Tottenham have managed just one win across their opening four Premier League (PL) matches.
Although an underwhelming return, their games have tended to be exciting, with three of those four contests seeing exactly four match goals.
This has contributed to them scoring at least one goal in five of their previous seven competitive matches.
Although scoring hasn’t been a problem for the Champions League finalists, defensive frailties have seen them concede a goal in each of their previous ten competitive matches.
However, ‘Spurs’ can take solace in knowing that none of those fixtures saw them concede over two goals.
It’s been a better start to the season for Crystal Palace who have lost just one of their five competitive matches.
Their games have tended to be tight however, with four of those fixtures seeing just one match goal or less.
Notably though, when the goals do come they tend to come in the second half – four of the five scored in their matches this season have come after half-time.
The ‘Eagles’ have lost six of the previous seven competitive H2H meetings with Spurs (W1, L6).
Interestingly, the home team on the day has won each of the two previous meetings by the same 2-0 scoreline.
Players to watch: Forward Harry Kane (TOT) has seven goals in his previous six club and international appearances. His previous three competitive matches saw him score a goal in the first half.
Former Spurs man Andros Townsend scored vs his old club for Palace last season in their 2-0 FA Cup victory.