Premier League

Newcastle vs Tottenham: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Tom Gott
It's a new dawn at St James' Park
It's a new dawn at St James' Park / George Wood/GettyImages

The first game of the PIF era at Newcastle United takes place on Sunday when Tottenham Hotspur make the long trip north to St James' Park.

Steve Bruce remains in charge and will celebrate his 1,000th Premier League game in management, and he'll hope that his players will be able to feed off the jubilant home supporters and go on to secure a victory.

They're up against a Tottenham side who were in pretty miserable form before the international break, but they did end a three-match losing streak with a solid 2-1 victory over Aston Villa before jetting off.

Here's 90min's preview of the game.

How to watch Newcastle vs Tottenham on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Sunday 17 October, 16:30 (BST)
Where is the match being played? St James' Park
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Main Event (UK), Telemundo/fuboTV (US)
Highlights? Match of the Day 2 (BBC - UK)
Referee? Andre Marriner
VAR? Chris Kavanagh

Newcastle team news

Callum Wilson
Wilson is available / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Bruce has already confirmed that only Martin Dubravka (foot) and Paul Dummett (calf) will miss this game for the Magpies.

That means returns are on the cards for striker Callum Wilson and defender Jamaal Lascelles, the latter of whom's appearance could trigger a return to back three.

Miguel Almiron played 90 minutes for Paraguay late on Thursday but could make an appearance here if his legs are up to it.

Tottenham team news

Cristian Romero
Romero has been away with Argentina / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Spurs are expected to be hit hard by the South American international chaos. Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso have been away with Argentina, while defenders Davinson Sanchez and Emerson Royal recently turned out for Colombia and Brazil respectively.

Left-back Ben Davies is back in training, but Matt Doherty picked up a knock over the international break and is likely to miss out.

Newcastle vs Tottenham predicted lineups

Newcastle (3-5-2): Darlow; Fernandez, Lascelles, Clark; Manquillo, Willock, Hayden, Longstaff, Ritchie; Wilson, Saint-Maximin

Tottenham (4-3-3): Lloris; Tanganga, Rodon, Dier, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Skipp; Lucas, Ndombele, Son; Kane

Newcastle vs Tottenham head-to-head record

The all-time records are actually fairly even between these two, and that's reflected in the recent results. Last season, both meetings ended in draws - 1-1 in London and 2-2 up north.

2019/20 saw Newcastle and Spurs exchange victories, with the Magpies' 1-0 win early in the season, in which Joelinton bagged his first goal for the club, ending a run of four consecutive defeats against Spurs.

The match before that? Newcastle roared to a 5-1 win on the final day of 2015/16, with Georginio Wijnaldum scoring twice, Aleksandar Mitrovic netting and seeing a red card and a lesser-spotted Rolando Aarons even getting on the score sheet. Busy.

Newcastle vs Tottenham score prediction

Son Heung-min
Son impressed against Aston Villa / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Fans will be in a party atmosphere at St James', but in reality, not a lot has changed on the pitch. Bruce remains in charge and Newcastle haven't signed Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland (yet), so this is still the same side that hasn't won a match in just under five months.

Players will undoubtedly be working twice as hard to try and impress the new owners, who will already have their ideas about who should stay and who should go, but whether they actually have enough about them to get a result here is a different question entirely.

As for Spurs, they'll be a little weaker than normal because of the international break casualties, but they'll also be glad to have had a few weeks out of the spotlight to work on things. A narrow away victory could be on the cards.

Prediction: Newcastle 0-1 Tottenham