Mark Lawrenson reveals intriguing Newcastle United scoreline prediction ahead of Spurs clash

Newcastle United are back in Premier League action this weekend, and will look to take the positive momentum from their midweek 7-0 shellacking of Morcambe into their tricky test against Tottenham Hotspur.

Friday, 25th September 2020, 10:30 am
(Photo by Martin Rickett/Getty Images)
(Photo by Martin Rickett/Getty Images)

Writing for BBC Sport, pundit Mark Lawrenson cast his weekly top tier scoreline predictions, and opted for a comfortable 2-0 win for Jose Mourinho's side.

Justifying his pick, Lawro claimed: "Both of these sides have had one very good performance and result in the Premier League so far this season - and one very bad one too.

"I'm going for Tottenham here, though. They have got to wait for Gareth Bale to get fit, but even without him they showed last week against Southampton that they have got a big attacking threat."

Meanwhile, Lawrenson's sparring partner for the week, singer-songwriter and Spurs supporter Declan McKenna, opted for a 3-0 win for his club, and said: "I've got to back my team, haven't I? Hopefully we will keep going forward like we did against Southampton last week, take the game to Newcastle and pull them out of position, which we have not been doing enough against well-drilled opposition."

The last time the two sides met, back in July, Spurs ran out 3-1 winners at St James' Park, with goals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min securing the three points for the north London outfit.

Over the course of their last ten meetings, the Magpies have emerged victorious on just three occasions - with Spurs winning all the other seven games - in a record stretching back to 2014.