Spurs are back in action this weekend as the welcome the visit of London rivals Crystal Palace in the Premier League. Spurs will be desperate to make a statement on Saturday having made a disappointing start to the season and will want to put that right after the first international break of the season.
The last Premier League game for Spurs saw them take on Arsenal in the North London Derby where Spurs surrendered a two goal lead which seems like an absolute age ago. Having already been two goals to the good, Spurs fans weren’t happy with the way the rest of the game played out but would’ve certainly taken a point before the game.
Harry Kane was probably the pick of the bunch of out of the 22 Spurs players who went out on international duty. The talisman scored 4 goals for England including a hat-trick against Bulgaria. He’s closing in on Rooney’s England goal scoring record whilst Danny Rose also featured for the Three Lions. Some worrying news for Spurs is that summer signing Giovani Lo Celso picked up a groin injury whilst away with Argentina which is set to rule him out for at least a month.
Crystal Palace took all three points of Aston Villa last time out in the Premier League with a refereeing decision proving the main talking point yet again. Jack Grealish was said to have dived by the referee before making the key pass to the goal that was disallowed in the dying embers of the game. They’ve had a cracking start to the season, having beaten Manchester United at Old Trafford with only Sheffield United beating them in the league this season.
As previously mentioned, Giovani Lo Celso has picked up a groin injury on international duty so he will not feature against Crystal Palace. Juan Foyth is still out having picked up an injury in the pre-season game with Bayern Munich. Ryan Sessegnon, Kyle Walker-Peters and Eric Dier could all come back into contention for Spurs v Crystal Palace.
The last time Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace met, Spurs won 2-0 in April of this year. This was the first game at the New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and goals from Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen ensured that Spurs got off to the best possible start in their stunning new home. This game also meant Spurs were the first team to have played their home games at three different stadiums in the Premier League.
Spurs’ record against Palace is won 30, drawn 13 and lost 12.
How We See It
We’re hopeful that Spurs can put right their wrongs against an in-form team in Crystal Palace. 2-0 is our prediction and a comfortable day at the office.
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