The North London derby is one of the most eagerly-anticipated clashes of the Premier League season, and Sunday’s clash promises to be an absolute humdinger.
Spurs have started the season superbly under Jose Mourinho. They sit top of the Premier League and have a manager who knows how to win trophies. Can they last the pace? If so, then they need to win these big games on a consistent basis.
Arsenal have had a very rocky start to their campaign. Mikel Arteta’s side do look more solid at the back but the goals have really dried up in recent weeks for the Gunners. If they are to beat their arch-rivals, they need to be a bit more daring.
With all this in mind, and the Gunners no doubt chomping at the bit to knock Spurs off top spot, this should be a match to savour!
Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal Predictions
If someone had said that after 10 Premier League games Spurs would be top and Arsenal 14th, not many would have believed that scenario.
However, in recent weeks, Spurs have really tightened up in defence and gone back to the old Mourinho methods of hitting teams on the break.
Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son have been in scintillating form this term but you feel that if one of those players gets injured for a period of time, then they could have some problems.
Arsenal’s form domestically has been poor but they come into this game on the back of a 4-1 win in the Europa League so the team should be buoyed by that.
This season has thrown up some surprises. If Arsenal beat Spurs on current form, that would go down as a mini-shock but we think Spurs will edge this one against their old foes.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal Betting Tips
- Correct score – 2:1 – 33/4
- First goalscorer – Harry Kane – 16/5
- First half correct score – 1:1 – 6/1
Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal Head to Head
- Arsenal haven’t beaten Spurs since December 2018.
- Of the last four meetings, Spurs have won two and the other two have ended in draws.
- Spurs haven’t conceded in the past three league games.
Tottenham Hotspur Team News
Spurs boss Mourinho is confident Harry Kane will be fit for this game despite picking up a minor knock in the week, which saw him rested for their draw against LASK in midweek. Toby Alderweireld could be fit after recovering much quicker than anticipated from injury.
Possible team: Hugo Lloris, Serge Aurier, Eric Dier, Toby Alderweireld, Sergio Reguilon, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Moussa Sissoko, Steven Bergwijn, Tanguy Ndombele, Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane.
Arsenal Team News
The Gunners could be boosted by the news that midfielder Thomas Partey could return after being involved in training this week. David Luiz may be back in contention after sustaining a nasty cut in a sickening clash of heads with stricken Wolves striker Raul Jimenez.
Possible team: Bernd Leno, Hector Bellerin, David Luiz, Gabriel, Kieran Tierney, Dani Ceballos, Granit Xhaka, Willian, Alex Lacazette, Bukayo Saka, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.