24th Feb 2018 | Premier League

Poch Loves Playing Palace

The Spurs' manager has won 7 league games against Palace going back to his Southampton days. The Eagles have 12 players out so the chances are he can make it 8 on Sunday.

Crystal Palace are still in the middle of a full-blown injury crisis so this is a bad time to face one of the top Premier League sides who are in form.

But best odds of 1/2 on the away win aren’t particularly tempting against a side beaten just once at home since September. It should be close and backing Spurs to win by one goal makes sense at best odds of 11/4 with Skybet.

Tottenham haven’t been winning enough on the road across all competitions and Pochettino will be keen to get back to grinding out the three points in games like this in order to keep the pursuit of the top four, maybe even top two, on track.

The Eagles will miss Zaha and Sakho more than most while the poor goalscoring form of Benteke, particularly at Selhurst Park, remains a critical concern.

Odds correct at time of publishing: 15:12 24th Feb, 2018 but subject to change