Tottenham vs Crystal Palace Premier League Predictions

Premier League Tottenham vs Crystal Palace
Tottenham vs Crystal Palace Premier League

The match is over.
Score: 2-0.

For the very first time, Tottenham Hotspur will play a competitive game in their new home, simply named the New Tottenham Stadium (for now) and will open the doors to their new ground against Crystal Palace, with this game being vital in the top four race and the relegation battle.

Predictions

Tottenham should be favourites to win this game and while all signs point towards a home win, Palace are more than capable to ruining the homecoming for Spurs.

Spurs have only played one ‘home’ game since February 10th, which was a draw against Arsenal, with their last defeat in front of their own fans coming against Manchester United in early January.

Palace’s away form has been better than their home form this season, winning six on the road, drawing twice and losing seven games.

On their travels, Palace have taken a draw away from Old Trafford and beat Manchester City 3-2 at the Etihad, while coming very close to grabbing another draw at Anfield, meaning this game won’t be a straight forward walk in the park for Spurs.

Spurs haven’t lost at home since January but are in desperate need of a win, losing against Southampton, Chelsea and Burnley since that win against Leicester.

While all signs point towards a Spurs win, it would be foolish to bet against them on such a big occasion for the club, with a 3-1 win for Mauricio Pochettino’s side the likeliest result.

Betting Tips

Tottenham are favourites for this clash and for good reason, and top bookmakers clearly share this sentiment as they’ve got good odds on this particular bet. Palace’s away form against some of the top six has been too good to ignore so while you can almost certainly see them get a goal, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the positivity and occasion takes Spurs over the line for the win. UniBet have it as 21/10.

Spurs will know and will be aware that the fans expect nothing more than a win for this game. It would have been easier and more romantic to go with Harry Kane to be first goalscorer but with the whole world and his dog expecting that, it’s beneficially to go with an exact score. 3-1 seems to be a realistic score line seeing as both teams can score and Spurs will likely run out winners, with the bet priced at 10/1 by UniBet.

Statistics

Head to Head

Tottenham and Crystal Palace have a rich history of games against each other, with Spurs taking the first game at Selhurst Park earlier in the season thanks to a Juan Foyth header and Palace taking the FA Cup tie – also at Selhurst – thanks to some great first half goals from Conor Wickham and former Spurs man Andros Townsend.

Stats

  • Throughout history, Palace have only ever beaten Spurs eight times, including the FA Cup game this season. Palace have eight wins, Spurs have 17 and eight draws have been played out.
  • The first game came in 1972 when Spurs win 2-1 in a season which saw Palace finish bottom of the old First Division and Spurs finish sixth.
  • In 17 games against Tottenham, Roy Hodgson has only beaten them twice. The most recent was in the cup this season but the first time came in 2008 when his Fulham team won at home against Harry Redknapp’s side.
  • The biggest win in this fixture is 3-0, with both sides picking up 3-0 wins at some point. Spurs’ win came in 2003 in the Third Round of the FA Cup and Palace’s came in 2004 when Andy Johnson, Mikele Leigertwood and Danny Granville scored against a Spurs side containing Robbie Keane, Jermain Defoe, Michael Carrick, Ledley King and managed by Martin Jol.
By:James Cooke

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