Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace (Daniel Ayala – Christian Benteke (first goalscorer), Wilfried Zaha)
Stoke 0-4 Tottenham (Heung-Min Son (2) first goalscorer, Dele Alli, Harry Kane)
Kick Off: 14.15, 18/09/2016
Stadium: Selhurst Park
Head-to-head: Crystal Palace 2-1 Stoke, Crystal Palace 1-0 Stoke, Stoke 1-2 Crystal Palace, Stoke 1-2 Crystal Palace, Crystal Palace 1-1 Stoke, Crystal Palace 1-0 Stoke
* Crystal Palace to win 2-1 @ 31/4
* Second half to have more goals @ 21/20
*Jonathan Walters to score (check prices)
* Three of Crystal Palace’s last four wins over Stoke have been 2-1
* Eight of the 12 goals in Stoke’s games this season have come in the second half
* Jonathan Walters has only scored more career goals against one current Premier League team
A look at Crystal Palace’s betting odds
Alan Pardew managed to significantly bolster his team’s goal-scoring power in the transfer window and his marquee acquisition in that department – Christian Benteke – immediately repaid him with the first goal against Middlesbrough.
The Eagles bagged their first win of the season against the Riverside outfit and the Crystal Palace v Stoke betting has them as the 19/20 favourites to double this tally.
With a six-game unbeaten streak against the Potters under their belt they should be confident of doing so. The last four games in that run have been wins for the Londoners, with three of those finishing 2/1. It’s 31/4 that Crystal Palace beat Stoke 2-1 again.
A look at Stoke’s betting odds
Stoke sit rock bottom of the Premier League after four games and are the only team left in the division yet to score a goal from open play.
Jonathan Walters looks their best hope to break that hex, as he has particularly enjoyed facing Crystal Palace in his career. The Irishman has scored three goals against the Eagles, and only has more against one other current top-flight team; Liverpool.
Should the forward find the net it may help Mark Hughes’ men break their duck for the campaign, but with the odds for Stoke to beat Crystal Palace positioned at 27/10, the betting market doesn’t give them much chance.