Gareth Bale’s incredible goalscoring form continued last weekend as his brace gave Tottenham an edgy 2-1 victory over Newcastle United at White Hart Lane.
The Welshman broke the deadlock with a stunning free-kick which was soon cancelled out by Yoan Gouffran and as Andre Villas-Boas’ men huffed and puffed in the second half, it looked as though they were set to drop two vital points in their bid to finish in the Premier League top four.
However, Bale had other ideas, as he collected a pass from Kyle Walker with 12 minutes remaining and slotted past the despairing dive of Tim Krul to give Spurs what could yet prove a priceless victory.
The winner against the Magpies was Bale’s fourth goal in this last three league outings, and those are also the only goals Tottenham have scored in that time – underlining just how important he is to their ambitions for the campaign.
One of those ambitions is to win the Europa League and as Spurs prepare to face French giants Lyon in a last-32 first leg at the Lane this evening, Bale’s contribution will again be key.
With the north Londoners not playing in the FA Cup this weekend – they were beaten at Leeds in the fourth round – Villas-Boas will surely send out his strongest team in a bid to build a solid lead to take to Stade Gerland for the return fixture.
And in light of the stunning brace that sunk Newcastle, we’ve decided to offer bwin customers the chance to get their money back if lightning strikes twice.
In other words, we will refund all losing bets on the correct score and total goals markets if Bale scores two or more goals again tonight – snap up the offer right here.
Meanwhile, the Magpies themselves are in Europa League action as Metalist Kharkiv visit St James’ Park and you can get your money back on the same selected losing bets if both teams score in the first half, while the same applies in Chelsea’s clash with Sparta Prague if the final goal of the game is scored with a header.