The Magpies make the journey to North London on Wednesday evening to face Tottenham Hotspur in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup.
Newcastle United have turned their season around somewhat and despite a 4-1 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday afternoon, Alan Pardew has turned himself from zero to hero. Well, sort of.
Many are undecided on the abilities of Pardew as a manager, however he is edging them towards their first major piece of silverware in 46 years and he would be a popular man on Tyneside should he manage what no-one has done since the 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup win when they defeated Ujpest Dozsa in the final.
The Magpies will be in confident spirits when they travel to White Hart Lane on Wednesday evening to clash with Tottenham Hotspur, having already knocked out Manchester City and Crystal Palace on the way to this stage of the competition. The North-East side start this match as outsiders however, 888sport offering 19/5 for an away win.
Pardew’s side will be hoping that they can bounce back from Saturday’s Premier League defeat. The Magpies will likely include rookie goalkeeper Freddie Woodman in the line-up for Wednesday’s clash. With a local derby with Sunderland on the horizon this weekend, the seventeen-year-old will make his debut in place of Jak Alnwick, the club not wanting to risk their third choice keeper ahead of Sunday’s match with their arch-rivals, first and second-choice keepers Tim Krul and Rob Elliot both absent through injury.
Spurs come into this match following a 2-1 last gasp victory away to Swansea City, Christian Eriksen scoring the late winner and the North London side start as firm favourites at 17/20. Nevertheless, Spurs are suffering inconsistency so far this season and we cannot back them with any confidence whatsoever.
What we can expect in this match is goals, both teams certain to be on the attack from the start. Newcastle will be the hungrier of the two teams and we expect them to come out on top, however it will be hard struggle and both sides will get themselves onto the scoresheet.
Our betting tips
Newcastle win with both teams scoring – Bet365 7/1
Over 2.5 Goals – BetVictor 8/11