Former Arsenal attacker Paul Merson believes that Tottenham Hotspur will pick up all three points from their Premier League clash against Newcastle United on Sunday.
The 46-year-old ex-England international claims that the North London club will expose the cracks in Alan Pardew’s side at White Hart Lane.
‘Tottenham came up against a top-drawer centre-forward in Sergio Aguero last weekend, but I expect them to win this week’, Merson told Sky Sports. ‘If you look beyond that they beat Southampton and drew with Arsenal, so the results haven’t been too bad.
‘Newcastle let in too many goals and while they got a big result against Leicester last week, it was nothing to write home about. I think the scoreline covered over a lot of cracks’.
Tottenham will indeed head into the game as favourites, especially as they hammered Asteras Tripolis 5-1 in the Europa League Group C at White Hart Lane on Thursday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have struggled in recent weeks in the Premier League and are currently ninth in the table with 11 points from eight matches, but they do have some top players.
Newcastle, though, cannot be written off just yet. Although Alan Pardew’s side have problems and are also struggling for points, the players do have it in themselves to step up their game.
Spurs will be favourites against Newcastle, but the visitors can stage an upset at White Hart Lane.