Tottenham will be aiming to extend their unbeaten start to the premier League season as they take on Crystal palace at Selhurst Park on friday evening in a game which kicks off at 20:00.
Spurs will be aiming to extend their lead at the top of the table to five points after with a win this weekend. Ange Postecoglu’s side have had an incredible start to their campaign, in which they have won seven and drawn two of their nine league games.
Ange Postecoglu’s side come into the game full of confidence, having won all of their last three Premier League outings. Spurs have only conceded one goal in these three games and have beaten Liverpool, Luton and Fulham in convincing style.
After a mixed start to their campaign, Crystal Palace currently find themselves just inside the bottom half of the Premier League table in 11th place. Roy Hogson’s side have amassed 12 points in the league, following three wins, three draws and three defeats from their nine league games.
In their last league outing, Palace were comfortably beaten 4-0 by an inform Newcastle side. Palace only had 40% of the game’s possession and only managed to muster 3 shots on target the whole afternoon. This result suggests that Palace may struggle against stronger sides which is particularly ominous for Friday's game.
The fixture of Crystal Palace vs Tottenham has a long and storied history, with the two sides first having met in 1906, in which Tottenham won 3-0. In total, the two sides have met on 63 occasions, with Palace having won 13, there being 15 draws and Tottenham having won on 35 occasions.
Tottenham have dominated this fixture’s recent history and have only lost one of the last nine competitive meetings between the sides. It was Tottenham who came out on top of a tight game when these sides last met in last year’s premier League campaign.
The only goal in the game came in extra-time of the first period, thanks to a header from Harry Kane. Palace had a few chances to equalise in the second half, but they were unable to find a way past Hugo Lloris in the Tottenham goal as the game finished 1-0
Unsurprisingly, given their recent form, it is Tottenham who are heavily favoured ahead of this meeting and are currently odds on favourites @ ¾, whilst a home victory for Palace is priced @ 10/3 and a draw is @ 14/5.
We are backing Tottenham to win and under 2.5 goals as they have proven to be successful so far this season despite not scoring many goals in each of their games. Spurs are undefeated in all of their last five Premier League outings despite not scoring more than 2 goals in each of these games.
Furthermore, this game’s recent history would point to one-sided games, with only one side having scored in each of the last four meetings between the sides.