Five things you need to know about Tottenham v Newcastle

Tottenham Hotspur are enjoying are pretty good season under manager Mauricio Pochettino, with the Lilywhites undefeated since the first game of the campaign in which they lost 1-0 to Manchester United.

Midway through the term, Spurs are closing in on the elusive Champions League spot just three points away from fourth place.

The North London club have just come off a fine 4-1 win against Monaco in the Europa League, with Erik Lamela grabbing his first Tottenham hattrick to help them top their group.

Meanwhile, Newcastle United managed to turn their poor form around with a shock victory against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool last weekend, beating the Reds 2-0 at St. James’ Park to put them tied on points with 17th place Bournemouth and 16th place Norwich.

But having shipped in 14 goals in their last four away games, the Magpies will have a tough task keeping out the likes of Harry Kane and Lamela off the scoresheet at White Hart Lane.

Ahead of the fixture, here are five things you need to know about Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United…

Tottenham on undefeated run

Tottenham celebrate

Tottenham Hotspur are unbeaten in their last nine Barclays Premier League home matches (W5 D4 L0).

Newcastle’s poor away form

Newcastle dejected

Newcastle have won just one of the last 14 Premier League away games (W1 D2 L11), scoring a total of just five goals in that run and conceding 35.

Unlikely stalemate

Newcastle Tottenham

None of the last 18 Premier League games between these two sides at White Hart Lane has ended as a draw (11 Spurs wins, seven for the Magpies including the last two).

Sharpshooting Spurs

Harry Kane celebrates

Tottenham have hit the target with 59% of their shots at goal, the highest percentage in the Premier League this season.

Wijnaldum’s importance for Magpies

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates

Georginio Wijnaldum has now been involved in 56% of Newcastle’s Premier League goals this season (9/16).