Conte says he now is seeing improvement in Tottenham
Antonio Conte is glad with 2-0 win at Brighton as well as Tottenham’s recent performances and thinks the team is finally showing improvement to compete at the top of the table.
Newcastle vs Tottenham: Line-ups
Tottenham Gunning for Top-4
Consistency has been a real problem for Tottenham during the 2021-22 campaign, but they have quietly won four of their last five matches in the Premier League, including their last two against Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham United, which has put them firmly in contention for a top-four spot.
Indeed, Antonio Conte’s side are currently fifth in the table, three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal; the Gunners also have a game in hand on their North London rivals, but there is still a lot of football to be played before the end of the campaign.
Eddie Howe’s side are again on the road this weekend, but their excellent form this year has allowed them to move up into 14th spot in the table, now nine points clear of the bottom three, and it would be a huge shock if they were pulled back into any sort of trouble over the next few weeks.
Newcastle have lost eight of their 15 away league matches this term, while they have not beaten Spurs since August 2019, losing two of the last four games between the two sides, including a 3-2 reverse at St James’ Park in the reverse fixture back in October.
The Magpies could have a say in the top-four and title race this term, as they also have matches against Liverpool, Man City and Arsenal before the end of the campaign, while Howe’s team will take on relegation strugglers Norwich City and Burnley before the end of the season.
Tottenham are in need of all three points to keep themselves in contention for a top-four finish, and we are expecting the home side to triumph here. Newcastle are a much-improved outfit in 2022, but Tottenham’s quality in the final third should allow them to secure an important victory on Sunday afternoon.