

Sunday will see Moyes heading back to the very place where it really started to take off for him. It’s also a matchup of the two sides who are probably the best teams outside of the current top 4. That’s right, it’s the best of the rest trophy match.

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USMNT vs Costa Rica Preview: Stars & Stripes Must Bounce Back

The USMNT will be looking to bounce back after their shock defeat at the hands of Panama last time out in the CONCACAF Octagonal. They will return to home soil to attempt to do this against another side that has flattered to deceive in the final qualifying stage for Qatar 2022, Costa Rica.

Los Ticos have had a terrible qualifying stage, but seemed to have turned a corner, getting their first win on the board against El Salvador during the last set of fixtures.

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USMNT vs Panama Preview: USA Looks to Stay Top of the Table

The USMNT travels to Panama for their second World Cup qualifier of this FIFA-designated international break. The mood in the US camp has definitely improved after Ricardo Pepi’s brace secured all three points in Texas against Jamaica. The win against the Reggae Boyz also saw the USA take the top spot after four games in the octagonal.

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Daniel Sturridge Not Heading to Australia For Holiday

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In a massive coup for the A-League (Australia’s premier soccer competition) Western Australian side, Perth Glory has secured the signing of former Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge for the upcoming season as their marquee signing.

The 32-year-old might just be the biggest signing in the competition’s relatively short history. The likes of Romario, Alessandro Del Piero, and even Sturridge’s Liverpool alumni Robbie Fowler have all played in the A-League to differing levels of success. 

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USMNT vs Jamaica Preview: Despite Pulisic Absence, USA Must Take Points

The USMNT returns to World Cup Qualifying Thursday night as they take on the Reggae Boyz. The US national side will be looking to get their progress for the Qatar World Cup next December back on track after things got off to a horrible start in the last international window.

The news hasn’t been great out of the camp with both Gio Reyna and Christian Pulisic both not fit enough to be selected, there was further injury worry with defender John Brooks being withdrawn from the squad. Regardless of any injury worries, anything less than a victory here will leave the USMNT World Cup dreams on life support.

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USMNT News: John Brooks Withdraws Due to Injury

In a huge blow for the USMNT, John Brooks has been withdrawn from the squad with a back injury. He joins the likes of Christian Pulisic and Gio Reyna in missing the crucial World Cup Qualifiers this October international break. Head coach Gregg Berhalter intimated that there would be no replacement called up for the veteran Wolfsburg defender.

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Matthew Hoppe: Another American Footballer Making it Abroad

Matthew Hoppe burst onto the footballing scene last year. In what was a terrible season for his then club FC Schalke, the young American found himself with the opportunity to lead the line for a top-flight side in Europe. Although Schalke was eventually relegated, the striker still caught the attention of the sporting world when he became just the third American to score a hat-trick in Europe’s top 5 leagues in just his 6th appearance. 

He then went on to lift the North American Gold Cup with the national team. To celebrate his recall to the USMNT squad, we profiled the Californian for our ‘USMNT Stars in the Making Series’

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West Ham United Starting XI Prediction vs Brentford FC

West Ham United head into the weekend on the back of some impressive form — having won four of their last five fixtures in all competitions. This week, they face favorable competition in the Bees of Brentford. The Bees have not beaten West Ham since the 1952/53 season.

Interestingly, this will be the London rivals’ first fixture against each other in the top flight of English football. After fielding a slightly rotated team in European competition on Thursday, West Ham will look to return to their first-choice XI, and try to keep their impressive start to the 21/22 Premier League season going.

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West Ham Team News vs Brentford: Coufal, Fredericks

After conquering Rapid Wien in the Europa League to keep their impressive run of form going, West Ham United now turns their focus back to the Premier League. This weekend, they welcome Premier League newcomers Brentford in a clash where the Bees will be looking to pounce on any continental hangover the Irons may have.

Brentford went toe to toe with perennial title contender Liverpool last weekend in an entertaining encounter that finished 3-3. Meanwhile West Ham’s last Premier League encounter was a last-gasp win against a struggling Leeds United.

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