Tottenham v Crystal Palace Asian Handicap Betting Preview – Sat 20th August by @tashason21

Tottenham v Crystal Palace – White Hart Lane at 15:00 

Spurs take on Crystal Palace in their second Premier League game of the season, after drawing 1-1 away at Everton last weekend.

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Tottenham went a goal down within the first 5 minutes at Goodison Park, after Ross Barkley eluded all, including goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and scored with a free-kick.

Erik Lamela managed to rescue a point for Tottenham however in the 59th minute, when his header found the back of the net.

 

Erik Lamela

Erik Lamela

Mauricio Pochettino hasn’t been too busy this transfer window, although he has added to his squad with the signings of Victor Wanyama (Southampton) and Vincent Janssen (AZ Alkmaar).

Mousa Dembele continues to be suspended for the match against Palace and Hugo Lloris is set to be out for a month after picking up a hamstring injury, so Michel Vorm will replace him between the sticks.

Harry Kane failed to score last weekend, but he will be looking to get off the mark as soon as possible as he doesn’t want a repeat of last season, whereby he failed to find the net in his first 6 Premier League games.

As for Crystal Palace, last season Alan Pardew led his side to the FA Cup final, but their campaign ended in disappointment, with Palace really struggling in the second half of the season and they finished 15th in the Premier League table.

Yannick Bolasie’s £30m move to Everton will no doubt leave a huge gap to fill in midfield and other Palace signings have seen Andros Townsend (Newcastle) and James Tomkins (West Ham) join the club this transfer window.

Palace are still in the hunt for further reinforcements however and are currently after Christian Benteke, although a £23m bid by The Eagles has been rejected by Liverpool for the striker.

The Eagles also appear to be interested in signing out of favour Chelsea striker Loic Remy on loan as they look to replace Dwight Gayle who they sold to Newcastle United.

Pardew didn’t get off to the best of starts last weekend in his first Premier League game against West Brom, losing 1-0 at home as Salomon Rondon’s header was enough to give The Baggies a narrow victory.

In terms of how this match is going to pan out, if history is to go by, Tottenham have lost just the one Premier League home fixture against Palace since 1997! Spurs also won both league matches against Palace last season and I think they will win comfortably at home on Saturday and as a result, I recommend backing Tottenham -1.25 on the Asian Handicap betting market.

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Tottenham -1.25 @ 2.06 with 188BET

Prices correct at time of writing.

By @tashason21.

 

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