Tottenham Hotspur vs Crystal Palace Prediction and Preview – 20/09/15
Premier League preview – Tottenham Hotspur vs Crystal Palace prediction
Ryan Mason is a doubt after injuring himself while scoring the winner at Sunderland last week, and his midfield partner Eric Dier could also miss out with a knock. Nabil Bentaleb has been ruled out and Christian Eriksen and Mousa Dembele are unlikely to feature.
Crystal Palace have one new injury concern with Jason Puncheon while Damien Delaney and Joe Ledley and Connor Wickham remain doubts. Maroun Chamakh, Joel Ward, Frazier Campbell and Kwesi Appiah are still sidelined.
If Puncheon and Wickham are unavailable then Dwight Gayle could start up front front despite putting in a transfer request over the summer, but they are expected to be rushed back into the team.
Tottenham Hotspur: 4-2-3-1 formation: Lloris; Walker, Alderwiereld, Vertonghen, Davies; Carroll, Dier; Son, Alli, Chadli; Kane
Crystal Palace: 4-2-3-1 formation: McCarthy; Kelly, Hangeland, Dann, Souare; Cabaye, McCarthur; Zaha, Puncheon, Sako; Bolasie
- Spurs have won 4, drawn 3 and lost 3 of their last 10 matches
- Palace have won 4, drawn 2 and lost 4 of their last 10 matches
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Spurs have scored an average of 1.1 goals and conceded an average of 0.9 goals per game
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Palace have scored an average of 1.6 goals and conceded an average of 1.1 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 3 of Spurs’s previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Palace’s previous 10 matches
Maurricio Pochettino’s side have had an underwhelming start having won only one league game. With the absence of Ryan Mason and potentially Eric Dier, this could be a very tough afternoon for Spurs.
Palace have picked up from where they left off last season having won three of their five games, the two defeats coming against Arsenal and Manchester City. Alan Pardew packs pace and trickery into the trio behind the front man, and the addition of Bakery Sako has only deepened his resources in that department.
With Harry Kane yet to score this term and Christian Eriksen still missing for Spurs, I am backing the Eagles to rack up a fourth win on Sunday.
Palace to win at 3/1 – Click here to bet with Bet365
A scoring draw at 7/2 – Click here to bet with Bet365
Correct score of 2-1 Palace at 14/1 – Click here to bet with Bet365
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