Newcastle v Tottenham: English Premier League Match,Team News,Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 13-04-2024 7:53 am (1 month ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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Date: Saturday 13th April, 2024
Time: 12:30 pm
Stadium  St James' Park
Referee  Tim Robinson (England)
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The hosts have had a lengthy injury list all season, and that is showing no signs of slowing down as the campaign nears its conclusion. The Magpies currently have 12 first-team players that are missing or doubtful for this weekend, the most of any team in the Premier League.

They added Joe Willock (Achilles) to an injury list that already includes Joelinton (thigh), Sven Botman, Jamaal Lascelles (both ACL), Matt Targett (Achilles), Lewis Miley (back), Kieran Trippier (calf), Nick Pope (shoulder), Valentino Livramento (ankle), and Miguel Almiron (knee), while Sandro Tonali is suspended.

Due to the number of absentees, Eddie Howe is expected to name a similar team to the one that defeated Fulham last time out, though Elliot Anderson is the most likely candidate to start in central midfield in place of Willock, while Harvey Barnes could displace Jacob Murphy on the right-wing.

Botman, Trippier, and Livramento miss out, so Lewis Hall and Emil Krafth should operate at left and right-back, respectively, with Dan Burn partnering Fabian Schar at the heart of the defence in front of backup goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

Although the Magpies tend to open the floodgates when they concede due to the makeshift backline, Howe’s side remain a force to be reckoned with in attack, particularly at St. James’ Park.

Alexander Isak has played a major role on that front, scoring in each of his last five league games at home, six goals in total. He also has a very capable supporting cast of goalscoring wingers in Harvey Barnes and Anthony Gordon.

Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Dubravka; Krafth, Schar, Burn, Hall; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Anderson; Barnes, Isak, Gordon

Spurs have a much more manageable treatment room. Fraser Forster (foot), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), and Manor Solomon (knee) all remain sidelined, while a late call is set to be made on the fitness of Brazilian attacker Richarlison, who missed the victory over Forest with a knee issue.

Brennan Johnson shook off a knock to start Tottenham’s 3-1 win over former side Nottingham Forest last weekend, meaning he is a good go to start at right-wing here.

Playing in his preferred No. 10 role, flashy James Maddison will offer a flair of creativity alongside productive movement on and off the ball, retaining possession but carrying the team forward with excellent ball progression and threading eye-of-the-needle passes for dynamic runners in Timo Werner and captain Son Heung-min.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Rodrigo Bentancur impressed off the bench against Nottingham Forest, and the pair may replace the usual midfield duo Pape Sarr and Yves Bissouma in the middle of the park.

Destiny Udogie is a guaranteed starter at left-back, while Pedro Porro should keep Emerson Royal at bay on the opposite flank. Cristian Romero and Micky van de Ven will form the central defensive pairing in front of goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario.

Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Hojbjerg, Bentancur; Johnson, Maddison, Werner; Son
Prediction: Newcastle United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur

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