Strong at home
Regardless of how well Newcastle are playing or where they are in the league, St James’ Park is always a difficult place to go and win.
Liverpool found that out a few weeks ago when they could only muster a 1-1 draw against Benitez’s side, but to be fair Newcastle were good value for that and didn’t give the Reds too many opportunities in front of goal.
In fact, Tottenham are the only side to have won their so far this season, and since then they have beaten West Ham and Stoke City, two sides in the bottom half of the division, as are Palace.
Thus, their strong home form, which has seen them lose just one of their last nine league games, stands them in good stead for victory over Hodgson’s men on Saturday.