Crystal Palace suffered a deflating 4-0 defeat to Newcastle United in the Premier League last weekend, and now they have got to face table-toppers Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on Friday night (20:00).
Here are some of the best markets available for this top-flight clash.
Crystal Palace are 16/5 to come away with the three points against Ange Postecoglou’s unbeaten Spurs side. A draw can be backed at 11/4, while the visitors are the clear favourites at 4/5, having won seven of their last eight matches.
Both teams to score in this encounter is 4/6. Over 2.5 goals is valued at 8/11, but you will find better value in backing over 3.5 goals at 7/4.
Crystal Palace are dealing with a few key injuries at the moment. Michael Olise and Ebere Eze are sidelined, but they could return to action soon. Jeffrey Schlupp and Dean Henderson are the other absentees.
Ivan Perisic, Alfie Whiteman, Ryan Sessegnon and Manor Solomon are sidelined through injury for Spurs. Rodrigo Bentancur has returned to training but he will likely have to get back up to match fitness before he returns to squad action.
Over 2.5 Tottenham goals @ 5/2
Spurs may be top of the table but Postecoglou was not happy with his side’s first-half performance in their 2-0 victory over Fulham on Monday night. You can see why because Tottenham could’ve easily come away from that game having scored a lot more against the Cottagers, who were very susceptible to mistakes at the back.
The Australian coach will no doubt look for a more ruthless attacking display against Crystal Palace on Friday. The Eagles conceded four against Newcastle last time out and they have a lot of defensive concerns of their own. Spurs may be away from home but we are expecting them to play like they are the home side, and they should be able to put a few goals away in this one.
Son Heung-min to score anytime @ 13/10
One player we are expecting to get on the scoresheet here is Spurs’ captain Son Heung-min, who has been rediscovering his form since Postecoglou took over in the summer. The South Korean international has scored seven goals in nine Premier League appearances this term and only Erling Haaland (nine) has scored more.
Son scored the opening goal against Fulham on Monday night and so he will be raring to go again in another London derby. He is back to playing at his best and when he is at this level, it is very difficult to keep him quiet on the pitch.