Kick off: Sunday, November 6, 12:00 PM
Venue: Emirate Stadium (London)
Head to head record
Tottenham vs Arsenal 2-2 (2015/2016 Premier League)
Arsenal vs Tottenham 1-1 (2015/2016 Premier League)
Tottenham vs Arsenal 1-2 (2015/2016 League Cup)
Tottenham vs Arsenal 2-1 (2014/2015 Premier League)
Arsenal vs Tottenham 1-1 (2014/2015 Premier League)
Arsenal vs Tottenham prediction
High-flying Arsenal will be aiming to climb to top position in the Premier League standings with a win over their fierce local rivals Tottenham Hotspur. The two teams face each other in the North London derby on Saturday and, no doubt, there will be fireworks in Sunday’s showdown at Emirates Stadium.
Now or never?
It has been 12 years since Arsenal won their last Premier League trophy. The Gunners are desperate to regain the domestic title and they could not have wished for a better start to the season. Arsene Wenger’s men have been producing outstanding displays in the 2016/2017 Premier League campaign and duo Mesut Ozil – Alexis Sanchez looks unstoppable at the moment. Arsenal rolled over Sunderland (4-1) at the weekend, but despite crushing the Black Cats at Stadium of Ligth, the capital club remained in second place in the standings. The Gunners aim to overtake Manchester City in top position and, no doubt, the hosts will go all guns blazing at Tottenham Hotspur in Sunday’s London derby. Alexis Sanchez has netted eight goals in all competitions this season and the Chilean attacker is widely expected to lead the line for Arsene Wenger’s troops against Tottenham.
Per Mertesacker and Danny Welbeck are definitely out of contention through injury, while Nacho Monreal should recover in time to face Tottenham. Kieran Gibbs and Santi Cazorla are both rated doubtful, but full-back Hector Bellerin should be recalled to the starting line-up.
No Kane, no party
Tottenham Hotspur impressed in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and they made a flying start to the new season as well. However, Spurs have been struggling in front of goal ever since Harry Kane suffered an injury, but the last season’s top scorer could return against Arsenal. Mauro Pochettino’s men have been dropping down the standings week by week and they sit in 5th place in the table ahead of the North London derby. Tottenham Hotspur head into the match following a 1-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League and it has to be noted that they have slim chances of qualifying for the knockout stages of the elite competition. Spurs shared the spoils with the likes of WBA, Bournemouth and Leicester City in previous three league fixtures and I am positive that they will be happy with one point from Sunday’s clash against Arsene Wenger’s troops.
Harry Kane is a major doubt and he will be assessed on the match day. Important defender Toby Alderweireld is sidelined with injury, while midfielder Moussa Sissoko misses the local derby through suspension.
- Both teams scored in each of their last five meetings in all competitions
- Tottenham recorded their last win at Emirates Stadium back in 2010
- Arsenal are on a 15-game unbeaten run in all competitions
- Under 2.5 goals were scored in seven of Tottenham’s last eight games
- Olivier Giroud scored three goals for Arsenal in previous two matches
Arsenal vs Tottenham betting pick
Both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur aim to stay in the title race and I believe that both sides will go for a win in Sunday’s game. However seeing that Spurs have not been impressive in front of goal of late, there is every chance we will see a low-scoring game at Emirates Stadium. You should bear in mind that Arsenal managed to keep three clean sheets in previous five league fixtures.
Pick: Under 2.5 goals