The Premier League 2013 live stream online and televised match schedule continues on Sunday, Aug. 18 with Crystal Palace vs. Tottenham Hotspur. The two teams will clash in a matchup that will be shown early morning for United States soccer (football) fans. Many analysts have the Hotspur team as one of the top four finishers for this season of the EPL, so fans will be anticipating to see how they open.
On Aug. 16, The Telegraph of UK reported on the key injuries for both sides in this match, including Jerome Thomas of Crystal Palace, who will be out with an ankle injury for at least two weeks. Also out of action for this matchup will be captain Paddy McCarthy, Glenn Murray and Yannick Bolasie.
Tottenham players Gareth Bale (foot injury) and defender Jan Vertonghen (ankle) will also be out of action. Two other players expected to be absent are Emmanuel Adebayor and Scott Parker. Adebayor just returned from "compassionate leave" this past Wednesday. Parker has been in talks with other clubs about moving away from the team, and won't be part of the available roster players in this matchup.
In the 2012-13 EPL standings, Tottenham finished fifth overall and this game could be a measuring stick as they get their season going. Unfortunately, they're without Bale, who captured multiple awards last season as part of the Hotspur team. It's expected that young stars Roberto Soldado and Paulinho, both of whom are recent signings for the club. Tottenham is favored in the matchup, although they have lost their last give opening-day games played away from home.
Sunday's Crystal Palace vs. Tottenham Hotspur match will be televised at a start time of 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time in the United States. NBC Sports Network will show the game on cable or satellite providers around the country. The live stream will be shown here at NBC Sports Live Extra, with a matchup featuring Chelsea vs. Hull City following at 11 a.m. EST.