Tottenham Hotspur will entertain Crystal Palace at the new White Hart Lane on Wednesday night hoping to kick things off at their brand new stadium with a win. Spurs suffered a disappointing 2-1 loss versus Liverpool at Anfield last weekend which has cast doubts on their chances of finishing in the top 4 at the end of this campaign.
Mauricio Pochettino needs to find a way to get a positive response from his players, but it will be quite challenging to emerge victorious against the Eagles, especially with the added pressure of playing in a new surface in front of their home supporters.
Hence, we can expect a nervy game from both sets of players, but Spurs will still go into this game as heavy favourites as they have a stronger squad on paper. However, football is not won on paper which makes this a fascinating encounter with both teams set to go all out in search of a victory.
3-4-1-2 Tottenham Hotspur Predicted Lineup To Face Crystal Palace
Hugo Lloris is expected to keep his place in goal despite making a catastrophic error against Liverpool last weekend. The French keeper will be shielded by the back three of Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld as they look to keep a much-needed clean sheet at their new stadium.
Spurs have been leaky at the back, and some poor individual mistakes have cost them dearly in recent weeks. However, Pochettino’s defenders need to bounce back in this game and put in a commanding display against the Eagles in midweek.
The talented duo of Christian Eriksen and Moussa Sissoko will feature as the central midfielders as they try to establish Tottenham’s dominance at the centre of the pitch. Both Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier will operate as the wing-backs as they look to link up play and create chances for the front players in the opposition half.
Delle Alli will link up Pochettino’s midfield with his strikeforce as he floats in the number 10 position while aiming to cause problems for the Palace defenders.
The attacking pair of Harry Kane and Heung-min Son might be unleashed against the Eagles up front. Kane has been amongst the goals so Pochettino will hope that he can fire the North London giants to a comfortable win in the opening match at the new White Hart Lane. He would also hope that the South Korean breaks his goal drought in this game.