Crystal Palace v Tottenham Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 10/11/18
Marcello Cossali-Francis (@marcello95cf) previews Crystal Palace vs Spurs and provides us with his best bets for Saturday’s Premier League evening kick-off by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Chelsea v Crystal Palace Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 10/11/18
- Time: 17:30
- Venue: Selhurst Park
- Channel: Sky Sports
An in-form Spurs side travel to Selhurst Park tomorrow to face Crystal Palace in the evening kick-off, looking to make it four wins in a row in all competitions.
Spurs left it late but earned a much-needed win in their mid-week Champions League group game and ensure that they keep their hopes alive of qualifying to the next round. They currently sit in fourth place and have won five of their last six league games.
As for Palace, they are now without a win in their last six Premier League games and sit in 14th, just two points outside the relegation zone. However, they played well for large parts against Chelsea and looked a threat on the counter-attack and will be hoping they can cause Spurs similar problems.
Pochettino’s men have struggled for goals so far this season but did race into a 3-0 lead against Wolves last weekend, before conceding two in the 3-2 away win. Defensively they haven’t looked as solid as last campaign and they have managed just four clean sheets in the league and BTTS has resulted in four of their last five in all competitions.
Palace have conceded at least two goals in four of their last five games in the league and Spurs will be licking their lips at the prospect of playing against this Palace defence. Having said that, Spurs have won their last four league games against Palace by a 1-0 score line and only twice in the last 10 games between these two sides has been resulted by more than a one goal margin.
Palace fans normally create quite the atmosphere, and this is by no means a straight forward game for Spurs. They themselves have struggled to beat teams comfortably this season and this could well be another tight game.
Palace have no new injury concerns, but they still remain without Christian Benteke, Joel Ward, Connor Wickham and Scott Dann.
Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama are both back in training after missing the last few games but might not be fit enough to start. Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele are all out of contention.
Potential Crystal Palace Starting XI: Hennessey; Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Aanholt; McArthur, Kouyate, Milivojevic, Meyer; Townsend, Zaha
Potential Spurs Starting XI: Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies; Winks, Eriksen; Lamela, Alli, Moura; Kane
Head To Head
- Spurs have won six of the last seven games against Palace and this weekend’s home side have only ever beaten Spurs seven times in their history.
Key Stats & Facts
- Crystal palace are without a win in their last six league games.
- Spurs have kept a clean sheet in their last four matches against Palace.
- Spurs have won six of their last seven away games.
- Crystal Palace – 7/2
- Draw – 11/4
- Spurs – 10/11
As I mentioned earlier, I think this has the making of being a very tight game.
Spurs have not been ruthless this season and, at times, have looked less than assured at the back. They are not quite firing on all fronts going forward either, but I think their mid-week win could really motivate them and I still expect them to get the job done here.
Harry Kane netted twice on Tuesday night and he will be wanting to start finding the net a bit more consistently like last season, and he could be the difference here. A close game but Spurs to edge it.
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