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Crystal Palace v Tottenham Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

January 22, 2019

- Grant Whittington

Selhurst Park - FA Cup

It is a London derby in the FA Cup fourth round as Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham head to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace.

Past Meetings

Tottenham won 1-0 away at Palace earlier this season, with Juan Foyth netting the winning goal for Pochettino's side that day. Spurs have won their last five meetings with Palace, all by a 1-0 score line.

Team News

Palace have no fresh news on the injury front, and will still be missing Vincente Guita Wayne Hennessey and Papa Souare through long term injuries.

Spurs will be without Harry Kane until March, due to an ankle injury, with Dele Alli ruled out with a thigh problem. Lucas Moura could return from a knee injury, but Victor Wanyama and Moussa Sissoko are out injured, and Hueng Son Min is away at the Asian Cup.

Crystal Palace v Tottenham Predictions and Preview

Crystal Palace almost pulled off a shock result at Anfield last time out, before going down 4-3 in a see saw game against Jurgen Klopp's side. The Eagles beat Grimsby in the last round, but they have not eased their fears of being dragged into a relegation battle with back to back defeats in league action.

Spurs have an injury crisis in attack, and Pochettino is likely to have to go with Fernando Llorente in attack in this game, despite the Spaniard's struggles in front of goal. The other options is promoting from the club's youth set up, with Kazaiah Sterling and Troy Parrott reported to be options.

Despite their injury woes, Tottenham are in strong form, with eight wins in their last ten games in league and cup action ahead of this weekend.

This could be one of the ties of the round, but Spurs should have enough to progress, and an away win is priced at a tempting 11/8.
With injuries in key areas, Tottenham have not been as free flowing in recent weeks, with three goals in their last three games - and with that in mind this tie could be a low scorer - with an under 2.5 goals bet priced at 4/5.

Recommended Bets

Tottenham to win 2-0 at 10/1

Spurs know that the FA Cup represents a real chance of silverware this season, and the opportunity for Pochettino to win his first trophy as manager of the club. For that reason they will field as strong a side as they can in this tie, and benefit from Palace's relegation distractions.

Lucas Moura to score anytime at 2/1

With Kane, Alli and Son all out of action for the visitors, Brazilian international Moura is likely to be sharing the goal scoring burden with Llorente in the coming weeks. He has already netted eight goals so far this season, and he looks set to kick on following his return from injury.

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