Alan Pardew
Pardew takes charge of his first league match as Crystal Palace manager.Getty Images

Crystal palace host Tottenham at Selhurst Park on Saturday as the relegation threatened club look for new life under Alan Pardew.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 5:30pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.

Overview

Crystal Palace will welcome Alan Pardew into their side, having played a major part in their upheaval in the late 1980s.

The former Newcastle manager made a curious decision when he sought to leave a club in the top half of the table to join Palace, who are currently 18th in the league and need some major inspiration to beat the drop.

However, Pardew's arrival seems to have started a run of optimism at the club, with Crystal Palace beating Dover Athletic 4-0 in the third round of the FA Cup last weekend.

A win against Tottenham, who come here on the back of a 5-3 win over Chelsea in the league will do wonders for their confidence. Palace are currently without a win in their last eight premier league games, a worrying run for any manager.

Meanwhile, Tottenham, who have been brilliant of late will be looking to keep the pressure on rivals Arsenal and the teams above them in the table, especially with Southampton and Manchester United set to lock horns on Sunday.

A win here for Spurs will take them above Southampton for the time being and with either or both teams set to drop points, can find themselves nestling in the top four by Monday.

Harry Kane
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What Managers Say

Alan Pardew: "I am going to have the support of 99 per cent of this stadium. But it won't last long unless I start winning some games. As a manager, you have to serve up the best possible football you can. That's what I'm going to try to do. I'm not going to do a lap of honour but in our style of play, hopefully we're going to see a couple of differences to enthuse the crowd. My dream is that we're going to start fast and start well."

Mauricio Pochettino: "We are capable of showing what we showed in that game. Why not keep that level in all games? We know it is not easy but if we are capable of that performance against Chelsea we need to keep those performances in the future. It was important to stop this idea (of not being able to beat top sides) The players now feel that it is possible to beat the sides like Chelsea. We are very happy, the 5-3 against Chelsea means more than just one victory. It is a belief in our skill and in our mentality, but now we need to show again against Crystal Palace the same mentality to show we are strong - if not there is no good thing."

Betting Odds

  • Crystal Palace Win: 5/2
  • Draw: 12/5
  • Tottenham Win: 7/6

Team News

Crystal Palace

Possible XI: Speroni; Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Ward; Guedioura, Ledley, McArthur; Zaha, Puncheon; Campbell

Tottenham

Possible XI: Lloris; Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Rose; Stambouli, Dembele; Chadli, Eriksen, Townsend; Kane