Tottenham v Crystal Palace: Predicted line-ups

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Tottenham resume their Premier League campaign when they play host to London rivals Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Spurs may have come unstuck against north London rivals Arsenal in the FA Cup last weekend but are in fine form in the Premier League under new boss Tim Sherwood.

The former Tottenham midfielder is yet to taste defeat in the league since he took over from Andre Villas-Boas in December, with his latest win coming against Manchester United at Old Trafford on New Year's Day.

They'll certainly be looking for three points against a Crystal Palace side in the midst of a relegation battle, although they need to be careful not to under-estimate their opponents having narrowly squeaked by them on the first day of the season thanks to a Roberto Soldado penalty.

Both clubs have changed managers since then but both clubs still have the same aims that they had at the start of the season; for Tottenham it's all about Champions League qualification while Tony Pulis' aim is to help the Eagles, currently 18th, avoid the drop.

Crystal Palace have won just one of their last five league games and haven't won against Tottenham at White Hart Lane since 1997.

Spurs look to have a host of players on their way back from injury, with Sandro, Younes Kaboul, Lewis Holtby and Jan Vertonghen all back in training - although whether they'll be fit to feature on Saturday is a different matter.

Tottenham predicted line-up: Lloris, Rose, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Sandro, Dembele, Lennon, Eriksen, Soldado, Adebayor

Crystal Palace predicted line-up: Speroni, Mariappa, Delaney, Gabbidon, Ward, Bolasie, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Puncheon, Chamakh, Jerome

Score prediction: Tottenham 2-0 Crystal Palace

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