Crystal Palace - Tottenham Hotspur predictions and free betting tips [27/10/2023]
On Friday, 27th October, as part of the 10th round of the EPL, Crystal Palace will host Tottenham at their home ground. Last Monday, the visitors easily overcame Fulham with a score of 2:0 and broke 2 points away from their opponents at the top of the table, while the hosts dropped to 11th place after a hard defeat by Newcastle United.
Crystal Palace: Johnstone; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Hughes, Doucoure, Lerma; Ayew, Edouard, Franca.
Tottenham: Vicario; Porro, Van De Ven, Romero, Udogie; Bissouma, Sarr; Kulusevski, Maddison, Richarlison; Son.
The match will take place in London at Selhurst Park.
It was expected that this season Crystal Palace would establish themselves at the bottom of the table, but the team disgraced detractors and now occupies 11th place in the overall Premier League standings. The Londoners have everything necessary to finish not far from the equator of the table, although the "Eagles" can't help but think about the potential fight for the European zone. Nevertheless, in the last 5 rounds, the charges of Roy Hodgson won only against Manchester United (0:1), played a draw twice and suffered two defeats. After a home draw with Nottingham Forest (0:0), the red and blues were crushed by Newcastle over the past weekend (4:0). Jacob Murphy put the "Magpies" ahead right at the start of the match, and Anthony Gordon and Sean Longstaff also distinguished themselves before the break, after which Callum Wilson completed a rout with a 4:0 score around the hour mark. It should be noted that the Londoners have remained unbeaten at home for three rounds in a row.
On Friday, Crystal Palace still won't be able to rely on a number of key players: wingers Eze and Schlupp, playmaker Olise, as well as defenders Ferguson and Tomkins, who are not fully recovered from injuries. Furthermore, the readiness of backup goalkeeper Dean Henderson is still in question. Summer newcomers Lerma and Mateus Franca will surely start, while the French forward Edouard (4 goals) should be on the attacking line. Otherwise, Hodgson will use his usual 4-3-3 formation, which means Will Hughes and Cheikhou Kouyate will appear in midfield, while Joachim Andersen and Marc Guehi will occupy positions in the centre of defence, despite the disastrous performance against Newcastle. Jordan Ayew and Jean-Philippe Mateta are ready to boost hosts' attack by coming off the bench at any moment.
With no defeats in the current Premier League season (7 wins and 2 draws), Tottenham impresses under the leadership of Ange Postecoglou. Indeed, the "Spurs" lead the league standings after 9 rounds, ahead of the nearest pursuers by 2 points. The Londoners have scored 23 points and already found the opponents' net 20 times, with only eight goals conceded - these figures can't help but please fans. After a draw at Emirates with Arsenal (2:2), the "Spurs" won against Liverpool (2:1), Luton Town (0:1) and Fulham (2:0) last Monday. Son and James Maddison scored goals, resulting in the "Spurs" now aiming to secure four sequential wins and pull even further away from the "Gunners" overall. Postecoglou's charges have picked up 11 points from five away EPL rounds in the current campaign - the best outcome among all league teams.
Tottenham's coach still regrets the absence of key midfielder Bentancur, wingers Perisic and Solomon, as well as subs White and Sessegnon (defender). However, defensive midfielder Bissouma has served his suspension and it seems logical for him to start on Friday. Having become the captain of the "Spurs" during the off-season, South Korean forward Son has performed well in Kane's absence (7 goals and 1 assist). In attack, he is complemented by playmaker James Maddison, who transferred to the club from Leicester this summer (3 goals and 5 assists). In a 4-2-3-1 formation, Brennan Johnson, Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski will compete for two places on the wings, while Pedro Porro, Micky Van de Ven, Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie will cement the visitors' defence.
Last season, Tottenham won both matches against Palace: 1:0 and 0:4. In general, the "Spurs" came out on top in four of the last five head-to-head matches against the "Eagles".
Match Prediction Crystal Palace - Tottenham
Tottenham is splendid at the start of the season and rightfully leads the league table. The team has not lost a single EPL match this campaign and confidently takes points in matches with lower-ranked opponents. One of those is indeed Crystal Palace - the hosts have managed to win only once in their last five meetings and are weakened by serious personnel losses. We confidently bet on a victory for Postecoglou's charges in the derby for more than a reasonable coefficient.
Crystal Palace conceded 4 from Newcastle last weekend and doesn't impress this autumn, while the guests average 2 goals per game. My prediction is a Tottenham individual total over 1.5.
Corner Kick Prediction
Tottenham outclasses the opponent and will dominate for most of the match. I expect a victory from the visitors in all the key stats, including corners.
Yellow Card Prediction
As surprising as it may sound, Tottenham currently averages 3 yellow cards per game, while the "Eagles" only 2. I predict that the visitors will not lose in terms of yellow cards on Friday.
I'll place a bet on an exact score of 0:2 in favour of Tottenham.
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