Frustrations appear to be rising at Tottenham Hotspur, as Antonio Conte cut an increasingly annoyed figure in Tottenham’s previous game. Things won’t be getting much easier for the North London side on Wednesday, as they travel to Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace, who are enjoying another fine season under the former Arsenal captain.
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Antonio Conte has already questioned whether his Spurs side are capable of finishing in the Champions League spots this season, as they dropped out of the top four following defeat in their previous fixture. They could come into this match five points behind Manchester United, while they have played a game more than their chief rivals for the fourth spot.
Spurs are yet to win a fixture since the Premier League resumed, as they were held to Brentford on Boxing Day. However, defensively, they have looked weak in both matches. Tottenham has conceded four in their latest two games, while they weren’t able to respond after going 2-0 down against Villa in their previous match. That run of form means that they have now won just once in their previous four games.
Crystal Palace is enjoying yet another fine season in the Premier League under Vieira. The Eagles are currently eleventh in the league standings, and have won three of their previous five games. Palace bounced back to form in excellent fashion following defeat after Christmas, as they picked up a great 2-0 win on the road against Bournemouth.
Both goals in that win were scored in the opening period, with Jordan Ayew breaking the deadlock, before Eberechi Eze doubled the advantage with just nine minutes remaining before the break. Palace has once again excelled at home, winning four of the seven games that they have played at Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Head to Head
Palace were commanding winners in this fixture last season, as they claimed an emphatic 3-0 win against Spurs. Meanwhile, Tottenham hasn’t won any of their previous ten away matches against London sides in the Premier League.
Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Prediction
The wheels could fall off for Conte and his Spurs side at Selhurst Park, as it is often a daunting place to visit when the home fans are in full voice. Spurs have been weak in recent weeks in the Premier League, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see the home side win this fixture 2-1.
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