Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Saturday, September 14, 2019


Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Punter's Pick

With Spurs installed as strong favourites, there isn’t much value in backing an outright win. However this contest has historically had a very high corner count, with the teams racking up 42 corners in their three fixtures last season, an average of 14 a game. We feel the price offered by Bet365 at 5/6 for over 10 corners is very generous and you can supplement this further by backing over 11 corners at 7/5.

Tottenham welcome Crystal Palace to North London with the hosts desperately seeking a win having not taken three points since the opening day of the season. Crystal Palace have made a good start to the new campaign and currently occupy one of the Champions League places. Fans will be hoping for an entertaining London derby as both teams look to kick on after the international break.

Tottenham have struggled to click into gear this season and only managed an opening day victory after late goals from Ndombele and Harry Kane. Since then they managed to get a fortuitous draw away at City in a game the hosts dominated before suffering a shock 1-0 home loss to Newcastle. The team did get some confidence prior to the internationals as they drew 2-2 away against arch rivals Arsenal, but worryingly gave up the lead twice before hanging on for the draw. There has long been an overreliance on Harry Kane and summer speculation over many of their star players including Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose hasn’t bode well for the new season. The team do have the quality to turn things around and Harry Kane found form for England, netting a hattrick against Bulgaria followed by a goal against Kosovo. Pochettino will need to get his midfield providing more support for the England man if they are to challenge for the top four again this season.

Crystal Palace have had an excellent start to the season, A good draw against Everton was followed up by a surprise loss to Sheffield United. But the Eagles stunned the league when they beat Manchester United away courtesy of goals from Jordan Ayew and Patrick van Aanholt. They followed this up with a 1-0 win against Aston Villa to leave them with seven points from a possible 12 and sitting five positions above their opponents before the start of this game. Roy Hodgson will be hoping that talisman Wilfried Zaha can help maintain their momentum after a failed move away from Palace in the summer.

In team news Tottenham will be sweating on the fitness of Eric Dier, Tanguy Ndombele, Ryan Sessegnon and Kyle Walker-Peters, who have all resumed training. Summer signing Giovani Lo Celso is out having suffered a hip injury and Davinson Sanchez remains a doubt.

Crystal Palace could welcome back Mamdou Sakho who could make his first start since February. James McArthur and Scott Dann will undergo fitness tests to assess their ability to play whilst Connor Wickham and Martin Kelly are definitely out for the Eagles.

In recent meetings between these two, Tottenham have traditionally dominated this fixture and will be strong favourites again. They have won their last six Premier League games against Palace including both fixtures last season. A Juan Foyth goal secured the points at Selhurst Park with Son and Christian Eriksen scoring the goals in the home leg. Crystal Palace did however knock Tottenham out of the FA Cup as Connor Wickham scored early and former Spurs star Andros Townsend scored from the spot. This will certainly give Roy Hodgson the confidence to spring yet another result against the big boys.

Punter's Pick

With Spurs installed as strong favourites, there isn’t much value in backing an outright win. However this contest has historically had a very high corner count, with the teams racking up 42 corners in their three fixtures last season, an average of 14 a game. We feel the price offered by Bet365 at 5/6 for over 10 corners is very generous and you can supplement this further by backing over 11 corners at 7/5.

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