Tottenham vs Crystal Palace
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 26 December 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The Spurs are on the path of regaining their pride and confidence. After the arrival of Antonio Conte, their fortunes have made a massive turnaround. Currently they are in the seventh position, and are on a long unbeaten run.
They also have three games in hand, and if they play their cards right, they could be in contention for a top-four finish.
This Sunday, they are at home, and are locking horns with the terribly inconsistent Crystal Palace. The team has managed a total of just four wins all through the campaign, and particularly on the road, they have been an even bigger mess.
And with an inferior h2h record as well, their prospects do not look good this weekend. Expect Tottenham to extend their unbeaten run for another game week.
Tottenham vs Crystal Palace Head-to-head (h2h)
- Conte’s men were unbeaten in 12 of the past 15 clashes.
- They had scored four or more goals in two of the past five meetings.
- At home, they are on a five-fixture winning streak.
- The Spurs have a combined scorecard of 10-1, from the last three clashes at their home.
Key Stats for Betting
Palace have a single win on the road this whole season.
They also have a total of three clean sheets on the road in the whole of 2021. One of these had come against Sheffield United (who currently play in the Championship).
Meanwhile, Conte’s men need a surplus of just six points to climb to the fourth spot – and that too with three games in hand.
They have lost just twice at home this league season. The defeats had come against Manchester United, and Chelsea.
Tottenham vs Crystal Palace Prediction & Analysis
Tottenham recorded a 2-2 draw the last match-day, against the in-form Liverpool. They have been in great form lately, and particularly at this venue, they have been a dominant side for visiting teams.
In fact, they had scored two or more goals in seven of the past nine home appearances, and they had also gone on two separate four-fixture winning streaks at this venue in 2021-22.
On the other hand, Palace were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Southampton the last game week. They were also winless in 14 of their past 18 games, and they have a total of four wins on the road in the whole of 2021.
Taking into account these observations, expect a win for Tottenham this Sunday.