Tottenham vs Crystal Palace Premier League Predictions

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

Predictions

On paper, this should be a Tottenham win. But then United should have beaten Palace at Old Trafford too, and that’s a game that’s gone down in history for Palace.

Spurs come into this game off the back of their 2-2 draw away at Arsenal in the North London Derby where they’ll be disappointed to have thrown away a two-goal lead but happy to get out with at least a point.

Crystal Palace made it two wins in a row last week at home against Aston Villa in a game that was marred by a controversial decision to disallow a Villa equaliser in the last minute for a supposed Jack Grealish ‘dive’.

Spurs opened their season with a home win against Villa before a somewhat fortunate point away at Man City and a disappointing loss against Newcastle before last week’s North London Derby.

Palace’s only defeat this season came in their second game, a 1-0 loss to newly promoted Sheffield United, but have gained points in a draw at home against Everton and an away win against Man United.

The home side are favourites to win this game although it may not be a big a margin as many suggest. A 2-1 win would be the smartest option if you’re looking to back Spurs for the win.

Betting Tips

These are good odds for a score that does seem quite likely, even if the gulf in class between the two sides is quite wide. Palace will be looking to ruin this score and ruin any bets, but Spurs should have too much in the tank for them to compete with and this is among the best online betting odds for this round of Premier League action. 888sport have it as 7/1.

Spurs have a habit of playing Lucas Moura against teams that sit back and don’t leave much space for him to run in behind, so I fully expect them to do the same here. Moura has obviously scored some huge goals for them in the past and would like to add more to his game in this match, with this bet rated at 22/5 by 888sport.

Statistics

Head to Head

55 games between two London clubs doesn’t seem to be that much, especially considering the amount of times they could’ve faced in cup competitions but Palace have only won 12 of these matches while Spurs have won 30.

Stats

  • The first game came back in 1906 when Spurs won 3-0 in the Southern League in front of a reported 20,000 people at White Hart Lane.
  • Their first meeting in Division One was in 1969 when Tottenham ran out 2-0 victors at Selhurst Park with Martin Chivers and Jimmy Pearce scoring the goals.
  • The first Premier League match was in 1992 when they played out a 2-2 draw with Gordon Durie and Steve Sedgley scoring for Spurs and Eddie McGoldrick and Eric Young scoring for Palace.
  • The last time Palace beat Tottenham away in the Premier League was in 1997 when a 57th minute goal from Neil Shipperley was enough for all three points.

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

All Predictions by James Cooke

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