Unpredictability surround Tottenham and Newcastle for Sunday’s clash

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Newcastle United logo. (Photo by Visionhaus) /

Newcastle United will take on a Tottenham side that is led by England’s main man Harry Kane.

Newcastle United are looking to play with amnesia after the poor shift they put in against Brighton last weekend, but Tottenham will not make that an easy task. Jose Mourinho’s men are coming off a 5-2 victory over Southampton, and they also earned a 3-1 win against Shkendija in the Europa League on Thursday.

Traveling to the Balkans, playing competitive football, flying back to London, and only having two days to prepare for Premier League action is not ideal for Spurs. Despite their potential fatigue, Mourinho’s men are still favorites to claim three points against the Magpies.

That being said, though, tomorrow’s game is surrounded by unpredictability as fans have no idea which team will show up. For Newcastle United, will it be the team that played confident football against West Ham, or the team that collapsed to Brighton in seven minutes?

For Tottenham, will it be the team that lacked creativity against Everton, or the team that walked all over Southampton?

It is anyone’s guess as to who will show up, but Newcastle United know they must play better. Last weekend’s defeat was a reminder that there are no easy games in the Premier League, especially when a team lacks full focus.

The Magpies did impress in their 7-0 thrashing of Morecambe in the Carabao Cup, which will provide some players with a boost of confidence, but now they must showcase their competitive nature against a top team.

Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min only need one quick glance at goal to cause problems for Jamaal Lascelles and company.

With Martin Dubravka still recovering from his injury, the back line must be extremely alert and put their bodies on the line to make life easier for either Karl Darlow or Mark Gillespie between the sticks.

On the other end of the pitch, all eyes will be on Miguel Almiron and Callum Wilson to see if they can orchestrate some meaningful attacks in the final third.

With fatigue being a possible problem for Spurs, they might find it difficult to cope with the pace and technical skills of Almiron and Wilson. It would be even more problematic for the hosts if their former transfer target Ryan Fraser suits up from the opening whistle.

Overall, Tottenham are favorites to win on paper, but they could experience a major setback if they lack urgency in this clash, especially in defense. Steve Bruce needs his team to perform well as fans are beginning to turn on him once again.

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The Toon Army will also be hoping the 4-4-2 formation makes way for the 4-2-3-1 shape tomorrow.