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11/08/2018 Kick Off:  12:30 pm St James' Park V Predicted Score:1 - 1

Away Tottenham Hotspur

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Match Summary

1 Look out for:

As mentioned above in this Premier League preview, Lucas has been in impressive form for Tottenham during pre-season and should start this match. The Brazilian is 7/2 to score in an away victory with Sky Bet, which should be given some consideration in the football score predictions market.

2 We fancy:

Today’s football prediction is the draw with both teams on the scoresheet, which is available at 15/4 with BetVictor. Tottenham are the favourites with the bookmakers, but we fancy a draw in this one.

3 It's a long shot, but…

Jamaal Lascelles has been linked with a move away from Newcastle this summer, but the Magpies have managed to keep the highly-rated centre-back. He is 18/1 in the first goalscorer market with William Hill, which is certainly worth a look as part of our Premier League predictions.

One to Watch: Harry Kane

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino could select Harry Kane from the start despite his involvement with England at the 2018 World Cup. Kane had initially been tipped to miss this match, but is now expected to be named in the starting XI as Spurs look to start with three points.

Kane claimed the Golden Boot at this summer’s World Cup, and had another wonderful scoring season at Spurs last term – finding the back of the net on 41 occasions in all competitions.

The 25-year-old will be keen to break his August curse this weekend, and he can be backed at 10/3 with Paddy Power to open the scoring against Newcastle at St James’ Park.

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Team News

Newcastle United's Last Six:
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Won: 1 Drawn: 2 Lost: 2

Yoshinori Muto, Fabian Schar, Salomon Rondon and Ki Sung-yueng could all feature for Newcastle following their summer moves to the Magpies. Kenedy and Martin Dubravka are also expected to play their part for a team that has once again had a difficult summer transfer window.

Tottenham Hotspur's Last Six:
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Won: 2 Drawn: 0 Lost: 2

Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Kieran Trippier, Eric Dier, Danny Rose, Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele and Hugo Lloris could all sit the game out following their exertions at the 2018 World Cup. Lucas Moura has impressed during pre-season, however, and the Brazilian is expected to be given a starting role in this match.

Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

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Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur will open their respective Premier League seasons with a clash at St James’ Park this weekend. Newcastle ended the 2017-18 campaign in 10th position after a strong finish, while Tottenham finished in third spot ahead of Liverpool. Tottenham have won the last two Premier League meetings between the two teams, although Newcastle thumped Spurs 5-1 when the pair met at St James’ Park on the final weekend of the 2015-16 campaign.

Newcastle are 12/5 to open 18-19 with a win. The Magpies won eight of their 19 home Premier League matches last term, drawing four and suffering seven defeats. Newcastle have only beaten Tottenham once at St James’ Park since August 2012, however, and Spurs did win 10 Premier League games on their travels last term. It has been a largely frustrating transfer window for the Newcastle fans, but a win against Tottenham would leave them in very good spirits.

Tottenham are 21/20 to pick up all three points on their travels. As mentioned above in this Premier League preview, Mauricio Pochettino’s side won 10 of their 19 away Premier League matches last term and only conceded 20 times on their travels. That said, the London club drew with Brighton and Hove Albion and lost to West Bromwich Albion in their last two away games at the end of last season, which is worth considering in the football predictions market.

The draw is available at 5/2 as part of the best football betting tips for the weekend. It is always difficult to determine what kind of shape both teams will be in on the opening weekend of the season, and there is every reason to believe that Newcastle could hold Tottenham to a draw. That said, there has incredibly not been a Premier League draw between these two teams since October 2011.

Newcastle are 13/2 to triumph with both teams on the scoresheet, which is good value, considering the recent meetings between these two sides. Tottenham, meanwhile, can be backed at 10/3 in the same market. It’s certainly worth a look as part of our best football betting tips.

Predicted Score: Newcastle United 1 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur

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Written by Matt Law

Matt Law is a European football writer with an interest in betting and gambling. An avid Manchester United supporter, Matt can regularly be found backing away wins in unlikely circumstances, sometimes with big success.