Newcastle vs Tottenham Bet Builder Tips: Isak & Son to fire in another classic

 | 12th April | 

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The race for Europe in the Premier League is beginning to heat up with just over a month of the 2023/24 campaign remaining, and Saturday's match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park sees both sides go in search of a victory to aid their European prospects.

Champions League football won't be returning to Tyneside next season but the Magpies can still qualify for the Europa League or Europa Conference League, two competitions Spurs are looking to avoid as they currently hold a top-four spot. Below you can find our Newcastle vs Tottenham bet builder tips for Saturday's 12:30 kick-off, which will be shown live in the UK on TNT Sports 1. The four selections listed can be combined using Betfred's #PickYourPunt feature, with the acca priced at 11/2.

Newcastle vs Tottenham Bet Builder Tips

  • Alexander Isak to score anytime
  • Son Heung-min to score anytime
  • Over 3.5 goals
  • Over 26.5 shots

#PickYourPunt pays @ 11/2

Alexander Isak to score anytime

Injuries have been the scourge of Newcastle's season thus far, and star striker Alexander Isak hasn't been immune from them himself. The Sweden international has missed eight Premier League games, but that hasn't stopped him from scoring 15 goals in the competition, five more than the previous campaign.

A third of those goals have come since the start of March, with strikes against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Chelsea, West Ham United (x2) and Everton in four consecutive appearances before he blanked against Fulham last time out.

Isak should be confident of returning to the scoresheet this Saturday after scoring twice in the corresponding fixture with Spurs last season when the Magpies blew their opponents away with five goals in the first half, two of which were struck by the 24-year-old.

Newcastle went on to win that game 6-1, and if they manage to net a few this weekend, you'd back Isak to be among the scorers.

Son Heung-min to score anytime

Just like Isak, Son Heung-min is currently on 15 Premier League goals and five ahead of last season's total. The South Korean star hasn't scored this month yet, with both West Ham and Nottingham Forest managing to keep him out, but he did find the net in back-to-back games against Crystal Palace and Aston Villa at the start of last month and ended March with a goal v Luton, so he shouldn't be too perturbed by recent events.

Son has a decent record against Saturday's hosts, with a successful late penalty in a 4-1 win over them in December marking his fifth goal against them in 15 appearances. The 31-year-old struck at St James' Park in the 2018/19 and 2021/22 seasons, so if he's following the pattern, another should follow this weekend.

Over 3.5 goals

It's usually an entertaining affair between Newcastle and Tottenham, with 30 goals shared across the last six meetings, which averages out at five goals per game. In fact, the last four matches between them at St James' Park have seen at least four goals scored, and that's what we're backing here.

Aside from their head-to-head record, you can usually predict goals on Tyneside. Only Sheffield United (64) and Aston Villa (62) have witnessed more goals at home than Newcastle (59) in the Premier League this season, with five of their last seven games at St James' Park seeing the over 3.5 goals selection land.

Tottenham have been involved in their fair share of high-scoring games this year too, with six of their 11 league matches ending in at least four goals being scored, and half (3/6) of those were away from north London.

Over 26.5 shots

If we're backing goals, the likelihood is there will be a fair amount of shots, too.

Spurs rank fourth for most shots per game (15.5) in the Premier League while Newcastle are in ninth (13.9). If these clubs both hit their average on Saturday that would push us past the 26.5 threshold we need to land our fourth and final selection of this bet builder.

These sides aren't exactly known for being defensive demons, with Ange Postecoglou's side allowing 12.8 shots per game on average - seven teams are better off by that metric. Eddie Howe's men, meanwhile, allow 13.8 shots per game on average, which puts them middle of the pack in 10th.

The Magpies still have goalkeeper Nick Pope sidelined through injury as well as several defenders including Sven Botman, Kieran Trippier and Jamaal Lascelles, so they're not ideally prepared to combat a rampant Spurs attack containing the likes of Son, Brennan Johnson and James Maddison.

Check out the rest of our Football Betting Tips here. 

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