As November began Tottenham Hotspur were sitting top of the table, off to their best start in the Premier League era. Now, as a date with Newcastle United approaches on Sunday, they’re outside the top four.
If Newcastle beat Spurs on Sunday, as many project they will, the Geordies will then become yet another team that’s surpassed the North-Londoners this fall. Spurs seem to be fading fast from the league title race, and if they don’t course correct soon, they’ll find themselves behind the eight ball when it comes to qualifying for Europe too.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United FYIs
Kick: Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023 4:30 PM Local Time, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
Starting XI Predictions: Tottenham Newcastle
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PL Standing: Tottenham 5th, 27 pts Newcastle 7th, 26 pts
Form Guide: Tottenham LDLLL Newcastle LWWLW
Google Result Probability: Tottenham 45% Newcastle 30% Draw 25%
This might be the best matchup of the Premier League weekend, so Ange Postecoglu will no doubt have to go with the strongest lineup possible. Given all the injuries, that lineup kind of picks itself.
Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction vs Newcastle United
Guglielmo Vicario; Pedro Porro, Cristian Romero, Ben Davies, Destiny Udogie; Pape Matar Sarr, Yves Bissouma; Gio Lo Celso, Dejan Kulusevski, Richarlison; Heung-Min Son
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