Preview: Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur – prediction, team news, lineups
Tottenham Hotspur, who tops the Premier League table, will seek a fourth win of as many games in Saturday’s London derby with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s men beat Watford 1-0 before the international break, while Palace salvaged a point in a 2-2 draw against West Ham United.
Facing a third London derby in as many weeks, Crystal Palace could only boast one point in their first two meetings with Chelsea and Brentford before setting off to face rampant West Ham just before half-time.
On two occasions, the Palace fell behind against goals from Pablo Fornals and Michail Antonio, but twice they managed to return to the game thanks to a double in the second half of the loaned by Chelsea, Conor Gallagher, in an exciting meeting at London Stadium.
Still awaiting their first win of the season, the signs were positive for Patrick Vieira’s new Palace team in the capital, although the 14th-ranked team must now face Spurs, Liverpool, Arsenal, and Leicester City, all in the space of five weeks.
An early EFL Cup exit to Watford dampened Palace’s spirits somewhat, but having opened his account for the Premier League season on the third try, the Eagles will look to end a losing streak in league form that it has led them to claim just two wins from their last 12 matches.
The Eagles will make history this week as the first Premier League team to open a season with four London derbies on the run, but they can only boast five shots on target in their first three games before trying to somehow break defensive resolve. Tottenham.
There was certainly an element of fortune in the Spurs’ third-week win over Watford, with a free-kick from Son Heung-min dodging everyone before huddling in the back of the net, but a third straight win of 1 -0 in the league is just a positive. for Santo.
Having conducted their summer business with poise, all while convincing Harry Kane to put his dream of Manchester City on hold, the Spurs are reaping the rewards of their summer of trade-offs and are the only team in the division to have claimed maximum points in their first three games. .
The Spurs’ perfect record sees them sitting quite at the top of the pile, two points above the five teams currently holding seven points, and the Lilywhites have also secured a safe passage to the European group stage. Conference League despite an early scare against Pacos. of Ferreira.
French powerhouses Rennes await Spurs in their inaugural group stage clash on Thursday night ahead of their visit to Chelsea on September 19, so the trip to Palace may not be that high on the priority list. de Nuno, but the visitors won’t want to pass up the opportunity to stay away from their rivals.
Tottenham travels to Selhurst Park on a 12-game unbeaten streak against Palace in the Premier League, winning 10 of them, although the last two meetings at Selhurst Park have seen the two clubs shake hands in a 1-1 draw.
Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Guaita; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; McArthur, Kouyate, Gallagher; Ayew, Benteke, Zaha
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Emerson, Tanganga, Dier, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Winks; Lucas, Alli, Gil; Kane