Live match preview – Tottenham vs C Palace 26.12.2021

Team news, statistics and predictions ahead of Tottenham-Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Boxing Day; kick-off 15:00.

Team news

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has no new injury problems ahead of Santo Stefano’s visit to Crystal Palace.

Ryan Sessegnon had a muscle problem during Spurs’ last Premier League match at home against Liverpool on Sunday and will miss again.

Cristian Romero (hamstring) was already sidelined and remains absent, but Tottenham are in good health otherwise and no new cases of Covid-19.

Crystal Palace he will certainly be without James McArthur for the journey through London due to a hamstring injury.

Nathan Ferguson is another not up to par after nearly two years of absence, but recently returned to training in the first team.

Eagles boss Patrick Vieira revealed at his pre-match press conference that the club had “a couple of cases” this week, but did not disclose whether it was the players or Selhurst Park staff who contracted Covid. -19.

How to follow

Follow Tottenham vs Crystal Palace on our live match blog. The highlights will also be published on Sky Sport’s digital platforms and on the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel starting at 5.15pm on Boxing Day.

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The highlights of the Carabao Cup quarter-final match between Tottenham and West Ham.

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Crystal Palace’s draw with Southampton in the Premier League.

Jones Knows Prediction

Tottenham’s performance in the 2-2 draw with Liverpool was further proof that Antonio Conte is at the helm this season. In a short amount of time it made them incredibly more efficient in both boxes. This should make them too strong for Palace, who has only won one of their last six Premier League games.

Not sure if it’s because he’s having trouble keeping up with the game so he misses out on a lot of key incidents or maybe it’s just his smiling demeanor, but referee Jon Moss isn’t one he’s looking to pocket this season. He has only received 21 yellow cards in 10 Premier League games this season and six of those came in his last match between Manchester City and Wolves.

I can see the argument for low cards in this bout. Tottenham are defending deeper under Antonio Conte which means they are a very difficult team to build counter-attacks against. Counters and cards go hand in hand. Palace may be fouled against Spurs counters, but overall, this should be a game played in a controlled manner. In 10 of Moss’s last 13 Premier League games, the game has produced fewer than 40 yellow cards and I’d be surprised if that were any different. Back that scenario at 11/10 with Sky Bet.

SCORE FORECAST: 2-1

BET ANGLE: Under 40 yellow card (11/10 with Sky Bet)

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