• July 19, 2024

Tottenham team news: Predicted lineup against Newcastle after midfield pair’s absence following Forest victory.

This article contains affiliate links, we will receive a commission on any sales we generate from it. Tottenham Hotspur’s pursuit of a top-four finish continues this weekend when they face Newcastle United. Spurs visit the North East with Champions League qualification in their hands and could go three points clear of fifth-placed Aston Villa ahead of Villa’s trip to Arsenal on Sunday. Ange Postecoglou has plenty of decisions to make with his starting XI ahead of the Saturday lunchtime clash.

A revelation since making the £17.2million move from Empoli, Vicario’s inclusion in the Tottenham side is a no-brainer. However, Vicario will have to be on top form to stop Alexander Isak, with the Newcastle marksman having netted four goals in as many games. Despite injury problems, Postecoglou has been able to find a settled back four. Newcomers Destiny Udogie and Micky Van de Ven are likely to retain their spots on the left-hand side of defence, with Pedro Porro and Cristian Romero filling out the backline.

Balancing the midfield remains a task for Postecoglou at Tottenham. Hojbjerg, Bentancur, and Maddison are expected to feature in the starting line-up, with the hope for strong performances from Maddison and the others. Spurs are missing Richarlison, with Son Heung-min and Brennan Johnson leading the attacking front. Timo Werner could be the final piece in the attacking puzzle against Newcastle, given his recent contribution.

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