Tottenham v Newcastle
Saturday, 12:30
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Plenty of fight in Spurs still

If Liverpool had beaten Leicester on Wednesday evening and gone seven points clear of Manchester City, we were told that the title race would still be far from over.
So given that Spurs pulled to within seven of top spot with victory on the same night, are Mauricio Pochettino's men still contenders?
The market says no with Spurs at 36.00 in the outright betting but their tally of 54 points from 24 games is excellent.
Bizarrely, Spurs have suffered the same number of home defeats (four) as Southampton but they've more than offset that with 18 wins in their other 20 games.
The latest? A come-from-behind 2-1 win over Watford. Spurs may be without Harry Kane and Dele Alli to injury and have suffered a double blow in the cups but there's still plenty of spirit in the camp.

Rafa a danger to elite

As he showed when guiding a modest Liverpool side to Champions League glory, Rafa Benitez loves nothing more than a tactical battle against superior opposition.
The latest, and one of the best examples of that prowess came on Tuesday night as he guided Newcastle to a shock 2-1 win over Manchester City.
Newcastle can struggle when the onus is on them but, as a counter-attacking force who can slow quality opposition down and then break, they can be highly effective.
It means they're dangerous opponents in games like this and Spurs are likely to be in for a big fight.
The Magpies go into the game in 14th place and with a goals against column on the road that is only bettered by four teams.

Magpies can register

If the draw still seems hard to argue given Tottenham's lack of them, then backing Both teams to Score is a much easier sell.
Why? Check Newcastle's away games against other elite teams:
Man City 2-1 Newcastle
Man Utd 3-2 Newcastle
Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle
Chelsea 2-1 Newcastle
Newcastle also scored in the home games against Spurs, Chelsea, Arsenal and, of course, Man City so they're good for a goal against the Big Six.
'Yes' is the clear underdog at 2.12 but seems well worth a bet.

Same Game Multi

Son Heung-Min has scored eight goals in his last nine appearances for Tottenham in all competitions, the latest coming in the 2-1 win over Watford on Wednesday.
With Kane absent, Son will take on more of the goalscoring responsibilities and is the clear favourite to net anytime at 4/5.
That looks short but if continuing the idea of the game ending in stalemate, Son scoring in a draw is just over 14/1 on the Same Game Multi.
For Newcastle, hard-to-handle Salomon Rondon to net in a draw is just over 12/1 while he's 12/5 to score anytime.

Opta stat

Tottenham have won their last two Premier League games despite having conceded the first goal. They've never won three in a row after conceding first in the competition.
1pt Draw at 4.60
1pt BTTS at 2.12

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