Sutton and Merson backs Tottenham Hotspur against Crystal Palace

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Chris Sutton and Paul Merson backs Tottenham Hotspur against Crystal Palace this weekend to extend their lead at the top of the table.

Palace will host Ange Postecoglou’s side this Friday as Spurs look to defend their place at the top. They have a chance to extend their lead to five points.

According to Sportskeeda, Merson admits that he’s just waiting Spurs to slip at the top of the table. He said :-

“We keep waiting for Tottenham to pull a Spursy, but if they win this one, they have the chance to go five points clear at the top of the table.

“They are doing so well in attack and have managed to keep it tight at the back so far, so I expect them to get another win to continue their momentum.

“It’ll be a difficult game under the lights at Selhurst Park, but Palace didn’t show anything against Newcastle and were blown away. Without Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze, I don’t think they can hurt Tottenham, so I’m going for a 2-1 away win.

“Destiny Udogie was brilliant against Arsenal despite receiving an early yellow card. He was outstanding against a player of Bukayo Saka’s quality and has gone from strength to strength since the season began. Pedro Porro was someone I thought would struggle in the Premier League, but he’s been outstanding too!

“There’s a long way to go to talk about a potential title race, but Tottenham have been A+ so far. They still have Rodrigo Bentancur to come into the team, so if they manage to keep their players fit for the entire season, it’ll be interesting to see what lies ahead for them.

Sutton backs Tottenham to keep a clean sheet at Selhurst Park

Chris Sutton backs Tottenham Hotspur to keep clean sheet against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Speaking on BBC Sports, the pundit said :-

“After a slow start, I’d like to point out how good my predictions have turned out this season.

“I thought I should get two points for beating both my guests last week but even just getting one point [editor’s note: as per the actual rules] means I am quite far ahead now in the table, and I haven’t been beaten since week four.

“That probably just means I am going to lose soon, though, which is kind of the way I am thinking about Tottenham too, and their fantastic unbeaten start under Ange Postecoglou – when will it end?

“Spurs’ win over Fulham on Monday means ‘Big Ange’ has taken 23 points from his first nine games, which is the best start to any Premier League managerial career after that number of matches.

“I am obviously a big fan of Postecoglou and am delighted to see him doing so well, but this is not going to last forever, and I still think Spurs will hit a bump in the road sometime soon.”

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