Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur Carabao Cup Predictions

Carabao Cup Arsenal vs Tottenham
Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur Carabao Cup

Predictions

Arsenal extended their unbeaten run to 21 games with a narrow 1-0 win over Huddersfield, but still find themselves outside the top four, with a title charge unlikely.

Hope turns to the Carabao Cup and they have had a fairly easy run to the quarter finals, beating Championship strugglers Brentford and League One side Blackpool, with Spurs their first big test in the competition.

Tottenham are already toasting one triumph in cup competition, advancing to the last 16 of the Champions League with a 1-1 draw at Barcelona when all hope looked lost.

A 2-0 win over Leicester City has moved them to within five points of second place Manchester City. Flying high in the Premier League and Europe they will hope to make the semi-finals of the League Cup, having bested Watford and West Ham to get to this stage.

But Tottenham wins in the red half of North London are so rare, and with Arsenal losses rare at the moment Unai Emery’s men should squeeze out another home win at 2-1.

Betting Tips

Four of the last five matches between Spurs and Arsenal at the Emirates have seen both sides find the back of the net, including the recent derby in the league which saw six goals scored between the two.

As Tottenham have only won once at the Emirates or Highbury in thirty trips, history is not on their side.

Arsenal have shown little sign of shaking their tag as second half specialists as most top betting sites will know, grabbing a late goal through Lucas Torreira to beat Huddersfield.

Were matches to finish at half time, Arsenal would be second from last in the Premier League, with only Cardiff boasting a worse record.

Spurs have also turned on the style with their football late in games, with four of their five goals in the League Cup coming in the last 45 minutes.

Statistics

Head to Head

The two sides faced each other as recently at the start of December, with Arsenal battling back from 2-1 down to win 4-2 at the Emirates.

Midfielder Mathieu Flamini was the unlikely hero when they last time they met in the league cup in 2015, with the Gunners winning 2-1 thanks to two goals from the Frenchman.

Overall Arsenal have a better record in the Derby, winning 77 of the 183 official encounters with Spurs winning 57 and the two drawing on 49 occasions.

Stats

  • This match will see Arsenal vs Tottenham become the joint-most played fixture in League Cup history (14 times, level with Arsenal v Liverpool).
  • Arsenal have won seven of their previous 13 League Cup meetings with Tottenham (D3 L3), including the most recent two (2010-11 and 2015-16).
  • Following Arsenal’s win against Spurs in the league meeting between them at the start of December, they’re looking to beat their rivals twice in the same calendar month for the first time since March 1987.
  • Tottenham are looking to reach the League Cup semi-finals for the first time since 2014-15, when they eventually lost the final to Chelsea.
  • Among players at clubs still in the competition, no-one has more assists in the League Cup this season than Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi (2).
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