Unbeaten Run Under Threat At Venue Yet To Be Kind To The Eagles

Three games ago the pressure was really on this Palace side and the management but that is when Hodgson and his staff seem to find the perfect time to pull something out of the bag. Heading across London to take on Spurs presents its own challenge in a fixture that the Eagles have struggled for points.

DATE

7th March 2021

KICK OFF

7.15pm

VENUE

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, 782 High Rd, Tottenham, London N17 0BX

LAST TIME

It was one to forget for the Eagles in September 2019 who were three goals down in just over 20 minutes courtesy of a brace from Son Heung-Min and an own goal from Patrick van Aanholt. Erik Lamela made it four just before the break and Palace were thankful that the second half did not produce any goals.

WHO SCORED MAN OF THE MATCH – Son Heung-Min 9.3

OFFICIALS

REFEREE – Stuart Attwell

ASSISTANTS – Constantine Hatzidakis, Neil Davies, Andre Marriner (fourth official)

VAR – Darren England, Mark Scholes (assistant)

INJURY CONCERNS

PALACE– James McArthur, Nathan Ferguson, Nathaniel Clyne, Tyrick Mitchell, Mamadou Sakho, James McCarthy, Wayne Hennessey, James Tomkins

SPURS– Giovani Lo Celso

SUSPENSIONS

None

DISCIPLINARY

RED CARDS – Luka Milivojevic (1), Christian Benteke (1), Matt Doherty (1)

YELLOW CARDS (4+) – Luke Milivojevic (7), Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (6), Wilfried Zaha (4), Erik Lamela (4), Harry Winks (4)

FORM GUIDE

Last FIVE meetings between the two sides;

  • 13/12/2020 Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
  • 26/07/2020 Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
  • 14/09/2019 Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Crystal Palace
  • 03/04/2019 Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Crystal Palace
  • 27/01/2019 Crystal Palace 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Last FIVE results for Palace;

  • 03/03/2021 Crystal Palace 0-0 Manchester United
  • 28/02/2021 Crystal Palace 0-0 Fulham
  • 22/02/2021 Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Crystal Palace
  • 13/02/2021 Crystal Palace 0-3 Burnley
  • 08/02/2021 Leeds United 2-0 Crystal Palace

Last FIVE results for Spurs;

  • 04/03/2021 Fulham 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur
  • 28/02/2021 Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Burnley
  • 24/02/2021 Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Wolfsberger
  • 21/02/2021 West Ham United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
  • 18/02/2021 Wolfsberger 1-4 Tottenham Hotspur

RECORD AGAINST SPURS

  • Played 52
  • Won 10
  • Drawn 15
  • Lost 27

FORM PLAYERS COURTESY OF WHO SCORED

  • Harry Kane 7.72
  • Son Hueng-Min 7.36
  • Wilfried Zaha 6.96
  • Andros Townsend 6.88

ONE TO WATCH

GARETH BALE

FORMER CLUBS – Cardiff Civil Service, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid

The Welshman has found some good form of late and will be a threat should he start this game. It is clear what he is capable of when at the top of his game particularly when he has managed close to 200 appearances for Spanish giants Real Madrid.

KEY CLASH

WILFRIED ZAHA v DAVISON SANCHEZ

The returning Palace man will be up against a central defender that has had his critics. Assuming Zaha is full fit, he will relish a return going up against the Spurs defender confident that he can get some change out of him.

PRE-MATCH FACTS

  • Palace have not won at Spurs since April 2017 (FA Cup)
  • The last league win for Palace at Spurs was in November 1997
  • Spurs have kept a clean sheet in 7 of their last 8 home matches against Palace in all competitions
  • The last 2 league games between the two sides have been draws
  • Spurs are unbeaten in 10 league games against Palace, their last loss was in January 2015
  • Spurs have won their last 4 home matches against Palace in all competitions

PRE-MATCH STATS

  • GOALS – Wilfried Zaha (9 – 11th in PL)
  • ASSISTS – Andros Townsend (4)
  • PASSES – Luka Milivojevic (945)
  • TACKLES – Andros Townsend (63 – 7th in PL)
  • TOUCHES – Cheikhou Kouyate (1207)
  • SHOTS – Wilfried Zaha (44)

PREDICTION

Spurs are under pressure to pick up results as the season heads into the final straight. Palace are not feeling it so much after a three game unbeaten run and while they have ground out results from performances that have not quite matched, it is likely one more win will more than seal another season in the Premier League. It will be a tall order to break the away hoodoo against Spurs, and it is unlikely Zaha will influence any different in his first game back.

FINAL SCORE: SPURS 2-1 PALACE

BETTING ODDS

  • Home – 2/5
  • Draw – 7/2
  • Away – 6/1
  • Both teams to score – 10/11

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