Tottenham – Crystal Palace : Preview & Prediction
Tottenham and Crystal Palace meet at Wembley Stadium in a match of the 11th round of the Barclays Premier League. The record of recent direct clashes favors the home team, who in the last 8 matches won 5, drew 1 and lost 2. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, 26-04-2017, ended with Tottenham’s victory for ( 0-1). In this match the house factor can play a decisive role, as Crystal Palace has shown differences in performance in their games at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 3rd place with 20 points earned after 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home to Liverpool by (4-1). In the last match, lost out to Manchester United by (1-0). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 10 wins, 1 tie and 4 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In the last game he played for the UEFA Champions League, he beat Real Madrid at home (3-1). In the last five home games for the league, Tottenham have won 2, 2 draws and 1 defeat, having won 8 points out of 15.
In this competition, you have not lost any of the last 4 games in your stadium. His attack has marked regularly, since he managed to achieve in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In the last 20 home games in all competitions there are 1 highlights: he suffered 7 of his 18 goals in minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Tottenham have been making good campaigning in the English Premier League but have seen their series of 4 consecutive victories end in the last round in reverse for Manchester United and now seek recovery to try to reduce the 8-point gap to the leading Manchester City. The team is characterized by a good quality attack that has scored 19 goals and is the third most positive of the Premier League, while the defense has been doing great work, suffered 7 goals and is the third less leaked, showing the good balance between the sectors offensive and defensive. Playing at home, as the match on Sunday, Tottenham have won their last 2 games and it is worth mentioning that he suffered only 4 goals in his five matches as a principal. For the Crystal Palace clash, coach Mauricio Pochettino is expected to repeat the team they climbed in the last round, most notably striker Harry Kane, the country’s top scorer with 8 goals.
The visiting team is currently in 20th place with 4 points, after 1 win, 1 draw and 8 defeats. In the penultimate match, lost out to Newcastle by (1-0). In the last match, they drew at home to West Ham by (2-2). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 4 wins, 1 draw and 10 losses as a visitor, with a total of 12 goals scored and 32 conceded. Already inside the home, won 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses, with a total of 19 goals scored and 16 conceded.
For this competition, you have not won any of the last 5 games outside of your stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded at least one goal in each of the last 10 games, and his attack has not been very concrete since he did not score goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition . This is a team that has presented difficulties in making the first goal and they only managed to open the scoring once in the last 10 games in the Barclays Premier League. In 10 games in this competition, he never managed to get back on the scoring in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Crystal Palace has been playing poorly in the Premier League, the team that has won the most in the competition and must start to present a better football to try to leave the Premier League lantern. The team has been presenting serious problems both in defense and in attack since it scored only 4 goals, being the worst attack of the competition, and suffered 21 goals, having the defense more leaked and these numbers help to explain the disastrous campaign. Playing away from home, such as Sunday’s clash, Crystal Palace have the worst advantage of the entire championship with no points won in 5 games and the most worrying is that it has not scored even a goal away from home by the national. For the game against Tottenham, coach Roy Rodgson will not be able to count on defender Mamadou Sakho and striker Benteke, both on injury.
Tottenham – Crystal Palace : Betting Tips
Tottenham – Win Odds: 1.30
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70