Tottenham Hotspur vs Crystal Palace
English Premier League, England
Date: Wednesday, 3rd April 2019
Kick off at: 19.45 UK Time
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
Losing their third place seat, Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to regain it back this midweek. Mauricio Pochettino’s side are in need of three points as another defeat could cost them their fourth place spot.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Crystal Palace Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for this Premier League midweek battle. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them get maximum results.
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: Lloris(g);Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies(def);Waynama, Sissoko(mid); Eriksen, Alli, Son(Att mid); Kane(att).
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Guaita(g);Wan-Bissaka, Tomkis, Dann, Van Arnholt(def);Milivojevic, McArthur, Schlupp(mid);Townsend, Batshuayi, Zaha(att).
Before going into this Premier League encounter, both teams have already been involved in several other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): LDWLL
Tottenham have been having a very poor run of results in their recent five matches, winning one, losing three and drawing one. Pochettino’s squad also loses their last two straight league fixtures.
After losing against Southampton, Spurs also suffered a disappointing defeat versus Liverpool. Pochettino certainly keen on ending that run of defeats this midweek.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :LWLLW
Palace themselves haven’t been in a much better form winning two games and losing three out of their last five. Roy Hodgson’s did win their latest fixture though, beating struggling Huddersfield Town 2-0.
That victory could improve the team’s confidence ahead of their midweek travel. Palace will try their best in getting a positive result against Tottenham.
Pochettino still has some injury concern ahead of the midweek battle with several names are not available. Serge Aurier, Dier, Erik Lamela and Fernando Llorente are reportedly injured.
Meanwhile, Harry Winks is still doubtful for Tuesday match, though he could be included in the squad. Up front, Spurs will continue to rely on Harry Kane, Heung Ming-Son and Dele Alli.
Palace also have their own injury issues with Souare, Sakho along with Sako all still not available. Michy Batshuayi set to lead the front line for the visitor at Wembley Stadium.
Wilfried Zaha along with Andros Townsend will be occupying that flank role to help Batshuayi. Hodgson will be hoping that their defense can hold up well against Spurs’ attack.
Head to Head Records:
The last five meetings between both teams have mostly went into Spurs favor with four wins and one defeat.
However, their latest encounter earlier this season ended in quite comfortable 2-0 victory for Palace.
In dire needs for victory, Spurs will push hard straight from kick off as they’re looking to control things early on. Pochettino will be hoping that his side won’t be losing concentration again just like their last two games.
Palace themselves won’t make things easy for the home team as Hodgson’s side are also keen for victory. Tottenham are favorite on paper, but their recent poor form make things becomes unpredictable.
Final Score: 2-1