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Betting Tips for Today: Crystal Palace out to spoil Tottenham's homecoming

09:00 BST 03/04/2019
Dele Alli Tottenham 2018-19
Mauricio Pochettino's men are big favourites to make a winning debut in their new surroundings but the underdogs appear to offer the superior value

The first Premier League game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium takes place on Wednesday as Mauricio Pochettino's men entertain Crystal Palace.

While their long-awaited return is a cause for celebration in north London, Spurs' domestic season is in danger of unravelling.

Despite smooth progress in the Champions League, Tottenham have now lost four of their previous five games in this competition including late heartbreak at Anfield on Sunday. Each of those defeats came on the road but this is no ordinary home game.

Regardless, 888Sport make Spurs 12/25 (1.48) to mark the occasion with a victory. The same firm offer 6/1 (7.0) that Palace spoil the homecoming party and it's 7/2 (4.50) about a draw between the London pair.

The new ground may be built on the same site as White Hart Lane, but this will be a new matchday experience for the home side and they look short enough in the betting, not least because of their recent form.

It's tough to expect Pochettino's side to bounce back to their best on the back of such a dismal set of results and at 1/2 (1.50) Spurs should be opposed as they get familiar with their new surroundings.

By contrast, the Eagles have thrived on the road this season. Crystal Palace have taken more points (20) away from home than they have at Selhurst Park (16) despite playing a game more in front of their own fans.

With that in mind this looks a great opportunity to oppose the home team who are in danger of seeing their hopes for a top four finish fade as the home straight approaches.

888Sport are 7/4 (2.75) about Crystal Palace/Draw on the double chance market. This selection requires the visitors to avoid defeat while bolder punters may consider the 6/1 (7.0) on a Palace win for a smaller stake.

Crystal Palace/Draw (Double Result) at 7/4 (2.75) for a 2pt stake with 888Sport