Our match prediction:
Having climbed to second in the Premier League standings thanks to an impressive triumph over Manchester City, Spurs are now serious title contenders, and while the focus remains on the league campaign they are also doing well on other fronts. After the second-string side did well to hold Fiorentina to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Europa League Last 32 stage, manager Mauricio Pochettino is expect to revert to a strong team as his charges take on Crystal Palace, vying for a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals. With the hosts in excellent form and brimming with confidence, it will be difficult for the Eagles to get something from White Hart Lane, especially if we take a look at their latest performances. While they showed some promise in the FA Cup, Alan Pardew's men have lost six of last seven Premier League fixtures, so it is not difficult to predict that they won't be able to stop high-flying Spurs in their tracks.
Highligted Player (Vertonghen):
After spending four years at Ajax, in 2006 Jan Vertonghen signed a loan deal with RKC Waalwijk. The left-footed defender spent one season at Mandemakers Stadion and he returned to Ajax for the 2007/2008 season. The highly rated footballer, who is capable of playing as both centre back and left back, signed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur on 8 July, 2012 and he has been playing for the Premier League outfit ever since. The Belgian defender scored four goals for the Spurs in the 2012/2013 Premier League season and he made 34 league appearances for the White Hart Lane outfit back then. In the 2015/2016 season Jan Vertonghen and his teammates were producing brilliant displays with Tottenham, but the Spurs eventually finished the campaign in third place in the standings. Speaking of his international career, Vertonghen made it to both World Cup (2014) and Euro (2016) quarter-finals with the Belgian national team. Jan was born on 24 April, 1987 and his shirt number is 5.
Highlighted Team (Crystal Palace):
Crystal Palace Football Club is an English football club which was founded in 1905. The original headquarters of Crystal Palace was based in Sydenham. After being forced to move in 1915 the club settled in Selhurst Park which currently holds a capacity of 27 000 seats. The club Crystal Palace was named after a building which was placed on the Sydenham.The club colors of Crystal Palace are blue and red. The supporters of Crystal Palace call their team the Eagles or the Glaziers. Crystal Palace is one of the many clubs from London. Crystal Palace never managed to win any trophy in any English football division. The best performance of Crystal Palace was in 2014/2015 where the club managed to end 10th in the Premier League.