Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to continue their late surge for a Europa League place when they travel to Tyneside on Wednesday evening.
Spurs defeated arch-rivals Arsenal on Sunday meaning they now sit in eighth place, just three points behind Wolverhampton Wanderers who occupy that all-important sixth spot.
Where and When
Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur on 15th July, 6pm kick-off at St James’ Park.
Steve Bruce will be slightly worried going into this game, following recent losses to Manchester City and Watford, and although they’re safe from relegation, he won’t want the Magpies’ season to taper off.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho’s side have only lost once during the restart and now have an outside chance of finishing in the top six.
Dele Alli remains a doubt for Spurs and Eric Dier is still suspended until the end of the season.
Serge Aurier is also expected to miss out on Wednesday, following the tragic news of his brother’s death on Monday.
Japhet Tanganga was on the bench on the weekend and could feature for Mourinho.
Newcastle have a long injury list including Ciaran Clark, Sean Longstaff, Isaac Hayden and Andy Carroll.
Danny Rose is ineligible for this game as he is on loan from Spurs; Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron both got knocks against Watford but look likely to play tomorrow.
Previous League Meetings
25/08/19 Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Newcastle United
02/02/19 Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Newcastle United
11/08/18 Newcastle United 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur
09/05/18 Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Newcastle United
13/08/17 Newcastle United 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Despite Tottenham having only won one away game in eight, I can see them comfortably winning against a Newcastle side that has nothing to play for.
The Magpies haven’t lost at St James’ Park in six games but I can see this ending tomorrow when the attacking duo of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min come to Tyneside.
Spurs will back up their north London derby win and keep the pressure on the sides above them.
Match Preview written by Jon Bazley