Crystal Palace v Tottenham Betting Preview | Sunday 25th February
In our Crystal Palace v Tottenham betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Sunday’s Premier League early kick-off.
Crystal Palace v Tottenham Betting Preview
Venue: Selhurst Park
Channel: BT Sport 1
Palace welcome Spurs to Selhurst Park in a game that in recent years hasn’t provided the spectators with many goals. 5 of the last 6 encounters have seen a 1-0 scoreline with just the one anomaly when Spurs defeated Palace 1-3 in 2016. In a larger range of games, both teams have scored just the twice in 11 matches which doesn’t provide much hope for football viewers who are looking for a goal-fest this sunday lunchtime.
Palace’s form under Roy Hodgson has seemed to somewhat decline in recent matches, after rapidly climbing the table over the christmas period. The Eagles have only managed one win in their last six games and it doesn’t get any easier for the South London side: Spurs have won all of the last 5 league encounters and in fact 3 of the last 4 games held at Selhurst Park. Although, Spurs have faltered as of late away from home, failing to win in any of their last 5 with draws against Newport and Rochdale in the cup. However these draws starkly contrast their magnificent displays at Liverpool and Juventus, drawing 2-2 in some exhilarating games. Spurs need to pick up a win here to maintain their pursuit of Champions League football and they should turn over a dejected and out of form Palace side.
Palace are without some key players for this tie on Sunday with Spurs having no injury news to report, with Toby Alderweireld returning to the starting line-up at Rochdale in the FA Cup last week. Spurs had thought they had reached the quarter-finals when /kane’s penalty went in late on, but Spurs’ vulnerability at the back eventually paid off with Rochdale snatching a second goal in the 95th minute. Whatever the result, I don’t really see goals although the betting preview curse could come back to haunt me, with stats stating no goals but you never know with the premier league! My best bet for this one is Spurs to pick up a much needed away victory, with either under 2.5 goals at 3/1 or them to win to nil at 6/4. Either way, Kane to score here might be the safest bet, with the forward needing just a few minutes to come off the bench in Rochdale to score.
Zaha, Loftus-Cheek and Scott Dann are Palace’s most vital absentees with Spurs having a fully fit squad.
Possible Crystal Palace Starting XI: Hennessey, Ward, Fosu-Mensah, Tomkins, Van Aanholt, Cabaye, McArthur, Milivojevic, Townsend, Sorloth, Benteke
Possible Spurs Starting XI: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Wanyama, Eriksen, Alli, Lucas, Kane
Stats & Facts
- Spurs are undefeated in 9 games and have only failed to score at United and Arsenal this season.
- Under 2.5 goals in 5 of Spurs’ last 7 and in all of Palace’s last 3 at home.
- BTTS in 6 of Palace’s last 7 games.
- Over 1.5 Spurs goals in 5 of their last 6 (in all competitions).
- Palace are undefeated in 9 of their last 10 home matches.
- BTTS Draw in all of Spurs’ last 5 away games.
Head To Head
- 5 of the last 6 games have seen under 1.5 goals (1-0 Spurs in 4 of these 6)
- BTTS – No in 9 of the last 11 (under 2.5 goals in 8 of these)
- Spurs have won 4 of their last 6 at Selhurst park and all of the last 5 in the league.
- Tottenham haven’t scored in the first half in any of the last 12 in this match.
- Spurs win under 2.5 goals – 3/1
- Tottenham no first half goal – 6/5
- Under 1.5 first half goals – 4/9
Palace 6/1 Draw 10/3 Spurs 9/20