Paul Merson confidently predicts Tottenham v Crystal Palace

Paul Merson - Walsall Manager

Pundit is backing Tottenham to win with ease at home to Crystal Palace.

Paul Merson - Walsall ManagerPaul Merson 

Former Premier League midfielder Paul Merson nailed his first Tottenham prediction of the season last week when he tipped them to draw 1-1 at Goodison Park.

Given his record last season that is a bit of a rarity, but Tottenham fans will be hoping he continues his success this weekend.

Merson has told SkySports that he expects a 2-0 win for Tottenham this weekend against Crystal Palace.

Explaining his call, Merson stated: "Spurs were disappointing in the first half against Everton, who should have been out of sight at half-time, but they improved after the break.

"Palace had a shocking result at home and it looks like they need a forward. Dwight Gayle has gone, Yannick Bolasie just went and they fired blanks against West Brom so it's a bit of a strange one.

"Tottenham don't have that problem because Harry Kane gets better as the season goes on and I'm going for a home win."

Dwight Gayle celebrates with teammates after scoring the first goal for Crystal PalaceDwight Gayle celebrates with teammates after scoring the first goal for Crystal Palace

While Gayle has exited Palace as Merson points out, he was not a key figure for them last season, making just 16 league appearances and scoring three goals.

But they have still yet to fix their striking position, and fired a blank in their 0-1 home loss to West Bromwich Albion last week.

Harry Kane is not a certainty to start, as Spurs have the luxury of having Vincent Janssen as an option, but this makes them twice as dangerous, and it would be a shock if Palace knock them off at White Hart Lane. 

Tottenham's Vincent Janssen in action with Atletico Madrid's Filipe LuisTottenham's Vincent Janssen in action with Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis

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