Odds and preview for North London Derby?
North London’s big guns face off again today at the Emirates. Bragging rights are obviously at stake, but this meeting has far more to it than just local rivalry.
Tottenham Hotspur are flying at present, and are aiming to keep the heat on table-toppers Manchester City. As for Arsenal, victory here would see them leapfrog Spurs on goal-difference and climb into the top four.
There’s plenty at stake, and we’ve got all the odds and info ahead of the big game…
The Gunners have had the better of this fixture over history, with 81 wins to Tottenham’s 63. Most notably, they enjoyed an incredible 20-game unbeaten run against the Lilywhites from 2000-07.
However, Spurs have started to get their own back in recent times. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have won two of the last three clashes, losing just one of the previous six.
We could well see both sides match up tactically in this clash. Spurs regularly go 4-3-2-1 away from home, and that’s Arsenal’s default system under Unai Emery.
The Spaniard is likely to stick to his guns in his first ever North London derby. In terms of personnel, Rob Holding’s Europa League start on Thursday night points to a centre-back pairing of Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi.
Spurs are likely to go with an advanced midfield trio of Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela, behind Harry Kane.
The Gunners’ new-look centre-back pairing will have to fare better than previous partnerships against Kane. The Spurs ace has racked up seven goals in eight meetings with Arsenal, and his movement and finishing make him a huge danger.
Arsenal’s biggest threats are probably on the wing. The lightning-quick Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and tricky Alex Iwobi pose real threats, and could well get in behind the Tottenham full-backs.
In the Match Betting, Arsenal are 6/4 for victory. It’s 33/20 for a Tottenham win, while a fourth draw in seven meetings is priced up at 13/5.
There’s 16/5 for a Score Draw, with 1-1 at full-time a 13/2 shot.
Kane heads the goalscorer markets, at Evens to Score Anytime and 3/1 to bag Two or More Goals.
For the Gunners, Aubameyang is 6/4 to register. Meanwhile, the Gabon international can be backed at 5/1 to be Last Goalscorer for the fifth time this term.
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