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Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United
First of all I hope you’ve all had an enjoyable festive period, we at Value-Bet are well rested from a small break and we are ready to guide you through the betting markets in 2011. But first, let’s consider some of the last few games in 2010, its a busy schedule for many teams but the UK Snow has done its best to ruin proceedings. However, there are games that have beaten the big freeze and there’s some value to be had.

My tips today come from the Premier League game between high flying Tottenham and their Tyneside visitors Newcastle. The hosts are currently on an impressive run in the league, they are unbeaten in their last 7 games in the league with wins over Arsenal and Liverpool and a draw against Chelsea in that run, which is great form by anyone’s standards. The bookies make Harry Redknapp’s side strong favourites for this one with the home win best priced at 1.57 with Bet365 but for me, that is a little bit too short.

Newcastle have had an up and down season and with the departure of manager Chris Hughton there is always going to be somewhat of a learning curve for the squad. I have been impressed with the Magpies so far since they began their league campaign and I’m sure 9th position in the Premier League will please most of the St James’ Park faithful. One thing that hasn’t been in short supply this year for the visitors is goals, they have only failed to score in 3 games this season, 2 of which were in their first 4 matches.

Tottenham themselves have been involved in some emphatic and entertaining scorelines this season, in Bale they have the new great Welsh hope and he has shown his talent in front of goal this season while Rafael Van der Vaart has proved a revelation for the hosts and already has 8 goals to his name in the league. Spurs have scored and conceded in all of their last 7 home games so there is hope for Newcastle that they have a chance to get on the scoresheet at White Hart Lane this afternoon.

With the likelihood of a few goals today I think the 1.8 on offer at Stan James for Both Teams to Score is a tad generous. Andy Carroll’s form has caught the eye of many a supporter this season and he can add Fabio Capello to his list of admirers as his latest England Call up demonstrated. The 3.8 on offer at for him to score anytime looks like it could be worth a small stakes bet taking into account his current tally of 11. I also like the look of Paddy Power’s match special “Spurs to win with 3 or 4 goals in the game” at 3.2.
jim pool 03/31/2020 00:24