Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur Betting Tips & Predictions – Saturday 10th November 2018

Crystal Palace welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Selhurst Park for a tasty-looking Premier League fixture on Saturday evening. The Eagles are searching for their first home win of the season while Spurs have the best away record in the Premier League up until now. This should be an intriguing London derby at Selhurst at the weekend.

Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham, who won 3-2 at Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend, make the short trip across London as the clear favourites to leave with all three points. However, after holding Arsenal to a 2-2 draw in their last home league outing, can the Eagles cause an upset against the Lilywhites on Saturday?

Top Tips

Tottenham Hotspur to Win -1 Goal Handicap @ 15/8

Heung-Min Son to Score Anytime @ 7/4

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Crystal Palace News: Tough Start for the Eagles

Crystal Palace Players Celebrating
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Palace go into Saturday’s clash with Spurs in poor form. In fact, since beating West Bromwich Albion 3-0 at The Hawthorns in a Carabao Cup match back in September, the Eagles have lost five and drawn one of their past six league and cup encounters. Last weekend, despite a spirited display, Palace fell to a 3-1 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Meanwhile, Roy Hodgson’s men have not tasted a league victory since winning 1-0 at Huddersfield Town nearly two months ago. It could be a long season for the Eagles.

Relegation Fears for Palace?

By hook or by crook, Palace have found a way to stay in the Premier League since arriving back in 2013. Tony Pulis, Alan Pardew, Sam Allardyce and Hodgson have all kept the Eagles in the top flight against the odds. Last season, the London outfit made a woeful start under Frank de Boer, with Hodgson picking up the pieces and guiding Palace to an outstanding 11th place finish. However, the Eagles have made another slow start, winning just two of their opening 11 league matches, finding themselves languishing just two points above the drop zone as a consequence. The way things have gone so far, Palace could be involved in a relegation scrap this term.

Tottenham Hotspur News: More to Come from Spurs

Executive Boxes at Tottenham's White Hart Lane
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Spurs have picked up several good wins lately without playing too well. Last weekend, Tottenham were 3-0 up at Molineux before conceding two late goals to hold on to a 3-2 win. A few days later, the Lilywhites had to come from behind to beat PSV Eindhoven 2-1 at Wembley Stadium in a UEFA Champions League group match, with Harry Kane scoring in the 89th minute. In truth, Spurs have not quite been at their best since winning 3-0 against Manchester United at Old Trafford back in August. Nevertheless, Pochettino’s side currently sit fourth in the Premier League table, five points adrift of league leaders Manchester City.

Kane Starting to Come Good

By his high standards, Harry Kane made a slow start to this season. Tottenham’s main man scored just two goals in his opening eight league and cup games for club and country, but the England skipper is starting to find form for Spurs. Kane has netted four times in his last four games, including a brace in Tuesday’s important Champions League win over PSV. At Selhurst Park last season, Kane scored an 88th minute winner in the 1-0 victory for Spurs.

Top Four the Priority for Tottenham

With Man City and Liverpool expected to battle it out for the title, that realistically leaves just two automatic spots for next season’s Champions League. Arsenal are starting to come good under Unai Emery while Maurizio Sarri has hit the ground running at Chelsea. The Lilywhites have done remarkably well to finish in the top four over the past few years, but the battle could be harder than ever this time around. Finishing in the top four will be number one priority again for Tottenham.

Analysis: Spurs to Take the Points

Palace have struggled at Selhurst Park this season, picking up just two points from a possible 15, which is the worst home record in the league. Meanwhile, Tottenham have the best away record in England’s top tier so far, winning six and losing just one of their opening seven league matches on the road. Spurs have won their last six league encounters against Palace, and Pochettino’s boys should take all three points from this weekend’s trip to Selhurst Park.

Comfortable Victory for the Visitors

Things have been very tight in recent matches between the Eagles and the Lilywhites, with each of the last five meetings ending 1-0. Tottenham have won their last four against the Eagles by a 1-0 scoreline, but the margin of victory could be bigger this time around. Pochettino’s troops have scored two or more goals in seven of their 10 games away from home in all competitions this term. Therefore, have a punt on Tottenham to win with a -1 goal handicap (15/8) at the weekend.

Son to Haunt the Eagles Again

Heung-Min Son has enjoyed himself against Palace in recent times, scoring the winner in the Premier League meeting at Wembley last term. The South Korea international also netted in a 1-0 victory over the Eagles at White Hart Lane back in the 2015/16 season. Son, who bagged a brace in a 3-1 EFL Cup win over rivals West Ham United last month, is available at 7/4 to score anytime on Saturday.

Routine Away Win for the Lilywhites

Tottenham have won by two clear goals on three occasions this term, with two of those coming in the Premier League. You can get Spurs to win this one 2-0 at the very generous odds of 9/1, which is well worth having a punt on.

Recent Matches

Since they arrived back in the Premier League in 2013, Palace have beaten Tottenham just once in the league. However, back in February 2016, the Eagles won 1-0 at White Hart Lane in an FA Cup match. Since Palace’s 2-1 Premier League victory at Selhurst back in January 2015, Tottenham have won each of the last six top flight meetings between the two.

25th February 2018: Crystal Palace 0 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur

When these two last went head-to-head, Harry Kane’s goal two minutes from time settled it at Selhurst Park. Tottenham dominated possession, had more shots on goal and 13 corners to Palace’s three, while the Eagles struggled to cope with Spurs’ relentless attack. The Lilywhites’ late goal was no more than they deserved in south London.

5th November 2017: Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 0 Crystal Palace

The reverse match at Wembley Stadium also ended in a 1-0 victory for Pochettino’s men, but things were a lot closer in this one. Spurs were far from their best in the national stadium, but Heung-Min Son’s strike in the 64th minute proved to be enough for the Lilywhites.

26th April 2017: Crystal Palace 0 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur

Back in April 2017, Tottenham left Selhurst Park with a 1-0 win thanks to a second half goal by Christian Eriksen. Palace had their moments in this one, but Spurs did enough in the end. The reverse match that season also ended in a 1-0 victory for Spurs, with Victor Wanyama scoring the only goal of the game at White Hart Lane. Tottenham went on to finish second while the Eagles finished in 14th place.

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