Tottenham vs Crystal Palace: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s game at White Hart Lane

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The Independent Online

Crystal Palace will continue their battle to stay out of the relegation zone they travel to Tottenham Hotspur this Saturday.

Spurs have looked far from stable and were demolished by Chelsea on Wednesday when they lost 3-0. Despite a hard fought win over Everton last week, the north London side are struggling to find their way.

Mauricio Pochettino’s squad are currently in 10th position, three points behind rivals Arsenal, and he will have some decisions to make this upcoming Saturday.

Since Pochettino moved from Southampton last summer, Spurs have lost six of their 14 games with four of those coming at home.

Crystal Palace have proven they can fight their way to victory, like when they beat Liverpool 3-1 a fortnight ago, but need to look for more consistency.

Saturday’s game will be the third match this week for the south Londoners, who will most likely have to be without Adrian Mariappa; he is out with a knee injury, while Kevin Doyle is still suffering from a groin injury.

Emmanuel Adebayor and Etienne Capoue, who have both been suffering from injuries, are expected to make their return again this Saturday.

Kick-off: Saturday 3pm

PAST MEETINGS...

Tottenham 2 (Eriksen, Defoe) – 0 Crystal Palace Sat 11 Jan 2014

Crystal Palace 0 -1 Tottenham (Soldado) Sun 18 Aug 2013

Crystal Palace 3 (Leigertwood, Granville, Johnson) – 0 Tottenham Sat 22 Jan 2005

STATS...

C Palace have won two League games this season so far

Spurs have conceded the most (five) penalties this season, more than any other Premier League team

Tottenham have collected zero points from a London derby this year

ODDS...

Tottenham to win 1.61

Draw 4.0

Crystal Palace to win 6.0

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10:20pm

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