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PL PREVIEW: Crystal Palace vs. Tottenham Hotspur – Prediction, Team News, Lineups

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Having been on opposite ends of 2-0 scorelines in their most recent Premier League contests, Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur reconvene for a London derby at Selhurst Park on Wednesday night.

Patrick Vieira’s side eased to victory at Bournemouth last time out, while the lacklustre Lilywhites were nullified in a two-goal defeat to Unai Emery’s Aston Villa.

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TEAM NEWS

Crystal Palace centre-back James Tomkins was one of two players sent off against Fulham – incurring two yellow cards – but he will be available for selection again after completing his one-match suspension.

On the other hand, left-back Tyrick Mitchell still has a couple of banned games to serve after his straight red card versus the Cottagers, so Joel Ward should continue to deputise at left-back.

Sam Johnstone – once linked with Tottenham – remains on the sidelines with Nathan Ferguson and James McArthur, but Vieira will be loath to make any changes to his starting XI for Wednesday’s game.

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As for Tottenham, attacking injury concerns are rearing their ugly heads once more, as Dejan Kulusevski missed the loss to Villa with a muscular problem, and the Swede will need a once-over before the derby.

Kulusevski was seen arriving with the squad at the weekend and should start here if fit, while Richarlison, Lucas Moura and Rodrigo Bentancur remain absent. The latter’s deputy, Yves Bissouma, will also miss out here due to an accumulation of yellow cards.

Oliver Skipp should be drafted into the engine room for the suspended Bissouma, while Bryan Gil’s place in the final third will surely be sacrificed if Kulusevski can make a rapid recovery.

Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Guaita; Clyne, Guehi, Andersen, Ward; Olise, Doucoure, Schlupp; Ayew, Zaha, Eze

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Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Doherty, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Sessegnon; Kulusevski, Kane, Son

PREDICTION

We say: Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

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