The final north London derby of the season promises to be a cracker as Spurs and Arsenal face off on Sunday afternoon (kick off 4.30pm).
I think both sides would admit that this campaign has been a disappointing one. Both clubs have decided to change manager over the course of the season and in Arsenal’s case, it has seen a slight upturn in form.
Spurs, meanwhile, hired Jose Mourinho following Mauricio Pochettino’s departure before Christmas. The away form has been very poor and for a side of Tottenham’s quality to be sitting in ninth is simply not good enough.
Arsenal sit a point and a place above their great rivals in the Premier League but are on a decent little run under Mikel Arteta, including a very impressive 2-0 win against Wolves at Molineux in their last away game.
Neither side is likely to get into Europe but there is still that element of pride that they can play for on Sunday, Who will get the bragging rights until next season?
Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal Predictions 2020
You would expect this to be a game with a lot of riding on it at the business end of the season but it has reached the point where league position is not vitally important, but pride will be.
Spurs have had a mixed bag of results in recent weeks, with a drab 0-0 draw against Bournemouth on Thursday preceded by a 1-0 win at home to Everton and a 3-1 defeat away to Sheffield United.
However, Spurs’ home form has largely been good and that will fill Mourinho with confidence. With Harry Kane back after a long-term injury, they possess more of a threat.
Arsenal have chalked up some very good results in the past few games. That win at Wolves was followed up with a creditable 1-1 draw at home to Leicester when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was back on the scoresheet.
Whilst both sides have an array of attacking talent on show, their defences creak somewhat so we expect a high-scoring draw to be on the cards.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal Betting Tips 12/07/2020
- Correct score – 2:2 – 21/2
- First goalscorer – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 16/5
- First half correct score – 1:1 – 11/2
Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal Head to Head
- Arsenal are unbeaten in five games.
- Spurs have 21 points less than at this stage last season.
- Tottenham haven’t lost at home to Arsenal since September 2015.
Tottenham Hotspur Team News
Dele Alli remains a doubt for Spurs after picking up a hamstring injury before the Everton game. Although he missed the Bournemouth, he isn’t completely ruled out for Sunday but Mourinho may not risk rushing him back.
Juan Foyth is definitely out with a knee injury whilst Japhet Tanganga is also likely to be missing with a back injury. Eric Dier is suspended.
Possible team: Hugo Lloris, Serge Aurier, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Ben Davies, Giovani Lo Celso, Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko, Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane, Steven Bergwijn.
Arsenal Team News
Nicolas Pepe is in line to return for the Gunners having missed the last two matches for the birth of his child. However, Eddie Nketiah will definitely be missing following his sending off against Leicester.
Arsenal do have a lot of injury concerns with Gabriel Martinelli, Bernd Leno, Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers all sidelined with long-term injuries.
Possible team: Emi Martinez, Shkodran Mustafi, David Luiz, Sead Kolasinac, Hector Bellerin, Granit Xhaka, Dani Ceballos, Kieran Tierney, Bukayo Saka, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe.