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Crystal Palace v Tottenham betting tips: Leaders hope to stay perfect

| 04.09.2021

Crystal Palace v Spurs betting tips and odds

The international break is over and the Premier League returns this weekend with Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off between Crystal Palace and Tottenham.

Spurs are the only Premier League team to have made a perfect start to the season and are 17/20 favourites to make it four successive wins at Selhurst Park.

The Eagles, 11/10 to be relegated this season, are playing in their fourth London derby in a row and have yet to win so let’s examine the markets and odds in our Palace v Spurs betting tips.

Match Odds

Palace twice came back from a goal down to earn a point at West Ham before the international break to make it back-to-back stalemates and they have drawn this fixture in the last two seasons.

A share of the spoils is 12/5 and a third consecutive 1-1 draw is priced at 11/2 for Saturday’s Palace v Spurs betting tips.

Both clubs strengthened during the transfer window with Spurs bringing in right-back Emerson Royal from Barcelona, winger Bryan Gill from Sevilla and centre-back Cristian Romero joined on loan from Atalanta, but their biggest coup was keeping Harry Kane from the clutches of Manchester City.

 

Lo Celso, Romero and Davinson Sanchez are all unavilable and will not return to the club until next Saturday after they defied Premier League rules to go on international duty.

Neither player got off the bench for the 1-0 win against Watford which was Spurs’ third successive victory by that scoreline which is available at 6/1.

Son Heung-min scored the winner against Manchester City and the Hornets and we go 20/1 on the South Korean scoring the only goal of the game again, although he picked up a slight calf strain on World Cup qualifying duty so it may be best to wait for a fitness check.

Palace signed Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard on transfer deadline day but they failed to score in their first two games and are 21/10 to lose to nil this weekend.

Talking Tactics

Nuno Espirito Santo has deployed a 4-3-3 in all three Premier League games, the system used by Patrick Vieira in Palace’s last two outings.

Oliver Skipp, Dele Alli and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg have formed a three-man midfield in each of Spurs’ three matches and Kane should be involved despite his World Cup qualifying exertions with England.

Palace duo Jordan Ayew and Jeffrey Schlupp both returned from international duty early with injuries, so teenager Jesurun Rak-Sakyi could be in for a shock start.

Goalscorer Odds

Kane is the 14/5 favourite to break the deadlock and with doubts surrounding the fitness of Son, Lucas Moura or Steven Bergwijn could be the men to strike first at 5/1 and 9/1 respectively.

Alli was not selected for England duty and is 15/2 to bag the opener or 3/1 to score in our Palace v Spurs betting tips.

Edouard, Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha are all 6/1 to draw first blood from the Palace team while Will Hughes, a summer signing from Watford, is 28/1 in this marker or 11/1 to score.

Match Info

Where: Selhurst Park

When: 12:30, Saturday 11th September

How to watch: BT Sport

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Author

Warren Barner