Spurs will be looking to steal sixth place from Wolves going into the last round of Premier League fixtures, currently sitting just one point behind the Midlands side. Palace are guaranteed at least 14th in the league, and could swap spots with Newcastle if the results go their way.
When and where?
The match will be held at Selhurst Park, kicking off at 4pm on Sunday, July 26.
Spurs romped to victory back in September, with a Hueng-Min Son brace inspiring them to a 4-0 win.
Palace haven’t beaten Spurs in the league since 2015, but have won twice in the FA Cup since then.
Tomkins, Cahill, Sakho and Van Aanholt are all still injured, and Christian Benteke is still suspended, leaving Palace quite shorthanded in defence, but Milivojevic may return in midfield.
Tanguy Ndombele misses out through injury for Spurs, but Dele Alli is back, so Mourinho could be open to a straight swap in midfield. Dier is back from suspension but is unlikely to start.
Last five matches
(L) 2-0 vs Wolves
(L) 0-2 vs Manchester United
(L) 2-0 vs Aston Villa
(L) 2-3 vs Chelsea
(L) 3-0 vs Leicester
Palace’s form since the return from lockdown has been nothing short of a shambles, and Hodgson and the rest of the squad will be grateful for the end of the season coming so soon, with the time to regroup before the season starts again in September.
(W) 3-0 vs Leicester
(W) 1-3 vs Newcastle
(W) 2-1 vs Arsenal
(D) 0-0 vs Bournemouth
(W) 1-0 vs Everton
In contrast to Palace’s form, Spurs’ since the return has been very strong, putting them in a very strong position for grabbing the last Europa League spot from Wolves on the final day.
I can’t look past Spurs for this one. With Kane returning to form as well as Son’s scintillating form should allow them to cruise past a weak, out of form Palace side. The strength of Alderweireld and Sanchez at the back should stop Ayew and Zaha from being able to score or create many chances.
Score prediction- Crystal Palace 0-3 Tottenham
Match Preview written by Tom Cresswell