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Tottenham vs Crystal Palace: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Grey Whitebloom
Tottenham Hotspur lost their first Premier League game of the season against Crystal Palace in September
Tottenham Hotspur lost their first Premier League game of the season against Crystal Palace in September / Alex Morton/GettyImages
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Tottenham Hotspur host Crystal Palace in a London derby as part of the Premier League's Boxing Day schedule on Sunday afternoon.

Palace's maiden victory under Patrick Vieira happened to inflict Tottenham's first Premier League defeat of the current campaign. Three-and-a-half months on, Spurs have parted ways with their coach that day - Nuno Espirito Santo - while Eagles fans have become increasingly enamoured with their boss.

Here's all you need to know about the reverse of that September Palace win.


How to watch Tottenham vs Crystal Palace on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Sunday 26 December, 15:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
TV channel/live stream? Final Score - BBC One, Soccer Special - Sky Sports (UK), NBCSN (US), DAZN (Canada)
Highlights? Sky Sports YouTube Channel, Match of the Day (BBC One 10.40pm - UK)
Referee? Jonathan Moss
VAR? Simon Hooper


Tottenham team news

Tottenham flew back into Premier League action with a thrilling 2-2 draw against title-chasing Liverpool last weekend that left the hosts disappointed with just one point.

Antonio Conte was able to call upon a raft of his first-choice players after Tottenham's extended Covid-enforced hiatus, but will continue to be denied the chance to select centre-back Cristian Romero until the new year.

You can read Tottenham's predicted lineup here.


Crystal Palace team news

Palace have only had one Premier League fixture (so far) postponed via Covid and that was due to an outbreak in Watford's squad, rather than their own.

The Eagles may be able to welcome back their beloved midfielder James McArthur after almost two months on the sidelines. However, Nathan Ferguson's return is some way off.

You can read Crystal Palace's predicted lineup here.


Tottenham vs Crystal Palace head-to-head record

Palace's 3-0 triumph after the September international break was the club's biggest over Tottenham since recording the same scoreline in 2005. That victory broke a six-year wait for three Premier League points against Spurs.

The Eagles haven't beaten Tottenham in the top flight away from home since Neil Shipperley bagged the only goal at White Hart Lane in 1997 - Palace's top scorer this season, Connor Gallagher, wouldn't be born for another three years.


Tottenham vs Crystal Palace score prediction

Patrick Vieira
Patrick Vieira emerged with a convincing victory when he rekindled his rivalry with Tottenham in September, but faces a different manager this time / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

If Spurs can replicate the blistering form that left Liverpool grateful to emerge from north London with a share of the spoils, there's no question they go into Sunday's capital clash as favourites.

Even if Palace avoid affording Tottenham quite the same chasms of space to canter into as Liverpool's high line, Vieira's side will undoubtedly face a sterner test than the toothless offering Espirito Santo could muster at the start of the season.

Prediction: Tottenham 2-1 Crystal Palace


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