Tottenham will be looking to keep the pressure on the top three as they make the short journey across London to Crystal Palace.
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Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur (Saturday November 8, 1730 kick-off, BT Sport 1)
Crystal Palace's cruel run of fixtures continues on Saturday as they come up against Tottenham at Selhurst Park.
Their last four opponents have been Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton and Wolves, with their next two being Tottenham and Manchester United.
Roy Hodgson's side are on a six-game winless run and will see these sort of fixtures as more of a free hit, with the following games against Burnley, Palace and West Ham more important to their league ambitions.
Spurs have won five of their last six league clashes and will be buoyed after a late comeback win against PSV in the Champions League on Tuesday.
They are keeping within touching distance of the top three and face Chelsea and Arsenal in their next two fixtures, so keeping momentum will be key.
Prediction: Crystal Palace 1-2 Tottenham (Sky Bet odds: 15/2)
The Eagles put in an encouraging performance at Chelsea in the opening half hour, before Maurizio Sarri's side got a hold of the game, and they showed what they are capable of against top teams. Their drought at Selhurst Park this season ended as they scored two against Arsenal last month and they have the danger in attack to trouble Spurs' defence. The visitors have been impressive and at times effective in the league this season, only bettered by Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool, and, although it is a potential banana skin in south London, another three points is expected here.
Best bet: Kieran Trippier to be carded at 11/1
Although he sat out their Champions League win, the England defender is expected to be restored to the Spurs XI for their trip to Selhurst Park and best odds of 11/1 for him to be carded looks massively overpriced. He has averaged a foul a game in the Premier League this season, but coming up against the likes of Patrick van Aanholt, Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha, with the latter particularly an expert at drawing in fouls, means he could be in for a challenge defensively and it is worth backing with small stakes.
Goals: Dele Alli to score and win at 4/1
Harry Kane is a marked man and, while he could well score, Palace's focus on him could open up space in the attacking third, freeing up the likes of Lucas Moura, Dele Alli and Erik Lamela. England midfielder Alli is just returning from a month on the sidelines and completed 90 minutes again PSV, so he is still building his match sharpness. He links up well with Kane and gets in dangerous positions to support the striker, so expect chances. Alli scored a memorable goal at here in 2016 and 4/1 for him to get on the score sheet and win here presents good value.
- Crystal Palace have lost their last six Premier League games against Tottenham Hotspur, scoring just one goal across those matches.
- Against only two teams have Spurs had a longer Premier League winning run than they have against Crystal Palace (six in a row) – they won seven in a row against Man City (between 2004 and 2007) and Swansea City (between 2012 and 2015).
- Crystal Palace have never lost seven consecutive top-flight matches against an opponent – they also lost in a row against Arsenal between 2005 and 2015.
- 25 of the last 26 goals scored in Premier League games between Crystal Palace and Spurs have been netted in the second half – there has been one first half goal scored in the last 14 meetings.
- Tottenham have won their last five Premier League London derbies – they last had a longer such run in the top-flight between October 1950 and August 1951 (eight in a row).
- Crystal Palace are winless in their five Premier League home games this season – their longest such run at the start of a league season since 1997-98 (winless in first 15).
- Tottenham have won more away Premier League games in 2018 than any other side (11). Only once have Spurs won more top-flight away games in a single calendar year (17 in 1960).
- Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has won eight Premier League games against Crystal Palace – against no side has he won more (also eight against Swansea City).
- Tottenham’s Harry Kane has scored 24 goals in 37 games in London derbies in the Premier League, at a ratio of 0.65 per game – of players to play in a minimum of five, only Thierry Henry (43 in 59, 0.73) has a better ratio.
- Only Teddy Sheringham (32) has scored more Premier League goals in London derbies for Spurs than Harry Kane (24) – he is joint-second on the list, alongside Jermain Defoe who also netted 24 times.
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Odds correct as of 1800 GMT on 08/11/18