Crystal Palace vs Tottenham HotspurEnglish Premier League, KO: 20:00 Oct 27, 2023, Selhurst Park
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR will be looking to strengthen their position at the top of the Premier League standings when they square off with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Friday night.
Spurs have stolen a march on the rest of the division by opening the campaign with their best start to a top-flight season for more than 60 years.
Postecoglou’s pacesetters will now be presented with the opportunity to move five points clear of the chasing pack – at least temporarily – when they make the short trip across the capital on Friday night.
As for 11th-placed Crystal Palace, they put in an uncharacteristically poor defensive display when losing 4-0 at Newcastle last Saturday.
Eagles boss Roy Hodgson will demand an instant response from his players when table-topping Tottenham come to town this weekend.
Despite losing just two of their last 14 Premier League home games, Crystal Palace enter this all-London affair as 3/1 (PaddyPower) outsiders while a share of the Selhurst Park spoils pays 14/5 (PaddyPower) with the same firm.
Tottenham Hotspur are odds-on 4/5 favourites with Bet 365 to earn what would be their eighth Premier League win of the season.
Despite their mighty impressive start to the season, Spurs are a tad short for my liking here so I’ll get creative and combine Tottenham Double Chance, Under Five Match Goals and Heung-min Son to have a shot on target at 4/5 (Bet 365).
Only Tottenham and Arsenal have yet to taste defeat in the Premier League season and Ange Postecoglou’s side are certainly capable of avoiding a first setback of the campaign when they come up against a Crystal Palace side that have won just three of their opening nine league games of the season.
That being said, the Eagles are always tough a nut to crack at home, so much so that I’m going to opt for a bit of added insurance with Tottenham on the Double Chance.
Given that a sizable 16 of the pair’s 18 top-flight futures combined this season have featured four match goals or fewer, I’ll also side with under five match strikes at Selhurst Park.
What’s more, after shipping four at Newcastle last weekend, Roy Hogson will almost certainly have been putting his side through their paces in training this week with a view to regaining the defensive solidity that has served them so well during his multiple spells in the Selhurst Park dugout
To conclude the Bet Builder, I’ll back Heung-min Son to have at least one shot on target.
The Spurs skipper has been central to Tottenham's strong start to the season, not to mention he is averaging just under three shots per game in the Premier League this season so far.
In fact, this Bet Builder would have provided profit from each Spurs’ last five matches and that only adds to the appeal of siding with the same combination in Croydon on Friday night.
Switching attention to the player card market, I’ll also back Tottenham’s Destiny Udogie to go into the book at 3/1 with UniBet.
The young Italian left-back has already clocked up three cards in nine top-flight appearances this term and he looks worth a small investment to add to that tally here given that he could be tasked with keeping Crystal Palace foul magnet Jordan Ayew quiet
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