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Preview: Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur

10 November 2018

Crystal Palace play host to Tottenham Hotspur this Saturday for a 17.30 kick-off, having typically struggled against the Lillywhites in recent years.

For this match, however, the Eagles have been recently buoyed by their last result against north London’s other major power, a 2-2 draw with Arsenal.

Palace have had a hit-and-miss season so far but have played resolutely in recent weeks, having also trained hard in preparation to face the visiting Spurs.

Mauricio Pochettino's side played PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday, beating them 2-1 in the Champions League Group Stage.

Team news

Palace frontman Connor Wickham will not feature as Palace's available squad remains unchanged from last Sunday's game against Chelsea while Tottenham's injury list is lengthy.

Spurs are without defenders Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen while midfielders Victor Wanyama and Eric Dier are currently doubts. In addition, Mousa Dembele has been sidelined for at least two months.

Full team news can be found here.

Did you know?

Of the last 26 Premier League goals scored during a meeting between Palace and Spurs, 25 of them have come in the second-half - just one first-half goal in 14 top-flight matches.

Head-to-head

  Palace wins Spurs wins Draws Total
League 8 25 11 44
FA Cup 3 2 1 6
League Cup 0 1 1 2
Total 11 28 13 52

The ref

Jonathan Moss will referee this game, with Crystal Palace having won 20 of the 25 games in which he has been in charge.

Key game elsewhere

A struggling Southampton face hit-and-miss Watford at home on Saturday for a 15.00 kick-off. The Saints will be playing on the back of a 6-1 away loss to Manchester City and currently sit just one point behind Palace. The Eagles can extend their lead over the south-coast side significantly this weekend should the Hornets be victorious.

Big game flashback

In early 2015, Crystal Palace played host to a Spurs team 10 league positions ahead of the Eagles for Alan Pardew’s first match in charge of the south London club.

Coming from behind after Harry Kane opened the scoring, Dwight Gayle and Jason Puncheon combined to lead Palace into a 2-1 home victory and deliver Tottenham’s 300th ever Premier League defeat.

The Eagles would go on to narrow the gap until they finished the season 10th - just five places behind Spurs.

Live coverage

The game will be shown live on BT Sport 1, with coverage starting at 17.00.

If you live abroad, find out where you can watch the game with our Worldwide TV Listings

As always, fans can pay just £1.49 to listen to full commentary on the game via Palace Audio while our official Twitter will be providing live updates throughout the day and highlights will be available from midnight on Palace TV.

Alternatively, if you are following from around the world, why not see if there is an official Supporters’ Club meeting to watch the game in your city. Find the nearest one to you here.

Tickets and travel

The game is sold out for general admission tickets, though premium packages are still available

Ticket Holders are advised to arrive early due to enhanced security checks, and Season Ticket Holders must bring their card. Fans are advised, as always, not to purchase tickets from touts or on online resale sites.

Useful information for home and away fans about pre-match entertainment, travel tips and stadium details can be found in our Matchday Guide.

The matchday programme can be purchased in various ways. Find out more here


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