Newcastle vs Tottenham

Football betting analyst Mark O’Haire is back with his latest Premier League predictions for this weekend’s matches.

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Alexander Isak Anytime Goalscorer

Advised Bet: 1pt @ 13/10 Betfair

The total goals expectancy for Newcastle’s early kick-off against Tottenham is standing around the 3.75 mark, meaning Over 3.5 Goals is an odds-on shot at St James’ Park. Both Teams to Score is as short as 1/3 (1.33) giving punters little wriggleroom in the traditional goals-based markets. 

So instead, take a look at Newcastle hitman Alexander Isak to score at 13/10 (2.30) with Betfair. The Swedish star has scored in seven of his last 10 Premier League starts and possesses an exceptional record in front of the adoring Toon Army, notching in eight of 10 league starts at St James’ Park this season, including each of the past five.

What’s more, Isak boasts the third-best minutes per-goal ratio in the Premier League (minimum eight goals), getting on the scoresheet every 112 minutes. Considering Spurs have managed just six EPL clean sheets under Ange Postecoglou’s management, I’m happy to support the home side’s chief threat in the Anytime Goalscorer market.

Jacob Murphy Over 1.5 Shots

Advised Bet: 1pt @ 11/10 bet365

Newcastle’s injury issues mean Eddie Howe is down to the bare bones this weekend. The Magpies are still able to field a competitive XI that may feature versatile Jacob Murphy in midfield – the 29-year-old has now started three successive Premier League matches on the right-side of midfield, making a positive attacking impression on each occasion.

Murphy has posted shot tallies of 3-2-1 since his return to regular top-flight football, and has now overcome the Over 1.5 Shots barrier in six of seven starts in 2023/24, including all five at St James’ Park. It’s therefore eye-catching to see the Newcastle schemer offered at 11/10 (2.10) on bet365 to fire off multiple shots when Tottenham arrive.

Nottingham Forest vs Wolves

Chris Wood Anytime Goalscorer

Advised Bet: 1pt @ 9/5 Betfair

Nottingham Forest’s 3-1 reverse at Tottenham last weekend has left the Tricky Trees outside of the relegation zone on goal difference, piling the pressure on Nuno Espirito Santo’s side ahead of Saturday’s showdown with mid-table Wolves. The Reds have impressed in recent City Ground outings and will hope to repeat those standards here.

Nuno’s improved the home side in attacking areas – Forest have now scored in 13 of their last 15 Premier League encounters, and the Tricky Trees are arguably blessed with the best pool of offensive personnel in the bottom-six. That includes in-form striker Chris Wood, the current surprise leader of the EPL’s best minutes per-goal record…

The Kiwi ace has bagged 12 goals at a rate of one every 107 minutes – he’s struck in seven of his past 10 starts, and has five goals in eight City Ground starts since October’s international break. Wood therefore looks a little too big to ignore at 9/5 (2.80) with Betfair when facing-off against a Wolves rearguard with just two away shutouts all season.