Tottenham vs Crystal Palace
English Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 3 April 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London).
Crystal Palace have the honour of being maiden visitors to the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday evening when two sides are set to battle it out in the 32nd round of Premier League. Stakes will be high for the hosts here. They want to raise the curtain on the new venue with a victory and they actually desperately need a three-pointer to stay on top of Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea in the battle for the top-four finish and a place in the Champions League next season.
Mauricio Pochettino’s troops were title challengers not that long time ago, but somewhat of a slump in from caused their fans to start worrying about a potential Champions League campaign in the next season. The hosts are level on points with 5th-placed Manchester United and just one above Chelsea and Arsenal who share fifth position.
Tottenham vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-head
Tottenham were on a five-win run in matches against the Glaziers before losing the 4th round of FA Cup tie in January this year away at Selhurst Park (2-0).
None of last seven head to head encounters saw goals scored at both ends.
None of last four H2H games played on Tottenham’s venue saw two or more goals scored.
Tottenham vs Crystal Palace: Prediction
Spurs took just one point in last five league outings. They were unlucky to concede a last-gasp goal to lose 2-1 to Liverpool on Sunday afternoon at Anfield. Tottenham have an imperative to claim result here against Crystal Palace who lost three of past five matches across competitions.
The Glaziers picked up an important 2-0 victory over rock-bottomed Huddersfield Town on Saturday. It was, however, not a display Roy Hodgson could be proud of and it’s really hard to see the Glaziers avoiding a defeat in Tottenham’s debut at the new stadium.
Harry Kane scored a goal in five of last six appearances for both England and Tottenham and we will back him to score anytime at 1.61 here as well.
Tottenham vs Crystal Palace: Bet Tips
Tottenham to win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Harry Kane to score anytime @ 1.61 (8/13).