Spurs v Palace betting tips for Sunday's clash at White Hart Lane from our team of tipsters who have picked out the best bets for the game
Spurs managed to go behind to Qarabag on Thursday but came back to win convincingly. They face a much tougher assignment here.
Spurs v Palace betting tips:
Spurs face a tricky encounter against Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace. Under Pardew this season the Eagles have surged to sixth place in the league and were extremely unlucky to come away with nothing against Manchester City last weekend. Tottenham played in the Europa League on Thursday, which could have an effect if they can’t recover in time.
The North London club kicked off their Europa League campaign in style, with a convincing 3-1 victory over Qarabag at White Hart Lane. Spurs big money man Heung-Min Son, who was signed for £22m in the summer from Bayer Leverkusen, scored a brace within three minutes to overturn Qarabag’s early goal.
The visitors opening the scoring through Richard Almieda after debutant Kieran Trippier conceded a penalty but Son’s goals gave Spurs the edge before half time. The South Korean’s first goal came in the 28th minute after he turned in an Andros Townsend corner, his second came just minutes later after Dele Alli jinked his way past several players before squaring the ball to Son to send White Hart Lane into jubilation. The crowd will be expecting more of the same with the visit of Palace Sunday. Erik Lamela completed the job as they ran out 3-1 winners
Mauricio Pochettino will be without several key players for the visit of Palace. Injuries to Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb recently means both midfielders will be side-lined for roughly two to three weeks. Mason missed his sides 3-1 victory in Europe after picking up a knee injury in the build up to his winning goal against Sunderland last weekend.
Pochettino has recently stated that Christian Eriksen is now back in training after missing the last three matches. The Danish international will have his fitness assessed, along with Mousa Dembele. Spurs could be extremely light in the middle of the park if several players fail to prove their fitness.
Palace will be boosted with the return of front man Connor Wickham, the striker missed last weeks match against City. Pardew had to deploy Yannick Bolasie as a make shift striker and his side seemed to suffer for it as they missed Wickham’s physical presence.
The Eagles are also waiting on news on whether duo Joe Ledley and Damien Delaney will win the battle to be fit. Both players picked up knocks in training, leading to groin and rib problems respectively.
Palace’s early form has been one of the early surprises this season and it would not be completely insane to think they could challenge for the Europa League places this season. Alan Pardew strengthened his squad in the summer, with former Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye the highlight. They should not be underestimated this season, as Chelsea found out.
If Palace have been over achieving so far this season then Spurs are the opposite, their performances so far have been far from impressive though have just recorded back to back clean sheets and impressed midweek in Europe maybe a chance of consistency is on its way to White Hart Lane.
This has all the makings of a great London derby. Spurs, as always, are trying to prove they can mix it with the big boys in the chase for a much-converted Champions League spot. Palace on the other hand are trying to prove their early league form was not a fluke and they deserve to be where they are. Both teams will desperately want to take all three points.
Even with Spurs’ victory in Europe they still looked slightly shaky at the back and they are also missing key players in midfield. Palace are playing so impressive under Pardew this season and I expect them to continue this Sunday.
The first of my Spurs v Palace betting tips is Palace to win and both teams to score. It can backed at 7/1 with Paddy Power
The second tip is the man of the moment Heung-Min Son to score first. The South Korean should light up the Premier League this season if he can live up to his potential.
The second of my Spurs v Palace betting tips is Heung-Min Son to score first. It can be backed at 13/2 with Paddy Power
The final betting tip this week ties in nicely with our second tip. Crystal Palace to come from behind and win, Spurs will look to push on from their European victory and will start well but I feel Palace will have enough to come back and put the inconsistent Tottenham to the sword.
The third of my Spurs v Palace betting tips is Palace to come from behind and win. It can be backed at 16/1 with Paddy Power
Spurs v Palace betting tips:
Crystal Palace win and both teams to score – 7/1 Paddy Power
Heung Min Son to score first – 13/2 Paddy Power
Palace to come from behind and win – 16/1 Paddy Power