By Maryam Naz
Last Updated: 9th November 2018
Tottenham face a difficult away trip to Selhurst Park when they face Crystal Palace this Saturday afternoon. The Eagles might have struggled for wins in recent games but up against a defensively-unstable Spurs side, they may have their best chance of snatching a surprise three points.
Crystal Palace vs Tottenham: odds and predictions
The Eagles are 3/1 favourites in our Crystal Palace vs Tottenham predictions and betting tips, with Spurs wagering as 88/100 outsiders and a share of the spoils of war projected at 11/4.
Roy Hodgson’s men have picked up one point in their last six games to suggest that Tottenham could have a field day at Selhurst Park, but that doesn’t paint the whole picture.
Individual brilliance from the likes of Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend have shown us what the Glazier’s are capable of in glimpses; they were unfortunate to lose to Liverpool in a 2-0 defeat, and again ran out of luck against Arsenal, despite picking up a point.
Luckily for them, our William Hill traders are still forecasting Zaha to score, with the odds at 15/2, while Townsend is also expected to be in amongst the goals.
They will be provided with chances from a Spurs defence not altogether there in big games.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men just about clawed their way to a 3-2 win over newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers, after losing to Manchester City where their own defensive mishaps allowed Pep Guardiola’s men to extend their winning streak.
If they are to iron out these errors, they will need to enforce a stringent defence, involving their attacking players tracking back.
Both Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura have been vital contributors to this cause and will need to be at their attacking best against a physical Palace side.
With Lamela trading at 7/1 to score first and Moura at 13/2 in our Crystal Palace vs Tottenham predictions, the odds suggest that both will be in the thick of the action once again.
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Crystal Palace vs Tottenham match predictions: score, best bet, scorer tips
Predicted score: Tottenham to win 1-0, odds @ 7/1
The first match bet in our Crystal Palace vs Tottenham predictions forecasts the away team to snatch a 1-0 win, as a repeat of the scoreline in their previous four clashes with Hodgson’s men.
On the road, this may be a tough ask for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, but Palace are winless in their five Premier League home games this season and face the ‘big six’ in their next four games, which means they are bound to slip up.
Spurs are thus given more reasons to be cheerful after their midweek joy in the Champions League over PSV Eindhoven.
Spurs may have to be patient for their winning goal, given that 25 of the last 26 goals scored in the Premier League between the two sides have come in the second half.
The Glazier’s often put up a tough offence, especially on home turf, which will make for a considerably harder task for Tottenham to break them down.
Our William Hill traders are projecting them to come up with the goods in the second half and fend off Palace for another win.
Predicted scorer: Harry Kane our pick to score first, odds betting @ 13/5
The last match projection in our Crystal Palace vs Tottenham predictions and betting tips centres around one of our own: Harry Kane.
We’re making the 24-year-old our pick to score first, considering that Kane has scored 24 goals in 37 games in London derbies – a ratio only bested by Thierry Henry.
His physicality and striking ability will be needed against a tough Palace defence, and we’re tipping him to overcome Mamadou Sakho and co to seal his side another three points.
Crystal Palace vs Tottenham stats: Opta
- Crystal Palace have lost their last six Premier League games against Tottenham Hotspur, scoring just one goal across those matches.
- Against only two teams have Spurs had a longer Premier League winning run than they have against Crystal Palace (six in a row) – they won seven in a row against Man City (between 2004 and 2007) and Swansea City (between 2012 and 2015).
- Crystal Palace have never lost seven consecutive top-flight matches against an opponent – they also lost in a row against Arsenal between 2005 and 2015.
- Tottenham have won more away Premier League games in 2018 than any other side (11). Only once have Spurs won more top-flight away games in a single calendar year (17 in 1960).
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.