Away Days to Landan - Spurs vs Newcastle

Finally proper football has returned! We can stop talking about the waste of time that is international breaks and get onto the serious stuff. With the end of the season fast approaching, Sunday will see Newcastle travel to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium to face…. Tottenham Hotspur in what is their fourth away fixture in a row.

It seems like a lifetime since the Magpies succumbed to Frank Lampard’s Everton at Goodison Park which marked two defeats in a row for the northeast side. Things could be worse for Eddie Howe’s side though, despite the narrow defeats Newcastle are relatively comfortable in 14th place with a nine-point buffer. Antonio Conte’s side on the other hand managed to easily overcome West Ham and rise to fifth place in the table before the international break. They are now just within three points of their north London rivals Arsenal who occupy fourth position.

Before defeats to Chelsea & Everton, Newcastle embarked on a nine-game unbeaten run which saw them propel themselves out of the relegation zone. Out of their last 11 Premier League outings, the Magpies have only conceded eight goals. The hosts on the other side have had a turnaround themselves, before this run of four wins out of five (one draw), they suffered four losses out of five (winning one) before that. Spurs have scored at least twice in their last five games, last doing so in more consecutive league fixtures between February and April 2017 (seven).

Tottenham Team News: Japhet Tanganga will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery for his knee injury. Oliver Skipp is edging closer to recovery from his groin injury but Sundays visit of Newcastle could be slightly too soon for his return. Ryan Sessegnon will miss out with a thigh injury. Ben Davies is in line to return to the squad on Sunday after he had to pull out of international duty with Wales.

Newcastle Team News: Fabian Schar and Martin Dubravka are expected to be fit for the visit to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, Jonjo Shelvey has recovered from his bad bout of illness and should play some part in Sunday’s fixture. Allan Saint-Maximin is back and ready to prove his doubters wrong by giving good performances during the final nine fixtures of the campaign.

Sutty’s Match Prediction: The last time Newcastle went away on a training camp during the season they went on to record quite a good run of results and turned their fortunes around. Whether this has the same affect or not will be seen over the coming weeks. A sold out away section will once more be routing their boys to cause an upset down in Landan and when Eddie’s mags are firing on full cylinders, they can beat anyone. Call me crazy but I am fully backing Newcastle to come back home with the three points on Sunday evening, after all this is Newcastle United we are talking about and anything can happen in this league. My Score Prediction Tottenham Hotspur 0 Newcastle United 1. Howay the lads!!!