Selhurst Park hasn’t seen too many goals this season but there are reasons to believe there could be a few when Crystal Palace host Spurs on the final day of the Premier League campaign.
Palace are limping over the finish line, almost literally.
They have lost their last seven games and have racked up a number of injuries, in particular on the defensive side of their team.
Mamadou Sakho was the latest to join the injured list when he limped out of Monday’s defeat at Wolves. Gary Cahill, James Tomkins and Patrick van Aanholt – three members of Roy Hodgson’s first-choice back four – were already out.
Spurs centre forward Harry Kane looks in the sort of form to take advantage of that patched-up backline.
He netted two against Leicester last weekend, following on from a similar effort at Newcastle in the game before.
Those efforts took his tally to six from eight starts since the lockdown ended and with Spurs motivated by the chase for a Europa League spot – they need to better Wolves’ result at Chelsea to qualify – Kane looks worth backing at 9/2 for another brace.
It’s also worth noting Kane’s previous efforts on the final day of the season.
He was injured last term but in 2018 he netted twice in a 4-3 win over Leicester while in 2017 he bagged a hat-trick in a 7-1 success at Hull.
In short, both the past and present suggest the England captain is worth a try in this market.
Over 2.5 goals at 4/5 is also well worth considering.
Palace can just go out and enjoy themselves and despite their poor run they have created chances in recent games, particularly at home where they were unlucky with decisions against Manchester United recently.
Wilfried Zaha has been a focal point centrally of late and up against a defence which has struggled for clean sheets this season, Palace may well find the target – both teams to score is also a 4/5 chance.
Preference is for the overs bet though with Palace’s 5-3 win over Bournemouth on the final day of last season evidence of what they can do when the pressure is off.
*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change