Crystal Palace V Tottenham Hotspur
Wednesday 26th April 2017
21:00 Kick Off Live on
Crystal Palace have faced Tottenham on 49 previous occasions. It is spurs who have the better record as you would expect, they have won 25, they have drawn 13 and Palace have won 11.
Last time these two met was back in August in the reverse fixture when Spurs managed a 1-0 home win thanks to a late Victor Wanyama goal in the 82nd minute.
Crystal Palace have been in very good form of late, they have won 4, drawn 1 and lost 1 of their last 6 matches. Last time out they managed a fantastic 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield to put a major dent in the reds top 4 chances.
Spurs are in the best form of anyone of late, they have won 5 and lost 1 of their last 6 in all competitions. That defeat came last time out in the semi final of the FA Cup against league leaders Chelsea 4-2.
Thanks to that win last time out Palace have jumped to 12th in the league table and a win here could take them into the top 10 into 9th place.
Spurs still sit in 2nd and currently 7 points behind leaders Chelsea so need a win here to reduce the gap to 4 points.
Palace are struggling defensively as they are without James Tomkins who could be out for the season after picking up an injury against Liverpool, Scott Dann also remains sidelined.
The only injury concern Spurs have is to reserve goalkeeper Michael Vorm who has returned to light training.
Crystal Palace have lost only 1 of their last 8 Premier League matches and are unbeaten in 4 at home.
Spurs have won all of their previous 7 Premier league matches keeping 4 clean sheets in the process.
Spurs are favourites for this and can be backed @ 8/13 with a few firms including Ladbrokes. The draw is @ 7/2 with a couple including Bet Fred and Palace are 24/5 with a couple including Marathon Bet.
I fancy Palace to ruin Spurs’s title challenge here by grabbing a draw.