Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur Match Betting Tip

The Alan Pardew reign at Crystal Palace will begin with a clash against a resurgent Tottenham Hotspur and the match looks set to be an exciting encounter between the two London sides.

Crystal Palace Betting News

After abruptly sacking Neil Warnock, Crystal Palace have moved on quickly to appoint Alan Pardew as the manager and the fans are now optimistic that the club can begin their rise up the table under the 53-year old.

However, Pardew has been handed a very difficult first assignment as he prepares his side for a visit of Tottenham Hotspur and the fans should be cautious not to expect too much from the clash, considering the strength of the opposition.

Glenn Murray and James McArthur are doubts for the game while Pardew will be without Mile Jedinak and Yannick Bolasie due to their participation in the Asian Cup and the African Cup of Nations respectively.

Tottenham Hotspur Betting News

Tottenham Hotspur proved their credentials of finishing in the top four by simply blitzing past leaders Chelsea last time out and the performance has given a warning to other European contenders that the North London side should be taken seriously.

Spurs are currently on a seven match winning streak and Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping that his side can continue such a run when they square off against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Other than Erik Lamela and Ryan Mason, Pochettino should have his full complement of players to select from.

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur Match Prediction

These two sides played out a dull 0-0 draw last time out at White Hart Lane but with Spurs firing on all cylinders, such a repeat looks unlikely this time around.

A team with a new manager usually tends to raise their game and Palace should be pumped for the clash this weekend. However, Spurs look too strong and should play party poopers to Pardew’s homecoming.

Match Betting Tip: Tottenham to win @2.15 at Bet365

: Posted in Premier League • Date: 31.01.2015