Crystal Palace vs. Tottenham Hotspur Prediction, 7/26/20
Still fighting for a top-six finish in the Premier League, 7th-placed Tottenham Hotspur will pay a visit to 14th-placed Crystal Palace, who have lost seven league contests in succession. Kick-off - at 11:00 AM ET on Sunday, July 26.
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Palace Lose Seventh In Row
The losing streak of Crystal Palace stretched out to seven Premier League fixtures after the team was beaten with a count of 2-0 by Wolverhampton Wanderers away at Molineux Stadium on Monday. The Eagles almost matched the hosts in ball possession (47%) and shots (11-7 to the Wolves), but failed to generate any urgency, allowing a goal in each half, failing to find the back of the net themselves for the sixth time in their past seven matches. It was the first time head coach Roy Hodgson lost seven successive games in his managerial career in England, as Crystal Palace sits14th in the EPL (W11 D9 L17), safe from relegation.
Ghanaian forward Jordan Ayew leads the Eagles with nine league markers. Goalie Vicente Guaita, meanwhile, resides 8th in the Premier League with 109 saves. He has posted 10 clean sheets in 34 contests during the ongoing campaign and allows a strike every 75 minutes of play. Crystal Palace has netted the 2nd lowest amount of goals this year (30) while delivering the 2nd lowest quantity of shots per game (9.8). The team is 13th in both ball possession (46.3%) and passing accuracy (76.4%).
Tottenham Win Third In Row
Tottenham Hotspur boosted their chances of finishing in the top-six of the Premier League this season after recording their third consecutive victory following a 3-0 triumph over Leicester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday. Spurs enjoyed just 29% of ball possession and were outshot by more than a triple (24-7), but took a 1-0 lead in the 6th minute through an own-goal by the Foxes before Harry Kane netted twice in a matter of three minutes before the interval. Unbeaten in their last five outings (W4 D1), Tottenham are 7th in the league with a W16 D10 L11 record, trailing the top-six by a single point.
English striker Kane tops Spurs scoring table with 17 Premier League goals for the year. Frenchman Hugo Lloris, meanwhile, occupies the 14th place in the EPL’s goalkeeper chart with 80 saves. He has recorded six clean sheets in 20 contests during the current campaign and gives up a goal every 86 minutes on average. Tottenham are 6th in most league strikes netted this year (60), 11th in most shots taken per game (11.8), 8th in ball possession (51.4%), and 7th in passing accuracy (81.4%).
Crystal Palace have collected nine consecutive league defeats against Tottenham Hotspur - their longest losing streak against a single opponent in top-flight history. They have managed to bank just a single goal during the skid (an own-goal by Jan Vertonghen in January 2016), being outscored 15-1 throughout the stretch. The Eagles have been toothless in their last seven Premier League contests as well, losing each while failing to score in six of them, and currently is on the verge of matching their club league record of eight straight losses. Tottenham, on the other hand, are riding a three-game winning run and will be looking to pick up all three points here, currently sitting just one point below 6th-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers, who are traveling to Chelsea in a parallel fixture.
Tottenham Hotspur to win to nil (+155)
Harry Kane to score anytime (-130)