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Match Preview – Tottenham v Crystal Palace

Match Preview – Tottenham v Crystal Palace

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There’s a London derby on Saturday at White Hart Lane as Tottenham host Crystal Palace.

The Lilywhites finished last season with a whimper but appear to have bought well this summer and are expected to make another run at the Premier League title.

Palace themselves have made some handy additions but still look like they have work to do in the transfer market after struggling in last week’s opening 1-0 defeat to West Brom.

Spurs recovered from a poor start to open their campaign with a 1-1 draw at Everton and will be hoping to lay down a marker in front of their home fans.

They will be without captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after he limped off with a hamstring injury at Goodison Park, with Michel Vorm set to deputise.

Midfielder Mousa Dembele remains suspended and boss Mauricio Pochettino may also opt to start with Vincent Janssen up front following Harry Kane’s tired performance against the Toffees.

After failing to win in their last five Premier League outings, Spurs will see this game as a chance to bounce back and appear a fair price at 4/9.

Despite reaching the FA Cup final, a run that included a win at White Hart Lane, it was a fairly mediocre second half of last season for Palace.

Doubts remain over whether they have the depth to enjoy any sort of consistency and their flaws were exposed in last week’s home defeat to West Brom.

Boss Alan Pardew appears to have added well with the likes of defender James Tomkins and goalkeeper Steve Mandanda but both will be required to pass fitness tests if they are to start on Saturday, although midfield pair Yohan Cabaye and Joe Ledley should be ready to return.

The Eagles have failed to win 20 of their last 22 in the Premier League but are often a team who look better away from home and 13/2 for them to take the points is a tempting price.

There have also been over 2.5 goals scored in five of Tottenham’s last six Premier League home games and with Palace’s lacklustre opening display, more confident punters may even want to take a chance on over 3.5 goals at 39/20.

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