Crystal Palace vs Tottenham HotspurEnglish Premier League, KO: 16:00 Jul 26, 2020, Selhurst Park
TOTTENHAM Hotspur have made a late charge for a Europa League place and victory over Crystal Palace in this London derby could be enough to stamp their passports.
Spurs head into the last day a point off the pace but rivals Wolves face a tough final game away to a Chelsea side looking to book their ticket for Champions League football.
If the Molineux men fail to win at Stamford Bridge then a victory over the Eagles would be enough to lift Jose Mourinho's men into sixth place and guarantee European football for next season.
Tottenham have hit form at the right time, winning three in a row against Arsenal, Newcastle and Leicester, so fans will be confident of beating a Palace side in freefall.
Roy Hodgson's men have lost seven in a row and look to be on their summer holidays already, despite a spirited display in defeat against Manchester United on their last outing at Selhurst Park.
Mourinho knows how to get a win when it really matters and it would be a surprise if Spurs slipped up here, especially with Harry Kane back to his best up front after reaching 200 career goals.
How the bookies view it
Crystal Palace have been written off and are 5/1 with most firms to end their dismal run with a victory. The draw is 16/5 with Betfred while the best price for a Tottenham win is 11/17 with VBet.
That doesn't offer much value so try a Spurs win to nil at 7/4 with Bet365 as the Eagles have drawn a blank in their last three games.
Recent head to head
Spurs have dominated this fixture in recent seasons, winning seven of the last eight meetings. But Palace can't take some heart from the fact their only victory during that run was a 2-0 triumph when these sides last faced off at Selhurst Park.
Their meeting earlier this season was one sided, with Tottenham romping to a 4-0 win at home, helped by a double from Son Heung-Min (below).
Players to watch
It's no surprise to see Tottenham talisman Kane as short as 20/21 with Bet365 in the anytime scorer market. Our man Selectabet cashed in by backing the striker to score first at Leicester last weekend and a repeat here pays 10/3 with Bet365.
But I see more value in Korean forward Son as he ran Palace ragged the last time these teams played each other. Son is 29/20 with 888Sport for a goal here and that looks a great option.
A free-kick or penalty could be Crystal Palace's best hope so try set-piece specialist Luka Milivojevic in the anytime scorer market at a generous 6/1 with 888Sport.
Anything else catch the eye?
A point would be enough for Spurs if Wolves lose against Chelsea as they have a superior goal difference. So I'd be surprised if Mourinho, the ultra pragmatist, went all out for a win. Palace have also struggled for goals all season so try under 2.5 goals at 21/20 with BetVictor.
In the last nine games between these sides there hasn't been a goal in both halves so that is another decent option and it pays 11/10 at Paddy Power here.
This English Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur will be played on Jul 26, 2020 and kick off at 16:00. Check below for our tipsters best Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur prediction.