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Premier League tips: Best bets for Crystal Palace v Tottenham

27 Oct | BY Adrian Mills | MIN READ TIME |
Premier League tips: Best bets for Crystal Palace v Tottenham

Adrian Mills' tips for Friday Night Football at Selhurst Park include another win for Spurs with a striker on the scoresheet.

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Crystal Palace v Tottenham

Best Bets:

Tottenham to win to nil @ 11/5
Under 2.5 goals @ 1/1
Richarlison to score anytime @ 19/10

Tottenham find themselves top of the pile after nine matches in the Premier League and they have an opportunity to go five points clear of Manchester City and Arsenal if they prevail in South London on Friday night. 

They will be confident too, as they face a Crystal Palace side who have won just one of their last five league matches and who they have beaten three times in a row. 

Spurs can land another shutout

Tottenham have enjoyed an excellent start to life under Ange Postecoglou and are unbeaten in nine league matches under the Australian, with that run looking likely to extend to double digits against an out-of-form Palace. 

Roy Hodgson’s Eagles are in dismal form, having managed just five points from their last 15 available, and they are finding goals increasingly hard to come by. 

They have failed to score in three of their home matches this term and have managed just one goal in their last five games, suggesting Spurs’ backline may be in for an easy ride at Selhurst Park. 

To make matters worse for Hodgson, Spurs have kept a clean sheet in their last two matches, despite facing an attacking Fulham side and playing a large part of the 1-0 win at Luton with ten men following Yves Bissouma’s needless second yellow card. 

Bissouma is back for this fixture and will only enhance Tottenham’s defensive capabilities, making it seem even more unlikely that Palace will find the net in front of their home crowd. 

Spurs have won the last three meetings between the sides by an aggregate score of 8-0, and should land a routine victory at Selhurst Park to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League. 

Palace can limit Postecoglou’s attack

While Spurs have been dominant in the league this season, it remains rare to see them blow teams away and they have only scored more than twice on one occasion this term, when netting five against Burnley last month. 

Palace tend to keep things tight at Selhurst park too, with only one of the last six Premier League home matches featuring over 2.5 goals. 

Whilst The Eagles may struggle to stop a Spurs win, they may be strong enough at the back to keep the scoreline respectable, while not adding to it themselves. 

Tottenham did beat Palace 4-0 in this fixture last year, but Harry Kane, who scored 13 times in 18 games against Friday’s hosts, netted twice that day and Hodgson’s side may fare better defensively following the England captain’s departure. 

More goals for home fans to celebrate

With Kane now at Bayern Munich, Spurs will need someone else to step up in the absence of his exceptional record against the Eagles if they are to beat Palace on Friday. 

Captain Heung-min Son looks the most likely candidate, having scored seven in 14 matches against the hosts and arriving off the back of netting seven times in six games, but odds of 6/4 for the South Korean star are not appealing. 

James Maddison is another likely contender, but he is yet to net against Palace in eight attempts, making the unpredictable Richarlison the most intriguing bet for an anytime scorer.

The Brazilian has been on the scoresheet in three of his last five meetings with the Eagles, with the majority of those games coming when in a struggling Everton team. 

He should get more chances playing under the attacking Postecoglou and for a side who will dominate possession and the game, so a price of 19/10 for Spurs’ number nine to score makes appeal.