Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United
English Premier League, England
Date: Saturday, 2nd February 2019
Kick off at: 12.30 GMT
Venue: Wembley Stadium, England
Tottenham Hotspur are looking to push for second place seat in the standings as they gear up for a match up against Newcastle United. Getting back on winning ways in midweek, Mauricio Pochettino’s men are looking for another three points against Rafael Benitez’s men.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United Possible Lineups
Here are the Possible lineups for both sides as they are gearing themselves for this Saturday’s Premier League fixture at Wembley stadium. Let’s take a further look at what kind of lineups and formation that the two teams could be preparing to help them achieving their target.
Expected Formation: 3-5-2
Probable Lineups: Lloris(g);Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen(def) Trippier, Sissoko, Winks, Eriksen, Rose(mid);Son, Llorente(att)
Expected Formation: 5-4-1
Probable Lineups: Dubravka(g); Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Lejeune, Ritchie(def); Perez, Hayden, Longstaff, Atsu(mid);Rondon(att)
Heading into this Saturday game, both teams have already been involved in several matches either in domestic cup matches of Premier League. Let’s find out what kind of results the two sides have been experiencing to get a clear idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): LWLLW
January haven’t been too friendly for Tottenham, especially in their last five matches which they only won twice and lose three times. However, the Lilywhites’ latest victory happened this midweek as they defeated Watford 2-1.
That result showed Spurs’ ability to bounce back following two straight cup defeats. Mauricio Pochettino’s men have the chance to put pressure on second place Man City with a win this weekend.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : LWWLW
Newcastle’s form have been quite inconsistent in January, but they’ve shown positive improvements already. Rafael Benitez’s men won three of their latest five fixtures, despite losing two of them.
There’s an air of confidence though around The Magpies following their recent home win against Manchester City. Benitez’s side will try to take home another positive result on Saturday.
Nothing changed much in Spurs’ injured players status as Harry Kane, Ben Davies and Delle Ali remain sidelined for Saturday fixture. Son Heung-Min had minor physical issue, but will still be available for selection.
Pochettino might still make some small rotation in his team, as Kieran Trippier could return into the starting line up. Erik Lamela or Lucas Moura could also be considered if Son is not fit enough to start.
Benitez still has some absentees he has to deal with with important names such as Joselu, Ki Sung-Yong, Yoshinori Muto are still out. Moreover, Mohamed Diame and Jonjo Shelvey both remain questionable up till now.
Nevertheless, their heroic win over City will motivate The Magpies players ahead of their trip to Wembley. Ayoze Perez along with Solomon Rondon to create problems for Spurs.
Head to Head Records:
Last five meetings between both teams have been edged by Tottenham, but it wasn’t until recently as Pochettino’s men won three straight after previously losing two.
The Lilywhites last home game against Newcastled ended in a 1-0 victory last season.
Both teams suddenly finding an air of confidence following their recent midweek matches. This situation set to create an interesting battle at Wembley, albeit the home team remain favorite to take all three points.
Still with the current injury problems that Spurs are having, Newcastle can feel that they will be able to snatch at least a point. Pochettino’s men themselves haven’t look to convincing recently, but should still have enough quality to win.
Final Score 2 – 1
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