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This week's Premier League Saturday sees seven fixtures across the country. We will be focusing on Tottenham - Leicester and Crystal Palace - Liverpool


The absence of Tottenham's number one striker Harry Kane has started to show in recent weeks, as Son Heung-Min's form has started to waver. Spurs have now gone four games without a win, and they got knocked out of the EFL Cup by at Liverpool 2-1 on Tuesday. Before that they played out two draws in the league against Bournemouth and West Brom and in the Champions League against Leverkusen.

Although Spurs have struggled a bit recently, it must not be forgotten that they are still the only undefeated side in the Premier League. In addition, they have also only conceded four goals in nine games, which can't be called bad by any stretch of the imagination.

Meanwhile, their visitors Leicester have had a real roller-coaster of a season. Although the Foxes have been brilliant in the Champions League, that form hasn't translated into English football. Their solid defence of last season is a thing of the past, as they have conceded 15 times in just 9 games, the second-worst record in the league.

However, the last couple of matches have lifted spirits in Leicester, as they beat Crystal Palace 3-1 at home last weekend. The Foxes have in particular struggled on the road, as they have lost all of their four away games with a total goal difference of 3-13!


All of the four games Spurs have failed to win in a row have been away games, and now that they make their return to White Hart Lane their form should return. Spurs did lose their first UCl home game of the season 1-2 to Monaco and drew 1-1 with Liverpool, but otherwise they have been dominant.

Spurs have played four games in the league at home this season, collecting three wins and a draw in the process with a goal difference of 5-1. Leicester have been one of the first teams on the road this campaign, so a home win it is.

- Tottenham to win: 16/25 (Betsson)

The absence of Kane has taken a toll on Tottenham's attack lately. Although Leicester have defended woefully away from home, their recent games at the King Power Stadium have shown signs of improvement. When these are taken into consideration under-bets look like a viable option.

- Under 2,5 goals: 107/100 (Betsafe)


Crystal Palace went five Premier League games undefeated in August and September, but in their last two matches they have only tasted defeat. First Alan Pardew's men lost 0-1 at home to West Ham, and last week they fell 3-1 at the hands of Leicester.

The good form of Palace has therefore turned sour, which has in turn led to them dropping to 11th place in the table. However, it must be noted that Palace have lost only one of their last five encounters against Liverpool, although they do need to perform better than in recent weeks if they are to keep any of the points at Selhurst Park.

Liverpool are the form team in the league at the moment, and the 2-1 win over Spurs in the EFL Cup meant that they have now gone 10 games without a defeat. During these 10 matches Jürgen Klopp's side have scored an impressive 26 goals.

The Reds aren't in European competitions at all this season, which has meant they have had the chance to concentrate entirely on the domestic competitions. This has shown, as since the opening day defeat to Burnley 'Pool have been rather impressive. The consistency Jürgen Klopp was looking for last season seems to have been found.


Both teams are coming into the match with almost fully-fit squads. This means Klopp can yet again pick the hottest forward-line in the country. The Reds have scored goal after goal recently, and nothing seems to be suggesting that today would be the day their form ends.

Crystal Palace haven't managed to keep a single clean sheet in the league this season. On the other hand 'Pool - despite winning a lot - have also conceded a lot both at Anfield and away

Away team to win and both teams to score: 23/10 (Unibet/LeoVegas)

1X2 - Liverpool: 77/10 (Betsson/Betcart)

All signs are pointing towards an entertaining and high-scoring match. For example, in out of seven of Liverpool's last eight games there have been more than 2,5 goals.

- Total goals scored: over 2,5: 79/100 (Betsafe)

Both teams to score, Yes: 4/5 (Fastbet)