Lord Sugar believes that Tottenham Hotspur will find it hard against Crystal Palace today.
North London outfit Tottenham will return to Premier League action today when they take on city-rivals Palace at Selhurst Park.
Spurs will head into the contest on a seven-game unbeaten run in all competitions and will be favourites to pick up all three points.
However, former Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar claims that Mauricio Pochettino’s side could struggle against an Eagles side with a new manager at the helm.
“@KentGoodrich: How will we do against Palace, Lord Alan?”..... Pardew in charge will try to win . Tough game I think .would love to win— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) January 9, 2015
Today’s game will be Alan Pardew’s first in charge of Palace at Selhurst Park, and the atmosphere promises to be electric.
Heading into the match, the hosts find themselves third from bottom in the Premier League table with just 17 points from 20 matches.
However, the arrival of Pardew from Newcastle has given the entire club a lift, and that could come handy against Tottenham.
Nevertheless, Spurs should be considered favourites. They have the better players and are in better form.