Sports Mole Preview beat the Premier League between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur, including team news, predictions, and header header entries.
Back to the form Tottenham Hotspur make a 20-mile trip to the south Crystal Palace on Saturday evening, with the goal of holding the rhythm at the top of the Premier League.
In spite of all the recent negativity, Spurs stepped into the London derby this weekend, sat fourth on the table and five points lead Manchester City.
Roy Hodgson has lost 3: 1 in the last week to Chelsea's guests that his squad is running well enough to be able to easily fall this fall this season.
The former boss in England was correct in a single sense, as his side was in the last 25 minutes at Stamford Bridge, a week after the draw with 2-2, Eagles eventually lost only five points from their last 10 league games.
This move is simply not good enough, so south London went to 14th place in the table and only two points above the folding zone, and the exit from the EFL Cup into the hands of the second-hand side of Middlesbrough on Wednesday in the back center did not help with the case.
The biggest problem of the palace was on the home soil, where Arsenal surprisingly pulled in a form that saw only the second point of the season gathered from possible 15 – the worst such peak of any side on the top.
Five games without a win in Selhurst Park is the longest run of the Eagles at the start of the season since 1997/98 when it comes to 15 games, without earning three points, but things will not make this weekend easier when visiting the fourth quarter, Tottenham put it.
Each side of the chips with Arsenal lost the Palace in Bournemouth, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Everton and Chelsea in the Premier League, as well as in Middlesbrough in the EFL Cup. Of the 14 competitions this season, only four have reached the finish line.
Hodgson knows that there is a lack of goals and too much reliance on an old man Wilfried Zaha, she all too often stood on her side of this expression with eight eight goals – Zaha is responsible for three of the five – worst record in the division.
With Tottenham and Manchester United ahead of the palace at the top of meetings with Man City and Chelsea in December, Hodgson needs his side to turn his so-called promising screens into all three points in order to avoid falling under the dotted line.
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After poor results against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League and Man City in the Premier League, Tottenham returned their campaign last week and a half with three wins on the spin.
West Ham United were eliminated in the last 16 of the Efl Cup, and the Wolves were almost excluded in the last week in a clash with top-flight teams before winning a key 2-1 victory on PSV in order to revive their European hope.
The sparrows still need a smaller miracle of the species if they come to unusual stages of the Champions League, but Harry Kanethe latest wins in the weekend at least ended the bad form on the mainland and Tottenham played nicely for the games against Inter and Barcelona.
For now, they all concentrate on domestic hope, while Tottenham are still very much in the mix at the top Mauricio Pochettino He recently admitted that the mood was as low as he could remember – at least before this recent decline in happiness.
The current uncertainty as to when Lilywhites will move into their new home, along with the lack of ambition in the summer transfer window, means that Pochettino swam before tide quite a bit from the beginning of the season.
Confirm players, then win eight of their first 11 matches that leave Spurs in a healthy position. Six of these victories came from Wembley, including each of the last four, giving them the best results on each side of the league.
The fact is that Pochettin's men won in more than two matches in 2018 than any other victory in the Premier League, winning their victory with 11 wins only once in their history – coming in 1960 when they won 17 times of their travels.
Tottenham also won in his last five derby in London, seeing Fulham and West Ham so far this time for the best that took place between October 1950 and August 1951, when they won eight times after their club clubs were dropped out of the capital.
If this was not enough reason to spend spectacularly in Spurs, Pochettino won eight Premier League games against the Palace – against any other side, he failed more than just Swansea City.
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Pochetino was forced to redirect his PSV package in the middle of the week due to many absences, including Vincent Janssen, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele in Victor Wanyama.
Wanyama is in a dispute to return to the team this weekend, but maybe that's it Christian Eriksen is used again in the deeper position of the center of the city Harry Winks, which stood out in PSV Win.
Hugo Lloris is again faced by its European ban, while it could also be returned Kieran Trippier in Erik Lamela after being finally overlooked.
One of the men who is safe from the starting point is Kane, who has 24 goals in 37 London derby in the Premier League – a ratio of 0.65 hits per match, which is only the legend of Arsenal Thierry Henry, from 43 to 59, you can do better.
About the home page, Christian Benteke, Joel Ward, Connor Wickham in Scott Dann everyone remains on the verge of this last trip before an international break.
Hodgson has no new concerns for the damage on the back side of the loss to Stamford Bridge, though, and despite falling down 3-1, an experienced manager can go with the same XI that started this.
Andros Townsend ended with a long run without a league goal, and Zaha again showed why Tottenham wanted to sign it in summer, while at the other end of the pitch Wayne Hennessey she continues to do enough to hold shirt number one.
Crystal Palace possible starting line:
Hennessey; Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt; McArthur, Kouyate, Milivojević, Meyer; Zaha, Townsend
Tottenham Hotspur is possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies; Winks, Eriksen; Lamela, Lucas, son; Kane
The Palace lost its last six best-flight games against Tottenham, which they scored only once in these matches.
Unlike only two sides, Spurs had a long run on the Premier League side, which won seven consecutive times against Man City (between 2004 and 2007) and Swansea (between 2012 and 2015).
Twenty-two of the 26 goals scored in Prem games between Palace and Tottenham, came in the second half, with only one first hit in the last 14 meetings.
We call: Crystal Palace 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham will desperately keep up their momentum with a fourth spin victory as they are thrown at the deep end after an international holiday with games against Chelsea, Inter and Arsenal in a quick order. Closing the gaps on the three best will be the goal for Pochetina, and it all points to what else should be another victory on Saturday.