Crystal Palace vs Tottenham: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Selhurst Park

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The Independent Online

Alan Pardew takes charge of his first Premier League game as Crystal Palace boss on Saturday after a 4-0 win over Dover in the FA Cup last weekend.

The Eagles are without a win in their last eight league games and find themselves in the bottom three, albeit just a point adrift of closest rivals West Brom. Pardew will be without captain Mile Jedinak, who is representing Australia in the AFC Asian Cup, but otherwise has a relatively clean bill of health.

Meanwhile, Tottenham will be hoping Harry Kane continues the form he showed on New Year’s Day, when he grabbed a brace in an incredible 5-3 win over Chelsea at White Hart Lane.

Kane has found the net 16 times in all competitions, including five in his last five games, and will be looking to add to his tally at Selhurst Park as Spurs continue to make strides towards that fourth place that has so often eluded them. New signing DeAndre Yedlin could make his debut at right-back after joining from Seattle Sounders.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 5.30pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Tottenham 0 Crystal Palace 0, Premier League, December 2014

Tottenham 2 (Eriksen, Defoe) Crystal Palace 0, Premier League, January 2014

Crystal Palace 0 Tottenham 1 (Soldado), Premier League, August 2013

STATS…

Crystal Palace have failed to score in five of their last seven Premier League matches.

Tottenham have recovered more points from losing positions this season than any other Premier League team.

No team has committed more fouls in the Premier League this season than Crystal Palace.

Spurs have conceded more penalties this season than any other Premier League team.

ODDS…

Crystal Palace to win: 3.75

Tottenham to win: 2.2

Draw: 3.5

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 5.30pm, highlights on BBC1 at 10.30pm.

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