Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Newcastle United

Sports Mole previews Sunday's Premier League clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United.

Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to close the gap on Premier League leaders Arsenal when they play Newcastle United on Sunday.

Andre Villas-Boas's side currently sit fourth in the table on goal difference, five points adrift of their North London rivals.

Spurs followed up their goalless draw at Everton last week with a 2-1 victory over Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

Newcastle will have been buoyed by their victory over Chelsea last weekend, which was the club's first in three games.

Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will start the match despite suffering concussion against Everton last week. Danny Rose, Sandro and Emmanuel Adebayor will miss out due to injuries.

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini could return to the side after the missing the club's last four games with a groin injury.

Recent form


Newcastle: LLWDLW

Possible starting lineups

Spurs: Lloris; Walker, Chiriches, Dawson, Vertonghen; Paulinho; Lennon, Sigurdsson, Holtby, Townsend; Soldado

Newcastle: Krul; Debuchy, Coloccini, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon; Sissoko, Tiote, Cabaye, Gouffran; Shola Ameobi, Remy

Sports Mole says: 3-1

Manager Andre Villas Boas of Spurs looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on October 20, 2013
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