This weekend brought forth exciting action on the fields across the Premier League. The clash between Tottenham and Crystal palace, however, is currently number one priority on our radar.
We like providing insight on tough and seemingly unpredictable matchups, whenever possible. Tottenham vs Crystal Palace perfectly fits our bill. It is an interesting match which can seemingly go either way.
Tottenham has been put to the sword at the start of this year’s football campaign. A team that has always fought for a position in Europe in the past is currently sitting near the bottom of the league table, on 16th place.
Not all is bad as it seems. Although Tottenham has been having a dreadful start according to the league table, it is a fact that they are undefeated in their last five matches. In fact, the Lilywhites are high on morale. Coming off as win vs Qarabag in the Euro League, they will be looking to display their strength in their clash vs Crystal Palace on home turf.
Nobody is doubtful of the Spurs’ ability to bounce back after a rough start, will they be able to do so in their next match is the bigger question, however.
Doubtful: M. Dembele
The peculiar team of Crystal Palace tells an interesting tale of their journeys in the Premier League. They have definitely grown on neutral fans, due to their ability to overthrow defending champions and squads worth hundreds of millions of dollars, thanks to their tenacity and hard working lineup.
Crystal Palace likes to play attacking football, regardless if they are travelling to another town or awaiting a clash on home turf. Their away record of 6 out of 7 wins in their latest Premier League matches speaks well of this fact. This team is not afraid to take risks, and they will always have the X factor of unpredictability around them.
Crystal Palace is currently sitting 7th on the league table with a record of three wins and two losses. Two match days ago, they triumphed over reigning champions, Chelsea, with a 1:2 result on Stamford Bridge.
On a technical note, Crystal Palace has consistently placed on the mid table by the end of each season. This season as well, there are no indicators that that trend change. The possibility of surprises will always be present, but they are far from consistent and there is much work to be done if they are to take the fight to some of the top tier teams, come the end of the season.
Injured: M. Chamakh, J. Ward, D. Delaney
Tottenham is coming off a five games undefeated run in this matchup, even though they have only won two out of those games, the Spurs are often unstoppable on White Hart Lane. The team of Crystal Palace, even though sitting above them in the league table at the moment of this writing, is arguably the weaker side. Moreover, their squad is riddled with injuries and it will be hard to present a memorable performance coming in to this match.
When betting on the winner, expect Tottenham to triumph in this match, at average odds of 2.00 or 1/1.
Tottenham scores one goal per game on average, despite this they will be pursuing a win by playing open, attacking football in front of their fans. Crystal Palace on the other hand, scores close to two goals on average, and they are not afraid to open up even when playing away from home. This is why you should expect both teams to score, at odds of 1.75 or 3/4.