Tottenham faced a rampant Chelsea side in their midweek derby match, however this derby will see a home win at White Hart lane on Saturday afternoon.
Tottenham’s display against their illustrious neighbours on Wednesday evening was pretty poor and a better performance will be demanded by manager Pochettino when they welcome Crystal Palace to White Hart Lane this weekend.
Chelsea’s 3-0 win against Spurs dashed their hopes of three successive wins in the Premier League and Pochettino will be desperate for the win which will help lift his side from their mid-table position, a victory likely to lift the side to seventh position should other results go their way.
Crystal Palace are in a precarious position following their failure to manage any more than one win in their last eight outings. Their home form has been a shadow of last season and they have a truly dreadful defence, conceding 23 goals so far this season.
They will be in low spirits following their 1-0 defeat to Aston Villain their midweek clash and they go into this encounter just one point above the relegation zone in fifteenth position and they will struggle against a Spurs defence which has proved particularly solid at times this season.
Mauricio Pochettino will likely field a similar starting eleven to the midweek match, however Kyle Naughton will possibly feature in place of Vlad Chiriches in the right back position. Roberto Soldado will remain up front and Christian Eriksen will also be expected to make an impact in this match, the Danish international up for grabs at 12/5 at Bet365 to score anytime.
All of Spurs’ last seven outings have involved in excess of 2.5 goals and we expect that trend to continue, odds of 5/6 at BetVictor representing decent odds for such an outcome.
The hosts have enjoyed something of a mini-resurgence of late with the exception of their midweek defeat and home advantage will assist them in getting an important victory on Saturday, although Palace will be hopeful of at least getting onto the scoresheet.
Our betting tips
Over 2.5 Goals – BetVictor 5/6
Anytime Goalscorer, Christian Eriksen – Bet365 12/5
Spurs to win with both teams scoring – Boylesports 9/4