12BET Football Tips: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Newcastle United
FOOTBALL BETTING TIPS: Tottenham Hotspur are in the race to maintain a top-four spot in the Premier League, with their next challenge being against Newcastle United. The Spurs are currently strong at fourth place while the Magpies are struggling for safety from relegation.
Venue: White Hart Lane (Tottenham Hotspur) Date: February 9, 2013 Time: 20:45 (+8:00 GMT)
Asian Bookie Handicap Odds: Tottenham Hotspur as Favourites, 0.5-1 (0.75)-Handicap for Sunderland
Tottenham Hotspur are currently spending a strong season, as they have a balanced composition in the first team. Yet, they are currently in a striker crisis with Jermain Defoe injured and Emmanuel Adebayor out for Togo in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Gareth Bale has excelled in his role as a winger, earning him comparisons to Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo. Neophyte Lewis Holtby of Schalke 04 fame will seek to form great playmaking combinations with veteran Clint Dempsey.
Newcastle United will seek to recover from their disastrous mid-season spell, which saw them confront an injury crisis that almost led them crashing down to the bottom of the table. Manager Alan Pardew hopes to find consistency with his set of new winter recruits from Ligue 1.
Moussa Sissoko impressed early on after scoring a brace in the Magpies’ 3-2 victory against European champions Chelsea. The return of Yohan Cabaye could strengthen their midfield while new signing Yoan Gouffran could collaborate with Papiss Cisse and Gabriel Obertan up front.
12BET.com, a popular name in football betting in Europe, Asia and the rest of the world, rates Tottenham Hotspur as winners at 2.170. The Spurs need to win by two goals for their bettors to exceed Newcastle United’s handicap of 1.0 (2-0 to 2-1 for Tottenham Hotspur).
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