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Opta Stats: Newcastle v Tottenham

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Newly promoted Newcastle take on a Spurs team that finished second last season. Opta presents the vital statistics.

"Harry Kane is one goal away from a century for Spurs in all competitions – he has netted 99 goals in 165 games so far, including hat-tricks in his two previous appearances."

Kane is [1.91] to score.

This will be a repeat of Newcastle's last Premier League game in May 2016 - when they thrashed Spurs 5-1 at St James' Park. Newcastle are [9.8] to win half-time/full-time.

There have been 14 goals scored in the last three Premier League meetings between these two clubs at St James' Park. Over 3.5 goals is [3.15].

The Magpies have won only one opening match across their last nine league seasons, but that came against Spurs; 2-1 in 2012 (D4 L4). Newcastle are [5.5] to win again.

Rafa Benitez has not lost any of his previous eight Premier League home games as a manager against Spurs (W5 D3 L0). The draw is [4.1].

Harry Kane is one goal away from a century for Spurs in all competitions - he has netted 99 goals in 165 games so far, including hat-tricks in his two previous appearances. Kane is [1.91] to score.

Kane has scored 20 goals in his last 15 Premier League games against newly promoted sides - three of his six top-flight hat-tricks have been against newly promoted teams (Leicester in 2014-15, Bournemouth in 2015-16 and Hull last season). Kane is [21.0] to score a hat-trick.

However, Kane has never scored a Premier League goal in August (10 games). Under 2.5 goals is [2.1].

Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle averaged a goal every 93 minutes in the Championship last season, scoring 23 goals; he also scored in his last top-flight appearance against Spurs for Crystal Palace in January 2015. Gayle is [3.75] to score.

None of the last nine winners of the Championship have won their first match in the Premier League after promotion (D2 L7). Spurs are [1.72] to win.

Christian Eriksen was involved in the build up sequence to 253 open play shots last season in the Premier League; more than any other player in the competition. Eriksen is [4.0] to score himself.

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