Each day our exclusive MATCH OF THE DAQ service previews the big match of the day – usually a televised game.

As well as the preview we also bring you the head to head records of the two teams as well as a recommended bet on BETDAQ for the match.

Newcastle v Tottenham
Premier League
KO 16:00, Sky Sports 1


(Max last 10 only)
22 Jan 2011 Premier League Newcastle 1-1 Tottenham  
28 Dec 2010 Premier League Tottenham 2-0 Newcastle
19 Apr 2009 Premier League Tottenham 1-0 Newcastle
21 Dec 2008 Premier League Newcastle 2-1 Tottenham
24 Sep 2008 Carling Cup Newcastle 1-2 Tottenham          
30 Mar 2008 Premier League Tottenham 1-4 Newcastle                
22 Oct 2007 Premier League Newcastle 3-1 Tottenham
14 Jan 2007 Premier League Tottenham 2-3 Newcastle  
23 Dec 2006 Premier League Newcastle 3-1 Tottenham
01 Apr 2006 Premier League Newcastle 3-1 Tottenham


Sunday’s big game sees a meeting between two sides that most neutrals will be happy to see at the right end of the table.

Newcastle’s unbeaten start means that their last loss in any competition was back on May 1 against Liverpool. It has taken them all the way up to fourth spot and allowed the St James’ Park faithful to indulge in a bit of optimism for the first in a while. Tottenham are three points behind and in fine nick after heavy defeats to the Manchester clubs at the start of the season, which have all but been forgotten now.

Spurs go in to the match as favourites after four Prem wins on the spin at around 2.46 on BETDAQ, but they last won on Tyneside in the league in August 2004 and have suffered reverses in four of five Prem visits since. The Geordies don’t look a terrible bet at all in their current form, at around 3.0, but the draw is the most tempting option at the 3.35 mark.

I expect both teams to go for it, so we should be in for an entertaining encounter, but neither Alan Pardew nor Harry Redknapp would view the stalemate as a bad result. A repeat of last season’s 1-1 scoreline tempts at around 6.8.

RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)

Newcastle 1-1 Tottenham at around 7.4: 3 points
Saturday’s Return: +11.50