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Spurs Odyssey Preview - Crystal Palace v Spurs, 27.10.23

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Full Record of Spurs -v- Crystal Palace

Prem        Pl   W   D   L  For-Ag  Pts
Home        14   9   4   1  22 - 5   31
Away        14   8   3   3  21 -14   27
Total(Prem) 28  17   7   4  43 -19   58  2.07 Pts per game
Football Lge
Home(Div 1)  9   5   2   2   14 -6   12
Away(Div 1)  9   5   3   1   16 -9   14
Total(Div 1)18  10   5   3   30 -15  26
Football Lge  
Home(Div 2)  1   0   1   0    2 -2    1
Away(Div 2)  1   1   0   0    2 -1    2
Total(Div 2) 2   1   1   0    4 -3    3
Total(Prem) 28  17   7   4   43 -19  58
Total(Div 1)18  10   5   3   30 -15  26 
Total(Div 2) 2   1   1   0    4 -3    3
Grand Total 48  28  13   7   77 -37  87  1.81 Pts per game

Last Six Premier League results:-

C. Palace   -     WLDWDL

C. Palace  3-2    Wolves
A. Villa   3-1    C. Palace
C. Palace  0-0    Fulham
Man Utd    0-1    C. Palace
C. Palace  0-0    Nottm Fst
Newcastle  4-0    C. Palace

Spurs       -     WWDWWW
Burnley    2-5    Spurs
Spurs      2-1    Sheff Utd
Arsenal    2-2    Spurs
Spurs      2-1    Liverpool
Luton      0-1    Spurs
Spurs      2-0    Fulham

Pos            P  W  D  L   F-A   GD  Pts
 1. Spurs      9  7  2  0  20-8   12   23
11. C. Palace  9  3  3  3   7-11  -4   12

Spurs favourites to consolidate, surely?

Crystal Palace v Spurs, 04.01.23

Thanks to Cassim Patel for the picture, taken at last season's corresponding game

Having closed last week's Premier League action with a 2-0 win over Fulham on Monday night, we open this weekend's programme with tomorrow's "Friday night football" at Selhurst Park (Live on Sky - 8pm). We beat Palace 4-0 away last January and Palace lost 4-0 at Newcastle on Saturday. We must have a great chance to extend our lead at the top of the 10-game table, surely?

When Kane and Son Heung-min found the net in Spurs' 4-0 win at Palace, it was the competition-high 34th time they'd both scored in a match, overtaking Liverpool's Salah and Sadio Mane (33). Harry and "Sonny" added to their record, scoring together in two more Premier League games last season.

Kane scored the solitary goal in last season's home game, giving us a sixth league double over Palace since the Selhurst Park team became a Premier League side, all of which have been achieved since 2013.

Tottenham's only defeat in their last 16 Premier League meetings with Crystal Palace was a 3-0 loss at Selhurst Park in the 21/22 season. Wilfried Zaha scored in that game. Zaha finally left Palace this summer and now plays for Galatasaray. Along with former Spur Davinson Sanchez, Zaha played in Tuesday night's home defeat to Harry Kane's Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Early in July, Palace confirmed that Roy Hodgson (who was 76 in August) would continue as the club's manager for a further year. Under Hodgson, Palace were rejuvenated and won 5, drew 3 and lost just two of their last ten games of last season to ensure another Premier League season. One of those two defeats was to Spurs.

There were 43 years and 308 days between the ages of Tottenham Hotspur's Ryan Mason and Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson when they met on the touchline in our home game in May, the biggest gap between two managers facing off in Premier League history.

James McArthur and former club captain Luka Milivojevic were released by Palace and Jefferson Lerma signed after the completion of his contract at Bournemouth. Palace also signed England goalkeeper Dean Henderson on a five-year deal from Manchester United, and Arsenal defender Rob Holding, who completed a 4 million pound move.

Palace have injury problems, with Olise, Eze and Henderson absent with thigh (hamstring?) trouble. They also lost James Tomkins with a calf injury last week. Attacking midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp, who has often scored against Spurs will have a late assessment.

Pape Sarr had some illness and was withdrawn after 62 minutes against Fulham, but should be okay. Yves Bissouma will be available after suspension, but one more yellow card means another enforced rest for him. Destiny Udogie suffered some muscular tightness, but should be fit to play.

Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou has picked up 23 points from his first nine games as a manager in the Premier League (W7 D2), more than any other manager in the history of the competition (Mike Walker and Guus Hiddink next on 22).

Former Palace Captain Mile Jedinak joined Ange Postecoglou's coaching team this summer. Jedinak was born in Sydney and made 79 International appearances for his country, who were once coached by "Big Ange".

Until Monday, when he scored our second goal, all seven of James Maddison's goal involvements for Tottenham in the Premier League this season had been away, scoring twice and providing five assists.

I am hoping for a comfortable away win, and have predicted 3-1 to Spurs.

Andy Madley is our match referee for the first time this season and the fifth time in all. Last season we saw him three times, losing two and winning just one game. That win was the 1-0 home win against Manchester City. The last time Mr. Madley refereed Crystal Palace was when they lost 3-0 at home on Boxing Day to Fulham. Palace had two players sent off that day.

Did you know? Arthur Rowe, who was allocated Legacy number 306 as announced today on the THFC official site, was Tottenham born and bred, and was Spurs through and through. Having progressed through our youth ranks to become a first team player, Arthur helped us return to England's top flight in 1933. It was as our manager though where Rowe left his lasting legacy. Implementing his now famed 'push and run' tactic, he led us to the 1949/50 Second Division Championship in his first ever season before steering us to our first-ever top-flight title the very next season.

Arthur Rowe also managed Crystal Palace between 1960 and April 1966 (in two spells).

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