Spurs v Newcastle: Goals all set to light up White Hart Lane

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An easy measure on how uninspiring Tottenham and Newcastle have been this season lies in the fact their early Sunday afternoon match has been overlooked by the Sky Sports schedulers for Burnley, yes Sean Dyche’s four-goal dullards Burnley, against Everton.

Well, how those planning prunes will kick themselves after the 90 minutes is up, as we go all out in predicting a game of over 3.5 goals among our best bets:

Over 3.5 goals @ 13/8

In half of the eight games Spurs have played at home in all competitions this season they’ve scored three or more goals, indicating that they can go some way to clearing this line by themselves.

Newcastle have been shut out three times in their four away games in the Premier League this term, but the two goals they notched at Swansea the last time they travelled bodes well considering the Welsh outfit are from the same school of unconvincing defending as the Lilywhites.

Three of the last six meetings between Spurs and Newcastle have passed the 3.5-goal mark.

Emmanuel Adebayor to score at anytime @ 23/20

The Europa League outing against Asteras Tripolis was supposed to be the match in which the Togolese striker’s season to took off. Instead it was Harry Kane who took the plaudits as Adebayor was removed after 77 minutes, supposedly to keep him fresh for the Magpies’ visit.

Arsenal’s former goal getter has scored three times in his last three appearances against the men from St James’ Park, including a brace in a 4-0 rout last term.

Tottenham to score first and Newcastle to score last @ 13/4

Spurs score the majority of their goals this season (six of their 10) before half time. Their latest opponents have conceded that same number while scoring just two.

On the other hand, Pardew’s men have the highest proportion of second-half goals in the division having scored six of their eight after the refreshments. Spurs meanwhile, have just four second-period strikes to their name this term.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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