Andy Gray predicts Tottenham and Arsenal games

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Tottenham Hotspur will face Stoke City in the Premier League, while Arsenal will take on Crystal Palace.

Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur

Former Aston Villa and Everton striker Andy Gray has predicted on Paddypower.com that Tottenham Hotspur will win against Stoke City next week.

Tottenham will take on Stoke away from home at the Britannia Stadium in the Premier League on Monday evening.

“I don’t know which Stoke City will turn up so this one is another difficult one to call,” Gray wrote on Paddypower.com.

“They’re very inconsistent and that will worry Mark Hughes. Spurs are keeping pace with Leicester, ready to capitalize should the Foxes slip up. They’re fired up after a great win last Sunday with a nice long rest.”

Stoke are a good team and are having a good season, and playing at home is certainly going to be an advantage.

Winning at the Britannia Stadium is not easy for any side, and Tottenham may have to settle for a draw.

Spurs will enhance their chances of a win if they score early, but they simply cannot afford to concede the first goal.

Arsenal v Crystal Palace

Gray has also backed Tottenham’s North London rivals, Arsenal, to pick up all three points this weekend.

The Gunners will take on Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday evening.

“Arsenal have right to be a little bit worried about their top 4 place,” the former Rangers striker wrote on Paddypower.com. “Their defence has been very strong at home all season, only conceding ten goals at the Emirates all season.

“But it’s just that there doesn’t seem to be much fight about them as the season winds towards it’s end. Palace are a counter attacking team and are always dangerous with Yannick Bolassie and Wilfried Zaha. Arsenal aren’t totally out of the title race yet. I think they’ll win it.”

Arsenal are a much better team than Palace, and it is hard to see Arsene Wenger’s side lose this match.

The Gunners should be careful, though, as an early goal for the Eagles could make things tricky for them.

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