Football Predictions shows Sunday’s Premier League clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, including hunches, betting tips and possible lineups.
Tottenham Hotspur will aim to add three consecutive Premier League wins, for the first time since November, when he receives Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon.
The Spurs finally seem to have found some momentum, but are still in eighth place on the table, while Palace is five places worse after consecutive draws.
Although the Europa League can often be an obstacle for the teams, especially one now so used to reaching the final stages of the Champions League, for Tottenham it helped to kick-start the campaign.
Jose MourinhoThe team’s men had lost five of their last six games before defeating Wolfsberger 4-1 in the first leg of the Europa League’s first 32 games on 18 February, and followed that up with three wins in the next four games.
This includes a streak of three consecutive clean sheets in all competitions, taking them to the Europa League round of 16 and taking them to five points in the top four of the Premier League.
Tottenham, who still have a game ahead of them in fourth-placed Chelsea, are now looking for their third consecutive league win for the first time in four months when they host a Palace team with little to play for.
The Eagles drew 0-0 with Manchester United in the middle of the week, three days after drawing with rival Fulham by the same score, which left them 11 points above the relegation zone and 11 behind the top six.
Palace faces an uncertain period, as half of their team, plus the coach Roy Hodgson, will be out of contract in the summer, but between now and then it will be a case of trying to finish as high as possible in the league.
After drawing with Fulham last weekend, Palace has not won in the last five London Premier League derbies, although four of them ended in a draw, including the reverse game against Spurs in December.
Tottenham’s 1-0 win over Fulham on Thursday, guaranteed by a Tosin Adarabioyo own goal in the first half, saw the team return to victories in the London classics, after losing 2-1 to West Ham United in their previous game.
The night was responsible for the tie the last time the two teams met, and the Lilywhites present an impressive record against Palace, going 11 games of the Premier League without defeat in this confrontation – the best match in progress against any team in the division.
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Tottenham have almost a squad fully fit to choose for this game – a real rarity for Premier League teams this season – with the midfielder Giovani Lo Celso his only confirmed absentee.
Mourinho delivered Dele Alli a league debut since the opening weekend in Thursday’s victory over Fulham, while a return to form Gareth Bale started for the second game running in all competitions.
Both players will be eager to keep their place in the team against Palace, but Mourinho has players like Lucas moura, Erik Lamela and Steven Bergwijn to summon in the attack midfield.
Son Heung-min it seems right to start on the left side, with the South Korean trying to score five goals and one assist in this match – only against Southampton has he scored more times in the competition.
As for Palace, they remain without nine players from the first team, with the midfielder James McCarthy the last name on the growing list of injuries after limping in the tie with Man United.
What worries Hodgson the most is the physical condition of playmaker Zaha, who has not participated in the last five Palace matches, but could return to the national team on Sunday.
Jairo Riedewald is among those in line for a recall, although Christian Benteke and Jordan Ayew you should receive the nod again, even on the back of successive blanks.
Possible starting lineup for Tottenham Hotspur:
Lloris; Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Ndombele; Bale, Lucas, son; Kane
Possible initial line-up for Crystal Palace:
Guaita; Ward, Kouyate, Cahill, Van Aanholt; Townsend, Milivojevic, Riedewald, Eze; Benteke, Ayew
Probability: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Crystal Palace
Palace have not conceded consecutive Premier League goals and won 2-1 at Brighton & Hove Albion in their last away game.
The Eagles have not won consecutive out-of-league games since June 2020, and face the Spurs’ team back in shape thanks to three zero-turn wins in all competitions.
We are supporting the home team to maintain their positive streak with another victory on Sunday.
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