Tottenham Hotspur travel to Crystal Palace for their midweek English Premier League clash seeking their first win of the new year.
Crystal Palace are coming off a 2-0 victory away at Bournemouth, lifting them up to 11th place with 22 points.
Meanwhile, Spurs were stunned 2-0 by Aston Villa on the first day of the year and remain in fifth place with 30 points.
A win on Wednesday will be the first of the new year and Antonio Conte is keen to fix what he termed as a “toothless performance” in the Villa defeat.
Palace’s three losses at Selhurst Park this season have all come to London rivals in Arsenal, Chelsea and Fulham.
Tottenham are winless in their last 10 Premier League away games against teams from London – their longest such run in the competition’s history.
Tottenham have the second-highest win rate against Crystal Palace, winning 15 of their 26 games, and will be hoping to extend this run.
Crystal Palace won this fixture by a 3-0 margin last season and have never won consecutive home games against Tottenham in the Premier League.
Can Conte’s charges bounce back and get their first three points of the year or will Palace upset them once again?
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What time does Crystal Palace vs Tottenham start?
The game kicks off at 11pm Kenyan time at Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace vs Tottenham team news
Tyrick Mitchell still has games left to serve his suspension after a straight red card but James Tomkins is back in the squad after serving his ban.
No other changes are expected to be made by Patrick Vieira as he aims to solidify a constant starting XI.
The front three of Wilfried Zaha, Jordan Ayew and Eberichi Eze will lead the attacking line.
Dejan Kulusevski missed the loss to Villa with a muscular problem but should he be declared fit, he is likely to return to the starting line-up.
Yves Bissouma is ruled out of the clash after accumulating five yellow cards and the rest of the squad is set to remain unchanged.
Crystal Palace vs Tottenham head to head
Spurs have a good record against Palace, winning 33 out of the 61 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to the visitors 13 victories.
The remaining 15 have resulted in a draw.
Crystal Palace vs Tottenham current form
Both sides have only managed two wins in their last five matches, though Palace have also lost twice in that run, compared to Tottenham’s sole defeat to Villa.
Crystal Palace vs Tottenham prediction
Spurs have a point to prove after the 3-0 defeat in the reverse fixture and are desperate to return to winning ways, despite being away from home, this could be enough to gift them a narrow win on the night.