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Tottenham Hotspur vs Crystal Palace betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions, team news and odds

Tottenham Hotspur vs Crystal Palace odds and betting statistics



Tottenham Hotspur vs Crystal Palace match preview

Not so long ago, Tottenham were comfortably sat in the top four, but now are in serious danger of missing out on Europe altogether for the first time since 2009.

Last Sunday, Spurs were involved in one of the most bonkers matches in Premier League history, finding themsleves 3-0 down after just 15 minutes at Anfield.

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min then got the comeback going before, in the 93rd minute, Richarlison headed home his first league goal for Spurs, sparking wild celebrations from those still occupying the away section.

However, their jubilation didn’t last long because, straight from kick off, Lucas Moura played a kamikaze back-pass which allowed Diogo Jota to snatch a 4-3 win for Liverpool; crazy scenes.

So, having won just one of their last seven, Tottenham have slipped down to seventh, above Aston Villa by virtue of goal difference alone.

With Villa and Brighton both in infinitely better form, Spurs could be set to finish eighth, which would represent their lowest finish for 14 years.

This though is Roy Hodgson’s free-scoring Crystal Palace, accumulating 13 points from six matches since his return last month.

A week ago, the Eagles beat West Ham 4-3 at Selhurst, with Jordan Ayew, Wilfried Zaha, Jeffrey Schlupp and Eberechi Eze all on target.

This victory lifted Palace into 11th, above Chelsea, having been 12th for 119 consecutive days beforehand.

Given that their remaining games are against Bournemouth, Fulham and Nottingham Forest, the Eagles will be targeting a first top ten finish since 2015.

Who will win this London derby at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium?

Tottenham Hotspur team news

Hugo Lloris remains sidelined with the hip injury sustained at Newcastle, so Fraser Forster will continue to deputise.

Ben Davies returned last weekend, his first appearance since the draw at Southampton, and will continue to be chosen over Clément Lenglet

Having finally scored his first Premier League goal for 346 days, Richarlison will be hoping to start over Dejan Kuluševski in attack.

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min were both on target at Selhurst in January, taking their respective tallies to ten and seven against Palace.

Predicted XI (5-2-3): Forster; Porro, Romero, Dier, Davies, Perišić; Højbjerg, Skipp; Kuluševski, Son Heung-min, Kane.

Crystal Palace team news

Sam Johnstone’s impressive recent performances will see him continue in goal, getting the nod over Vicente Guaita.

Joachim Andersen hobbled off at Molineux 11 days ago but, despite being a doubt, was in the XI last weekend.

In general, Roy Hodgson could name an unchanged XI, featuring Wilfried Zaha who started, and scored, for the first time since hobbling off against Leicester on April Fools’ Day.

Odsonne Édouard scored twice on his Premier League debut against Spurs, but has only added ten more goals in his subsequent 63 appearances for Palace.

Cheick Doucouré would miss their next two fixtures, Bournemouth (H) and Fulham (A), if booked.

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Johnstone; Ward, Andersen, Guéhi, Mitchell; Doucouré, Eze, Schlupp; Olise, Zaha, Ayew.

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