Archive for December 13th, 2017

Newcastle United vs Everton: Preview and Predictions

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Newcastle United look to be sliding down in Premier League at an alarming rate and they will be hoping they can arrest their current slump this Wednesday when they host Everton in mid-week’s fixture.

Nonetheless, bouncing back against Everton will be quite a task for Rafael Benitez and his men given the Toffees will come into the clash high on confidence after raising the level of their game significantly over the last couple of weeks.

Newcastle United

The Magpies extended their poor run of results on Saturday when they could not hold on to the early lead against Leicester City losing the home outing 2-3 at the end.

It was their seventh loss in last eight league outings which caused the drop to the brink of the relegation zone.

The lack of meticulousness at the back is the main reason for such poor form as the Magpies allowed three or more goals in four of their last five league matches.

Everton

The Toffees have really had a rollercoaster campaign so far in the Premier League.

Nonetheless, their defensive line has been rock-solid lately under the new manager Sam Allardyce.

The Toffees kept a clean sheet in three straight games in all competitions and they held the red-hot Liverpool to a 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby at the weekend.

Newcastle United vs Everton: Head to head

Everton lead the head to head tie by only three wins, but they’ve been dominant over the last couple of years.

The Toffees won six and lost one of last seven meetings with Newcastle United and they’ve kept their net untouched in each of last three meetings with the Magpies.

Newcastle United vs Everton: Prediction

This is a fantastic opportunity for Sam Allardyce to continue his Everton rise and we just have to back the Toffees to take advantage of the momentum and clinch the spoils from St. James’ Park.

Alternatively, backing Everton to keep a clean sheet does seem to be a wise option at the odds of 3.50.

Newcastle United vs Everton: Bet Tips

The main pick is Everton to win at 3.25.

You can also try with Everton to keep a clean sheet at 3.50.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton & Hove Albion: Match Preview and Predictions

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

The Spurs ended the streak of four straight games without a win in the Premier League on Saturday when they bagged as many as five goals in the thumping of Stoke City at Wembley.

They’ll have another opportunity for a similar confidence-boosting performance in mid-week as they host the recently-promoted Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday.

Tottenham Hotspur

The mentioned win over the Potters did raise the spirits in Pochettino’s dressing room.

The Spurs are, however, still as low as sixth in the table ladder and they are desperate for points here against the relegation-threatened outfit.

The good news for the Argentine manager is Harry Kane’s brace. The English striker has thus taken his league tally to 12 goals in 15 appearances for the Spurs and he’ll obviously have a nice chance to add to this on Wednesday against the Seagulls.

Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton’s form has encountered a major stumbling block in the recent weeks.

The team led by Chris Hughton lost back-to-back clashes to Liverpool and Huddersfield Town conceding as many as seven goals along the way.

Finding the back of the net has been the major issue for Brighton as they’ve bagged no more than a single goal in last four league outings.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton & Hove Albion: Head to head

It’s been 34 years since the two sides have last locked horns in a league clash. They are to play their 12th head to head encounter this Wednesday.

Tottenham have been much more successful as they’ve won eight and lost just two. The Spurs came on top in the early stages of the League Cup three years ago when they clinched a 2-0 victory at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton & Hove Albion: Prediction

Brighton’s defensive line has been anything but solid in the recent weeks and we can hardly expect anything else but a commanding display from Mauricio Pochettino’s men here.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton & Hove Albion: Bet Tips

The main bet is Tottenham -1.5 handicap at the odds of 1.65.

Alternatively, we’ll back HT/FT Tottenham/Tottenham at the odds of 1.72.