Harry Kane
Harry Kane will be a crucial figure for Tottenham Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur face Crystal Palace in a weekend Premier League clash at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is at 3pm GMT. Catch the highlights of the match on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:20pm GMT.


The two London clubs face each other in the Premier League clash on Saturday afternoon. Tottenham face local rivals in less than a week's time after their last encounter against Chelsea saw them suffer a 3-0 defeat.

Mauricio Pochettino is aware that getting points against Palace will be quite crucial for his side as they head into a busy schedule during the festive season. In the last five matches played in all competitions, Tottenham have managed three wins.

Wilfried Zaha
Wilfried Zaha is on a season-long loan at Crystal Palace from Manchester United. Getty

Palace saw them suffer a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa at home. Christian Benteke's goal was the difference between the two sides at the end as the Eagles suffered yet another defeat in the league.

In the last five matches, they have managed to win only one match and recent form will be a matter of worry for Palace manager Neil Warnock. Tottenham are 10<sup>th in the table with 20 points after 134 games, while Palace are seven points behind them in the 15<sup>th spot.

What Managers Say

Mauricio Pochettino: "I have a very good memory of him. It was a very funny moment against Everton. 'Where is Punch?' Punch had gone to the toilet. It is very funny and I have a very good relationship with him. He is a fantastic guy and a very good player."

Neil Warnock: ""I thought they (Tottenham) played ever so well against Everton in the last home match and 20 minutes the other night (at Chelsea). I don't think 3-0 was a true reflection. Every game is difficult in this league and when you go to one of the top-half sides expectations are far greater with all the home teams, but we have to compete and try and give them a good game like we did at Swansea."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Tottenham Hotspur to win: 6/11
  • Draw: 16/5
  • Crystal Palace to win: 91/17

Team Form

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Last Five (all competitions): L W W W L
  • Last Result: Chelsea 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Crystal Palace

  • Last Five (all competitions): L L W D L
  • Last Result: Crystal Palace 0-1 Aston Villa

Team News

Hugo Lloris
Hugo Lloris defends Mauricio Pochettino amid criticism of Spurs. Getty

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: Danny Rose (chest), Andros Townsend (ankle), Emmanuel Adebayor (back), Etienne Capoue (knock)
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Lloris; Chiriches, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies; Bentaleb, Mason; Lamela, Kane, Eriksen; Soldado

Crystal Palace

  • Injured: Damien Delaney (calf), Adrian Mariappa (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Speroni; Kelly, Dann, Hangeland, Ward; Bolasie, Jedinak, Ledley, Zaha; Chamakh, Campbell