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Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction 10/27/2023

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Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur 10/27/2023:
  • Tottenham win to nil
  • Song Heung-Min to score
  • Under 2.5 goals
  • Crystal Palace 0-2 Tottenham

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur Match Details:

This game will be played at Selhurst Park, Selhurst– Kick Off time: 15:00 (ET)

Tottenham Hotspur can take advantage of an injury-hit Crystal Palace side at Selhurst Park on Friday night.

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview:

Crystal Palace are no pushover. They’ve kept back-to-back clean sheets at Selhurst Park and have claimed at least a point in eight of their last nine.

Whether or not a pair of 0-0 draws with Fulham and Nottingham Forest is a good return is up for debate, but it highlights the Eagles’ current plight.

A Roy Hodgson side is always workmanlike, something perfectly encapsulated by their 1-0 win at Old Trafford recently and Arsenal’s 1-0 win here early in the season.

But the lack of goals is notable, with just seven scored through 10 matches against top-flight opposition.

Tottenham have shown the ability to make the ball do the work so far this season. They rank third in the possession stakes with 60.7% of the ball.

More importantly, they’ve put that possession to good use. Ange Postecoglou’s side have fired off 18.7 shots per match, which is three more than Man City average.

Palace are adept at setting up in a low block to frustrate even the best of teams, but the trouble comes when they need an outlet for their possession.

Eze and Olise are their most reliable creative threats and they’re very progressive passers. Eze has played 2.7 key passes per game this season.

Everything points towards Palace struggling to sustain possession in the final third against a Tottenham team that press as well as anyone in the league.

No side has lost possession more in the final third than the Eagles, so turning the ball over and leaving themselves exposed could be a common theme.

One area where they do match up to Tottenham is winning back possession, but Spurs should have more than enough possession and quality to find ways through.

Son Heung-Min will fancy his chances of another goal, while the hosts may struggle to fashion any chances, so backing Tottenham to win to nil appeals.

Prediction:

  • Tottenham win to nil
  • Song Heung-Min to score
  • Under 2.5 goals
  • Crystal Palace 0-2 Tottenham

 

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