Paul Merson predicts result of 'tired' Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United

Paul Merson sees another win for Tottenham this weekend.

Paul Merson has told SkySports that despite the number of extra Europa League games Tottenham are playing, he sees a win for them against Newcastle United this weekend.

He admits he has his reservations, but does not feel Newcastle United can repeat their surprise win over Liverpool from a week ago.

He said he predicts a 3-0 win for Tottenham, adding: "Spurs are getting into that mould at the moment, they're maybe a tad tired, and they look to be going out with the attitude of making sure they don't lose the game before they go out to win the game.

"Newcastle's result was phenomenal, but I do expect Spurs to win this, they are a good side with in-form players. They need to break down the brick wall here after two draws."

Tottenham will come into the game on a high having beaten Monaco 4-1 in midweek, with Erik Lamela scoring a hat-trick.

They did so without Dele Alli, just a late substitute, and star striker Harry Kane who was rested entirely.

Newcastle could come down to earth from their win last weekend, which took them out of the relegation zone.

The next week they have a huge match against Aston Villa, and will want to try and take some momentum into that game, where they can extend the gap at the bottom over Remi Garde's side.

Newcastle beat Spurs at White Hart Lane last season, but were very reliant on a superb performance from goalkeeper Tim Krul, who is currently our injured.

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