Arsenal vs Tottenham Premier League Predictions

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Arsenal vs Tottenham Premier League

Sunday December 2nd, 14:05

Arsenal could leapfrog rivals Tottenham Hotspur and break into the Premier League top four if they come out on top in Sunday’s North London derby at the Emirates Stadium.

Predictions

Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Bournemouth last weekend meant they closed the gap on the Champions League qualification places to just a point.

The result ended a run of three consecutive draws for the Gunners but morale is high in the camp as Unai Emery’s men haven’t lost since the first two matches of the Premier League season back in August.

The meeting with their bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur, though, is perhaps their biggest challenge since those defeats, with Spurs third in the table and just five points behind Manchester City.

Boss Mauricio Pochettino has led his team to five straight wins in all competitions, including the impressive 3-1 hammering of fellow top-four incumbents Chelsea last Saturday.

Tottenham haven’t won six on the spin since April 2017 and doing so with a win against their long-time foes could give them the belief that they have the ability to challenge Premier League pace-setters Manchester City and Liverpool.

Both teams usually manage to score in the North London derby and that looks likely again with several defensive mind-blanks in recent games. A 2-2 draw is possible.

Betting Tips

The odds may not be particularly alluring, but there can’t be a much safer bet than both Arsenal and Tottenham to score this weekend. Six of the last nine North London derbies have seen both teams score. Arsenal’s last six games have seen them both score and concede at least once, while Spurs’ 1-0 win at Crystal Palace this month is the only time they’ve kept a clean sheet in their last seven.

Despite their half-decent derby record of late, Tottenham don’t really enjoy playing away against Arsenal.  Spurs have lost five and drawn three of their last eight fixtures at the Emirates Stadium, with their recent successes all coming at White Hart Lane or Wembley Stadium. With that in mind, the Gunners could be value – particularly with the safety of a draw no bet gamble.

Statistics

Head to Head

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have met 52 times in the Premier League, with 21 of those matches ending in a share of the spoils. The Gunners have 19 wins to their name, including in this fixture last season when Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez helped them to a 2-0 win. Tottenham beat Arsenal at Wembley Stadium last season but haven’t won away from home against their rivals since November 2010 when Younes Kaboul’s 86th minute winner gave them a 3-2 victory.

Stats

  • Along with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the Premier League’s joint top scorer with eight goals.
  • Harry Kane has 25 goals in 39 matches against London-based teams, with only Arsenal’s Thierry Henry having a better goals-per-game ratio against clubs from the capital.
  • Alongside Cardiff City, Arsenal are one of two teams yet to hold a half-time lead in a Premier League match this season.
  • Tottenham Hotspur have 30 points from their first 13 Premier League matches – their best start to a season since the 2011/12 campaign.
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