Kick-off: 1630, 06/12/2020
Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Tottenham head into Sunday’s north London derby as clear favourites to get the better of arch-rivals Arsenal on current Premier League form.
Spurs came out of the last round of fixtures on top of the table and unbeaten since the opening weekend, whereas the Gunners are eight points adrift in 14th.
All the recent evidence suggests 91/100 for a home win is hard to oppose for our first Tottenham vs Arsenal prediction.
A Look At Tottenham Hotspur’s Betting Odds
Tottenham reached the summit when completing a run of four league wins with an impressive 2-0 triumph over Manchester City and consolidated their position with a goalless stalemate at Chelsea.
In a trademark Jose Mourinho display, Spurs stifled the Blues’ expensively-assembled strike force and left Stamford Bridge with a valuable point.
Rookie defender Joe Rodon told the club website: “All of the boys dug in and if things don’t quite go our way then it’s important to keep that clean sheet.
“If we can continue and work hard to keep clean sheets, the talent we’ve got up front, they are always going to score a lot of goals.”
Spurs took four points off Arsenal last season, prevailing 2-1 at this venue, and are unbeaten in the last six Premier League meetings on home turf, winning on four occasions.
Three of those victories were by a one-goal margin, though, and Tottenham do have a habit of doing just enough in this fixture.
Let’s go with 27/10 for Spurs to oblige in the same manner here from the Tottenham vs Arsenal odds.
Last Tottenham EPL line-up: Lloris, Reguilon, Rodon, Aurier, Hojbjerg, Dier, Sissoko, Ndombele, Son, Kane, Bergwijn.
Harry Kane missed Spurs’ 3-3 draw with LASK in the Europa League with an unspecified injury but Mourinho expects him to feature this weekend.
Erik Lamela (Achilles) is out and Toby Alderweireld, Sergio Reguilon and Carlos Vinicius are being assessed.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Mikel Arteta was hailed as Arsenal’s saviour when leading them to FA Cup glory at the start of August but the Spaniard is now under scrutiny after some poor results this term.
Following a 2-1 home loss to Wolves, the Gunners have picked up just one point from three league games and suffered five defeats in eight top-flight outings.
Only the bottom four sides have scored fewer goals than Arsenal’s total of 10 this season, with Gabriel’s header versus Wanderers the first time they had struck from open play in almost eight and a half hours.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has only scored one penalty in his last nine league outings, while Thomas Partey’s impressive introduction in midfield has been curtailed by a thigh injury.
After the club’s worst start to a season in 39 years, Arteta insisted he was not worried about his own position.
The Spaniard said: “It’s something that the day I decided to be a coach I know that one day I will be sacked or leave the football club.
“I don’t know if it’s the day after I sign my contact, in a month’s time, a year’s time or six months’ time. I never worry about it.
“My only concern is to get the best out of the players, give the best possible service to the club and become better and better.
“I know, I repeat, in this profession, one day I will get the sack or leave, but I don’t know when that is going to happen.”
A lack of on-field leadership won’t help Arteta to turn things around and this is a daunting test in their current state.
Kane has an incredible record in north London derbies, scoring in nine of the last 11 Premier League encounters.
Let’s take 16/1 for him to score first in a 1-0 home win for our final Tottenham vs Arsenal prediction.
Last Arsenal EPL line-up: Leno, Bellerin, Tierney, Gabriel, Luiz, Saka, Ceballos, Willock, Xhaka, Willian, Aubameyang.
Arsenal wait on Thomas Partey (thigh) and David Luiz, who suffered a gash to the head during the defeat to Wolves. Nicolas Pepe is banned and Gabriel Martinelli (knee) is still out.
Last Premier League result:
Chelsea 0-0 TOTTENHAM
ARSENAL 1-2 Wolves – Gabriel
Head-to-head: Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal, Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham, Tottenham 1-1 Arsenal, Arsenal 0-2 Tottenham, Arsenal 4-2 Tottenham
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