Tottenham Hotspurs head into Week 11 of Premier League action on Sunday in the lunchtime fixture at Wembley Stadium. The Spurs are fresh from the midweek triumph that saw the North Londoners overcome the reigning European champions, Real Madrid, in Champions League during midweek. Tottenham Hotspurs lost their second Premier League defeat last weekend when they succumbed to a 1-0 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Apart from the surprising 2-1 win over Chelsea at Selhurst Park in October, Crystal Palace season has been pathetic with Roy Hodgson's side losing eight of the opening ten Premier League matches.

The Eagles have been blunt in front of opposition's goal area with the team only managing to score a paltry four goals in the ten league matches played so far. Crystal Palace was lucky to secure a point at the weekend in the 2-2 draw against West Ham United with Wilfried Zaha scoring a late equalizer for the hosts at Selhurst Park.

Talking points

  • Tottenham Hotspurs are unbeaten in twenty-three out of the last twenty-four Premier League home matches. In fact, the only home match that the North Londoners have lost is the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.
  • Crystal Palace has lost all the seven away Premier League matches. The Eagles have been pathetic on the road to the extent that they've failed to score any goal in the previous seven away fixtures in the league.
  • The last five meetings between the two sides have seen a winner emerge on each occasion with Tottenham Hotspurs prevailing four times while Crystal Palace has only won once. All the Spurs' victories in the encounters came in Premier League while the Eagles' only glory came in FA Cup.
  • All the last six contests featuring Tottenham Hotspurs and Crystal Palace have witnessed low scoring with each of the six matches realizing less than a total of three goals. The Spurs have failed to concede goals in five out of the last seven encounters with the Eagles in all competitions.
  • Interestingly, the only home game that the Spurs have lost this season was against Chelsea while the Eagles have only won a single Premier League match this season and it was against Chelsea. The two teams have played against West Ham United in the games that have yielded a massive number goals.

Team news

The fixture comes too early for Hugo Lloris, Toby Alderweireld, and Victor Wanyama who are all sidelined with injuries.

Mauricio Pochetino is likely to name the same squad that conquered Real Madrid in midweek except for the injured duo of Hugo Lloris and Toby Alderweireld. Harry Kane will lead the hosts' onslaught for goals while a midfield packed with six players including Christian Eriksen, Danny Rose, Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko, Serge Aurier, and Dele Alli.

Michel Vorm will deputize the injured Hugo Lloris between the sticks while Eric Dier, Davinson Sanchez, and Jan Vertonghen will form a three-man defensive line.

Roy Hodgson will still be relying on Wilfried Zaha to score for his side the first away league goal since the season started. The Eagles head into the contest without Sullay Kaikai, Christian Benteke, Connor Wickham and Chung-Yong Lee who are all nursing various forms of injuries.

The manager is likely to field a four-man midfield composed of; Luka Milivojevic, Yohan Cabaye, Jeffrey Schlupp, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek while Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha will lead the hunt for goals.

Full-time prediction: Tottenham Hotspurs 3-1 Crystal Palace