Throwing away a two-goal lead against Arsenal prior to the international break, Tottenham are in desperate need of a response as they welcome Crystal Palace to North London on Saturday.
Still failing to get out of the blocks at the start of the 2019/2020 campaign, Mauricio Pochettino’s men have failed to win any of their last three top-flight appearances and the mood in their camp is at a worrying low.
On the flip side, while Tottenham might be struggling for form, Crystal Palace are enjoying a minor purple patch.
Entering September fourth in the standings and winning back-to-back matchups, Roy Hodgson’s men also clinched a famous 2-1 win away at Old Trafford last month.
While Spurs may have won their last six Premier League meetings against the Eagles, their contests have a reputation for being cagey encounters.
Remarkably, each of the last eight matches between Tottenham and Palace have seen under 2.5 goals at full-time and a similar outcome can be found at 13/10 with Bet365 this weekend.
Spurs’ underwhelming start continues
While Mauricio Pochettino may have seen his side manage to escape the Emirates with a point last time out, they were largely outplayed and are coming under some increasing scrutiny.
Picking up just five points out of a possible 12, including a 1-0 defeat at home to Newcastle last month, Saturday’s hosts are still someway off mounting any kind of title push.
If Spurs are to refined a similar level that helped them reach the Champions League Final over the summer, then the Lilywhites will be looking for attacking talisman Harry Kane to lead their charge.
Sadly for Tottenham, putting in a string of lacklustre performances at the start of the new campaign, Spurs’ Argentinean boss has also been hit with another injury headache.
Despite making the move to North London over the summer, playmaker Giovani Lo Celso has already been hit with a hip injury and has been ruled out until the end of October.
The high-flying Eagles
Although many felt that Crystal Palace were lucky to land a controversial 1-0 win over Aston Villa prior to the international break, Roy Hodgson will take a string of positives away from his sides start to the new season.
Now securing back-to-back victories, including their dramatic late winner against Manchester United at Old Trafford, the Eagles have remarkably lost just one of their last eight matches against Premier League opposition.
Also picking up victories over United and Arsenal on that run, fans around Selhurst Park could be on course to enjoy their most successful campaign in recent memory.
You will be interested to know that Saturday’s guests can be found at 11/4 to secure a top-half finish come May.
While Tottenham might have one attacking talisman who is enjoying a bright start to the 2019/2020 campaign, the former England boss has his own leading man enjoying a purple patch.
Continuing to impress since being drafted into Hodgson’s starting XI, the red-hot Jordan Ayew has now scored two in his last two and can be found at 7/2 with Ladbrokes to extend that run in North London this weekend.