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Tottenham vs Newcastle – Newcastle worth punt at a big price

| 28.12.2010

This is a huge game for both managers as Tottenham and Newcastle enter the New Year.

Harry Redknapp will need to keep his side in touch with the top four if they harbour ambitions of retaining their Champions League spot, and Alan Pardew faces a tremendous fight to impress the Toon Army fans.

Match Odds

If you look at the form of the 143 matches that these two have competed in since the first in 1904, it’s difficult to split the two sides with Spurs winning 60, Newcastle 53 and 30 have been drawn.

But since the inception of the Premier League there have been 32 games between the two and Newcastle have won 16 compared to Spurs’ 11.

Spurs may be able to concentrate on the Premier League thanks to the Champions League break, but Newcastle can upset Spurs and are 6/1 to do so.

The two sides haven’t shared a draw in the last 21 games in all competitions so the draw, priced at 3/1, can be ruled out.

Spurs did well to beat Aston Villa with ten men and are 1/2 to take the three points again.

Total Goals

Expect plenty of goals at White Hart Lane as in the 32 Premier League games, there have been 101 goals, averaging over three goals a game and over 2.5 goals is priced at 4/6.

Andy Carroll is the obvious threat to the Spurs defence which has kept just one clean sheet in the league this season and the England striker is 2/1 to score any time.

With goals expected, predicting the correct score could be tricky but one result that stands out is a 3-1 Newcastle win and it is priced at 40/1.

This leaves punters looking at a huge payout should they back Andy Carroll to score first and Newcastle to win the match 3-1, which is priced at 150/1.

A £10 stake on Newcastle winning 2-1 would return £180. New customers can sign up here for a free £10 bet.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.