Former Chelsea star makes shock Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United prediction

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The Magpies will look to claim another Premier League win when they face Antonio Conte’s side.

It is safe to say Newcastle United’s impressive start to the season will come under significant threat when they visit Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon.

The Magpies have a mixed record in North London after winning four and drawing one of their last nine games against Spurs. But they have bad memories of their last visit to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after Ben Davies, Matt Doherty, Son Heung-Min, Emerson Royal and Steven Bergwijn all scored to condemn Eddie Howe’s side to a 5-1 defeat in April.

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Despite that loss, the Magpies went on to finish the season with six wins in their final eight games and the momentum has carried on into the current Premier League campaign. Wednesday night’s narrow win against Everton ensured United head to North London within touching distance of the Champions League places and they could move to within two points of Spurs if they can beat Antonio Conte’s men - and that is exactly what they have been tipped to do by one former Premier League star.

Former Premier League winner Chris Sutton has backed the Magpies to secure a surprise 2-1 win in North London and explained why in his BBC Sport predictions column. He said: “I really like what Eddie Howe is doing at Newcastle. They are defensively sound, but they always create chances too and they are a team full of confidence.

“Tottenham have been getting some good results without playing particularly well, or at least they were until they went to Old Trafford on Wednesday. That defeat would have been worse if not for some good saves by Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris, and they might need him to keep him in this game too.”

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