The Eagles are definitely not in form

Last updated: January 21, 2016 by Leon Marshal

Game details


Kick-off: Saturday, 3pm
Venue: Selhurst Park
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: LLWLD
Away form: WLDDW
Last season: 2-1
Competition: The Premier League

Crystal Palace have failed to score in their last five Premier League matches. The Eagles lost 3 consecutive games and conceded 8 goals. They were totally smashed by Manchester City in the last round and lost 4-0 at The Etihad Stadium. Fabian Delph, Sergio Aguero (2) and David Silva scored the goals for the success. Now, Palace are lying in 8th place with 31 points collected.

Spurs will need a victory against Palace. They are just 2 points above Manchester United who are 5th in the standings -. Tottenham are in very good shape. They won 4 of their last 6 Premier League matches. Moreover, Spurs scored 12 goals in these matches. They have also lost only 3 of their last 24 Premier League matches. So, they are definitely the favourites to win the game against Crystal Palace.

Tottenham play very comfortably at Selhurst Park. Spurs have won 8 of 15 away matches against Crystal Palace. The Eagles have recorded only 3 victories at home against Tottenham. Spurs won against Crystal Palace 1-0 earlier this season. The only goal was scored by Heung-Min Son.

Team News

Ryan Mason is now ready to play. The English midfielder suffered an ankle injury, but now he can be selected again by the manager.

Clinton N’Jie for Tottenham is also injured. He is suffering from a knee injury. The Cameroonian is expected to return to the pitch in February.

Dwight Gayle won’t take part in the match, because he has a hamstring problem. The attacker has appeared on only 7 occasions this season.

Bolasie and Appiah are the other injured players for Crystal Palace. Yannick Bolasie is suffering from a calf muscle strain, but is expected to resume full training very soon.

Quotes of the week

Alan Pardew
Alan Pardew (Crystal Palace) :
“That was not a terrible performance from us. We’ve threatened the goal, which is a positive.”

Mauricio Pochettino coach
Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham) :
“I work as if one day I am not here – to give the legacy, it’s always my way to work not only for the present and for the quick results.”

Expected line-ups:

Crystal Palace (4-2-3-1): Hennessey, Ward, Souare, Dann, Delaney, McArthur, Cabaye, Puncheon, Lee, Zaha, Wickham.
Subs Kelly, Ledley, Jedinak, Chamakh, Campbell, Hangeland, Speroni
Injured: Gayle, Appiah, Bolasie.
Not available:
Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris, Vertonghen, Rose, Alderweireld, Trippier, Dier, Alli, Lamela, Eriksen, Dembele, Kane
Subs Onomah, Son, Bentaleb, Vorm, Chadli, Townsend, Davies.
Injured: N’Jie.
Not available:

So far this season

. . .
Crystal Palace this season Tottenham this season
8 League Position 4
4 (5) (at home) Wins (away) 6 (4)
5-1 vs. Newcastle Biggest win 5-1 vs. Bournemouth
2 (2) (at home) Draws (away) 4 (5)
5 (4) (at home) Losses (away) 2 (1)
0-4 to Man City Biggest Defeat 1-2 to Newcastle
Cabaye (5) Top scorer Kane (12)
Puncheon (3) Assist Leader Eriksen (6)
Y36, R1 Discipline Y44, R0
10 Failures to score 5
6 Clean Sheets 7
9 Both Teams to Score Games 13
10 Over 2.5 Games 10
12 Under 2.5 Games 12
  • Crystal Palace won their last home match against Tottenham. The Eagles beat Spurs 2-1 after turning things around in the last 20 minutes of the match.
  • The Eagles have won only 4 matches at Selhurst Park this season. Their biggest victory was against Newcastle on 28th November 2015 (5-1).
  • Tottenham are undefeated away from White Hart Lane in 9 consecutive Premier League matches. They lost for the last time on the opening day against Man United.
  • Crystal Palace have failed to score in 10 of 22 matches. They couldn’t find the net in their last five league matches. In addition, The Eagles have lost 9 games this season.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
20/09/15 The Capital One Cup Tottenham 1-0 Crystal Palace Heung-Min Son 68′
10/01/15 The Premier League Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham H. Kane 49′
06/12/14 The Premier League Tottenham 0-0 Crystal Palace
11/01/14 The Premier League Tottenham 2-0 Crystal Palace C. Eriksen 50′
18/08/13 The Premier League Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham Soldado (PG) 50′