Crystal Palace gained promotion through the play-offs last term but it tells you all you need to know about how difficult they’re set to find life in the Premier League, that Stan James quote them at as short as 4/9 to go straight back down.
The Eagles are in for a tough introduction too given that they take on top four hopefuls Tottenham and even a Spurs side shorn of Gareth Bale should have far too much for Ian Holloway’s men.
The good news for punters is that Andre Villas-Boas’s charges are available at an impossible-to-resist 17/20 courtesy of William Hill to emerge triumphant at Selhurst Park, where Winner.com penalise the visitors by a goal in the handicaps at generous odds of 2/1.
In light of the absence of Palace’s main goal threat Glenn Murray and last season’s creator-in-chief, the departed Wilfried Zaha, the home side could find it hard to break down their North London opponents and subsequently the best bet could be Skybet’s 9/4 for Tottenham to prevail ‘to nil’.
Tottenham to beat Crystal Palace ‘to nil’ – 9/4 (Skybet)