We simulated Newcastle United vs Tottenham on FIFA 22 to get a Premier League score prediction


Tottenham Hotspur’s South American quartet will face a late fitness test ahead of their Premier League clash against Newcastle on Sunday afternoon.

Spurs ended their three-game Premier League losing streak with a vital 2-1 win over Aston Villa in their last league game, but the international break put a stop to any momentum that built for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, who is now left with a tough decision to make on the fitness of four key players.

Cristian Romero, Emerson Royal, Davinson Sanchez and Giovanni Lo Celso all featured for their nations in the South American World Cup qualifiers over the international break, and the quartet are currently travelling back to England to face a late fitness test for the Newcastle clash.

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Spurs will be expecting a rowdy atmosphere against Newcastle, with the fixture being the first for the Magpies since their £300m sale of the club to Saudi Arabia’s PIF – making them the richest club in the Premier League.

Ryan Sessegnon is confirmed to miss the journey up north, whilst Steven Bergwijn and Ben Davies have both recovered from injures in time for the game.

So, what line-ups will both teams select for their Premier League clash? And, what could the final score be?

We used FIFA 22 to get a score prediction for Newcastle vs Spurs on Sunday and this is what happened…

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Newcastle vs Spurs score predicted by FIFA 22 simulation

We used kick-off mode in FIFA 22, but didn’t select a team to control, we then selected the teams and watched the match play out by itself, to give us a score prediction.

We predict that Nuno’s side could set up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with their line-up as follows: Lloris; Tanganga, Rodon, Dier, Reguilon; Skipp, Hojbjerg; Moura, Ndombele, Son; Kane.

Spurs' predicted XI vs Newcastle
Spurs’ predicted XI vs Newcastle

As for Newcastle, we predict that Steve Bruce’s side could set up in their 5-3-2 formation, with their line-up as follows: Darlow; Manquillo, Fernandez, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie; Shelvey, Longstaff, Willock; Saint-Maximin, Wilson.

Tottenham started the game on top at St. James’ Park, and Heung-Min Son came closest with a long-range free-kick which was well saved by Karl Darlow.

Despite the early dominance, it was Newcastle who took the lead through Allan Saint-Maximin.

Allan Saint-Maximin made it 1-0 to Newcastle
Allan Saint-Maximin made it 1-0 to Newcastle

The Spurs high-line was beaten by a long ball over the top for Sean Longstaff to latch on to, and some good movement in the box from Saint-Maximin saw him peel away from the Spurs defence and tap Longstaff’s drilled cross into an empty net.

The Magpies were on top, and they took advantage of their momentum when Saint-Maximin bagged his and Newcastle’s second of the afternoon after half an hour.

Allan Saint-Maximin made it 2-0 to Newcastle
Allan Saint-Maximin made it 2-0 to Newcastle

Callum Wilson held the ball up for the overlapping Matt Ritchie who found space on the left to fizz a cross into the box, and the cross had too much power for Nuno’s side to defend as it found its way through to Saint-Maximin who powered an effort past Hugo Lloris.

Newcastle continued to pile on the pressure and look for a third, but against the run of play, Harry Kane scored an incredible volley to pull a goal back just before half-time.

Harry Kane scored to make it 2-1
Harry Kane scored to make it 2-1

Son’s cross into the box was poor as the England captain stretched to reach the ball, and his loose touch sent the ball into orbit. But, the striker set himself up perfectly for when it came back down, and his ferocious volley flew past Darlow and into the top corner to make it 2-1 at the break.

Spurs came out on top in the second half, and it was Lucas Moura who brought the scoring level.

A rapid counter-attack from a Magpies corner saw Spurs enter a five-on-three situation heading towards Newcastle’s goal.

Lucas Moura scored to make it 2-2
Lucas Moura scored to make it 2-2

Kane led the attack and played Tanguy Ndombele through one-on-one with a defender, and unselfishly the Frenchman played a perfect through-ball to Lucas Moura who curled his shot past Darlow to make it 2-2

Neither side could find a winner, and the game finished all square.

FIFA 22 predicted score: Newcastle 2-2 Spurs

These were the full-time match stats:

The full-time stats from the Newcastle vs Spurs simulation
The full-time stats from the Newcastle vs Spurs simulation

FIFA 22 predicts that although Spurs could find themselves a goal or two down in this game against a buoyant Newcastle side, they should have the quality to salvage a comeback and secure a decent result this weekend.

FIFA 22 is the latest game within EA’s popular FIFA video game franchise, which released worldwide on Friday, October 1, 2021. The game is available now on all platforms including Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Stadia and PC.

What do you think the score will be between Spurs and Newcastle on Sunday? Let us know in the comments below!

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