Crystal Palace v Tottenham match preview and prediction

Since Premier League is yet to properly get going, let’s have a look at the statistics for Crystal Palace and Tottenham last year:

Crystal Palace finished in 5th place in the Championship last year on 72 points, and gained promotion to Premier League. They were the team with the second best attack in the league, having scored 73 goals and conceded 62. Last year their record in the Championship was nineteen victories, fifteen draws and twelve losses.

The Spurs finished in 5th spot in the Premier League with 72 points. They were involved in quite a lot of high-scoring matches: twenty-five overs from 38 games, which is 66%. At the end of last season, their record stood at twenty-one wins, nine draws and eight defeats, scoring 66 goals and conceding 46.

The gulf in form between these teams is obvious, therefore the home-field advantage most likely will not be enough for Crystal Palace to cause an upset against Tottenham. In a match as one-sided as this one, handicap betting is the way to go.

Updated: August 18, 2013 — 11:54 am
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