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EPL: NUFC vs Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur will look to continue the excitement of their victory over Arsenal when they arrive at Newcastle United on Wednesday night. Spurs beat rivals London London 2-1 2-1 over the weekend to keep their hopes of attending European Cup1 alive, while Newcastle were beaten by Watford 2-1 with their season out of goal. . Newcastle have lost their recent matches but are hard to beat at home this season.

Newcastle have retreated in the past few weeks since beating Bournemouth 4-1 on their trip. The motivation was over for the Sharks when they definitely ended up in the middle of the standings, obviously relegated but there was no hope of finishing in a place to win tickets to the European Cup. Steve Bruce's side lost 5-0 to Man City and Watford in their last 2 matches, conceding 2 penalties in the second half to lose all 3 away away points. They are unbeaten in 6 matches at home and have lost only 3 times at St James' Park in all arenas since 2011-12. With Tottenham and Liverpool playing at home, one of two trips to Brighton & Hove Albion, Bruce will hope that his players have enough motivation to prevent their campaign from ending in the bottom half of the table. Newcastle's decline has not been helped by several injured first-team players, with Ciaran Clark, Sean Longstaff, Isaac Hayden and Andy Carroll still absent. Florian Lejeune is about to return before the end of the season, but this match may come too early for him, meanwhile, Daniel Rose is not eligible to face his former club.

Tottenham are still sweating with the strength of Dele Alli, who has missed their last few matches, while Eric Dier is still suspended. Right-back Serge Aurier is also expected to miss the clash on Wednesday following the death of his brother at the beginning of Monday hours, his absence coinciding with the return of Japhet Tanganga, among substitute against Arsenal. Mourinho made a tactical change against Arsenal by applying the score 4-4-1-1, but a 4-3-3 return is more likely to counter Newcastle to strengthen the attack and will have a capacity for Erik Lamela returned. Tottenham are fighting for a top 6 finish in the Premier League, Jose Mourinho's first season at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was not really a success.