A win against Tottenham tomorrow would put Newcastle United at 46 points, just four points shy of the top ten.
Newcastle United are experiencing a dip in form after only taking one point from their last three games against West Ham, Manchester City, and Watford, but they hope to reverse that trend against Tottenham.
The Magpies have already claimed doubles over Sheffield United, Southampton, and Bournemouth, and they will look to add Tottenham to that list.
Steve Bruce’s first Premier League victory as Newcastle United’s manager came against Tottenham in London after a rare goal from Joelinton sealed the deal.
Three points for Newcastle United would give them a decent chance to fight for a top ten finish, whereas Tottenham are fighting for a spot in the Europa League.
Jose Mourinho will need his star players to perform at an elite level in order to win back-to-back games for the first time since February 16th.
Tottenham defeated rivals Arsenal 2-1 on Sunday and have momentum on their side as Mourinho seeks to celebrate his first-ever Premier League victory at St. James’ Park.
Both teams have been all over the place in recent weeks, which makes tomorrow’s game unpredictable, although Tottenham are favorites to win on paper.
Newcastle United earned some impressive victories over Sheffield United and Bournemouth during Project Restart, scoring seven goals in the process, but losing 5-0 to Manchester City and 2-1 to Watford certainly rattled the players’ confidence.
Tottenham enjoyed victories over West Ham, Everton, and Arsenal in recent weeks, but they also suffered defeat at the hands of Sheffield United (3-1) and were held to a 0-0 draw against Bournemouth.
It is worth mentioning that Mourinho’s men failed to get a single shot on target against the struggling Cherries.
As was mentioned above, inconsistency leads to unpredictability. To make matters worse for Newcastle United, Bruce hinted at several minor injuries linked to fatigue. Bruce, along with the Toon Army, hope the team’s best players will suit up for this clash.
Miguel Almiron, Jonjo Shelvey, Allan Saint-Maximin, and Dwight Gayle are all in top form at the moment. In order for Newcastle United to take something from this game, the aforementioned quartet must carry the team with their creativity, technical skills, and lethal pace.
As a final note, in order for Bruce to see his top players perform he must stick with the 4-2-3-1 formation against Tottenham. Showing too much respect and parking the bus to invite the attack will not work and it would not sit well with fans.