Newcastle v Spurs – Sunday 13:30, Sky Sports
Despite challenging for the title in the last couple of seasons, Spurs aren’t really being talked about as potential champions, due largely to their move away from White Hart Lane. However, they kick off their campaign at Newcastle and will hope that they can pick up where they left off last term as they won 12 of their last 13 games and netted 13 in their last two. What’s more, they have an exceptional record against promoted teams, winning 28 of 30 unbeaten matches against such opposition since 2012/13 and so they look a superb price to win.
What’s more, promoted teams have lost 17 of 21 opening games since 1998/99 when they’ve been against sides that finished in the top-six the season before. Furthermore, Newcastle lost three of their home games against fellow top-six opponents in the Championship last term, which doesn’t bode well. Since Spurs won four of their six trips to bottom-six sides by more than one goal last term, we’re backing them to cover the -1 handicap.Bet £10 get £20
Newcastle actually won this fixture 5-1 in 2016 in what was their last game in the Premier League but if anything we’re more likely to see that scoreline in Tottenham’s favour this time around. Given some of the numbers they put up at the end of last season, the Spurs 5-1 Correct Score looks worth a punt.