Tottenham at Crystal Palace Injury Report: Dembele, Rose, Dier, Benteke, Dann

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The last Premier League Saturday before the November internationals is a busy slate of games that includes a London derby- Tottenham Hotspur at Crystal Palace. Tottenham currently sit fourth in the table, with 24 points, one point ahead of arch-rivals Arsenal. Roy Hodgson’s Palace side are currently 14th with eight points.

Let’s take a detailed look at the fitness situation for both sides, starting with the host Eagles. They have no fresh injury concerns ahead of this fixture, but their list of long term absentees is plenty long as it includes: Christian Benteke, Scott Dann, Joel Ward and Connor Wickham.

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For Spurs, we learned today that central midfielder Mousa Dembele will be shelves for the rest of 2018 due to ankle ligament damage. Go here to this link for much more on this. Other players out for Tottenham include: Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Vincent Jannsen and Jan Vertonghen.

On the plus side, Victor Wanyama could be in contention to feature in this one provided he passes a late fitness test. Tottenham head into this one having won of their last six in league play and just one loss in their last six across all competitions. Palace are winless in their last six, both in the Premier League and across all competitions.

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Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur FYIs

Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction: coming shortly

Kickoff: Saturday, November 10, 530 pm local, Selhurst Park

Odds via 888 Sport: Crystal Palace 7/2  Draw 11/4  Tottenham Hotspur  4/5

Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 2, Crystal Palace 1

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