Tottenham Hotspur host Arsenal on Sunday as the London rivals face off for the second derby of the campaign. Antonio Conte’s Spurs go into the North London Derby on the back of a 1-0 Carabao Cup semifinal loss to Chelsea. The loss to Chelsea in the cup semifinal was Spurs’ second defeat in three games.
Arsenal are fresh off of a shock 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup. The Gunners have lost back-to-back games in all competitions ahead of Sunday’s match. Arsenal are fifth in the league and two points off of fourth-place West Ham in the race for the Champions League qualification places.
Tottenham Hotspur are just behind Arsenal in the Premier League standings. Spurs are sixth in the division and four points off of West Ham in the race for Champions League qualification. Unlike Arsenal, Tottenham have games in hand due to postponements.
Spurs have two games in hand over Arsenal and three with West Ham. Due to the number of games in hand, Tottenham are in the driver’s seat for fourth place. Conte’s team may have lost the semifinal second leg to Chelsea on Wednesday night, but Tottenham Hotspur are eight-games unbeaten in the Premier League.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal Betting Odds
Tottenham Hotspur have been excellent in the league across their last six games. Conte led the team to 14 points from the last 18 points available in the Premier League. It was the second-best total over the last six league matches with Manchester City being the best.
Bookies’ best betting odds on a Tottenham Hotspur win at full-time are at 8/5. Spurs are undefeated in their last five home matches. They have taken 22 points from 30 points possible at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which is the second-best home points total in the Premier League.
Arsenal took 12 points from the last 18 points available in the Premier League. They were +11 in goals across those six matches. Bookies’ best betting odds on an Arsenal win at full-time are at 19/10. Arsenal have won their last two road games.
Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are at the best betting odds of 12/5 to draw. The last five North London Derbies ended as wins for one of these two teams.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal Team News
Conte could be without up to five players for the game on Sunday. Heung-min Son is ruled out due to a muscle injury. Cristiano Romero is nearing a return from a thigh injury and could make the squad. Steven Bergwijn is nearing a return from injury and could play. Eric Dier and Sergio Reguilon are also in line to return to Conte’s team for the arrival of Arsenal.
Up to seven players could be missing for Mikel Arteta. Granit Xhaka tested positive for COVID-19 and is a doubt currently. Takehiro Tomiyasu is nearing a return from injury as is Emile Smith-Rowe. Both could play. Meanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mohamed Elneny, Thomas Partey, and Nicolas Pepe are all at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
Arsenal are led in goals in the Premier League by Smith-Rowe with eight. Bukayo Saka has added six league goals. For Spurs, Son is a massive loss. The South Korean has scored eight league goals to lead the team. Harry Kane has added four scores. Kane has improved his form in recent weeks but he has still been an overall disappointment for Tottenham.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal H2H
The home team is unbeaten in seven straight matches between these sides in all competitions. Arsenal claimed a 3-1 win at the Emirates earlier this season.
Smith-Rowe, Aubameyang, and Saka scored in the first half to send Arsenal into the locker room at halftime up 3-0. Spurs scored a second half goal through Son with 11 minutes left to play. By the time the goal came, Arsenal were on their way to the win.
Six of the last 10 matches between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal finished with under 2.5 goals scored. Four of those six games came with Tottenham Hotspur playing as the home team.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal Prediction
Race to 5 corners: Tottenham Hotspur @ 5/4 - BET NOW
The last time these teams played in the Premier League, the sides combined for eight corners with four apiece. Tottenham Hotspur will be playing at home and are a much different team under Conte than they previously with Nuno Espirito Santo. Spurs average 5.67 corners per game. Arsenal average 5.00 corners per match. Our betting tips prediction is for Tottenham Hotspur to win the race to 5 corners.
Under 2.5 goals scored @ 10/11 - BET NOW
Six of the last 10 matches between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal finished with under 2.5 goals scored. Four of Tottenham Hotspur’s last five games in all competitions finished with under 2.5 goals scored. Two of Arsenal’s last six games in all competitions finished with under 2.5 goals scored. Our betting tips prediction is for Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal to finish with under 2.5 goals in a tight clash at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Harry Kane to score anytime @ 7/5 - BET NOW
Conte needs Harry Kane to step up and be the player Spurs fans are used to seeing. Kane has four goals this season and is Tottenham Hotspur’s second leading scorer. Heung-min Son leads Spurs in goals with eight in the Premier League.
Tottenham failed to score across two legs in the Carabao Cup semifinal versus Chelsea. It showed the deficiencies Tottenham Hotspur have in the squad.
Kane has just four league goals but in all competitions, he has bagged 12 goals in 28 matches. Prior to Spurs’ win over Watford on January 1, Kane had scored three straight matches. Kane scored against Morecambe in Spurs’ come from behind win last weekend in the FA Cup.
Our betting tips prediction is for Harry Kane to score anytime and Tottenham Hotspur to pick up a home win versus Arsenal. The home team winning trend should continue.
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