Crystal Palace v Tottenham: Eagles can continue current hot streak

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None of the Premier League’s so-called ‘big boys’ want to face Crystal Palace right now.

Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal have all been defeated by the Eagles this month, and we reckon there’s plenty of value in backing Tottenham to be their fourth scalp of April.

Palace have now won six of their last eight games, with Sam Allardyce turning the Eagles from relegation candidates to a side with realistic ambitions of a top-half finish – currently just two points below ninth-placed Southampton.

For their part, Tottenham are close to unplayable at their best. But Sunday’s draining and demoralising 4-2 defeat to Chelsea showed the Lilywhites’ soft underbelly.

Add to that the fact Palace have won this fixture since the start of 2015, and there’s reason to believe they could leave Spurs reeling once again.

That means the 9/2 for the hosts to win at Selhurst Park looks like good value, with Tottenham 6/10 for the victory, and the draw priced up at 16/5.

However, if you fancy a safer selection, the Double Chance on Palace or a draw @ 11/8 looks generously priced.

One man who can definitely do the damage here is Christian Benteke. The Belgian powerhouse has netted five times in as many games for the Eagles, as well as grabbing a brace for his national side against Russia.

He’s - - to add to his tally anytime, while - - says he grabs two or more goals for the second game running.

We certainly reckon there’ll be goals. Both sides have found the net in four of Palace’s last five games, while Tottenham’s last four outings have seen the net bulge a combined 18 times. So the 8/13 for Both Teams to Score looks a safe bet.

Meanwhile, with the hosts having won the second half in each of their last three games, the 18/5 for Second Half Result: Crystal Palace shouldn’t be overlooked either.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.