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Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur Match Preview
It is derby time in North London as fierce rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur take center stage in the English Premier League. With action resuming after international break, there can’t be a better game than Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur to get back into action, so read the preview, betting tips and predictions.
Arsenal are currently 6th in the Premier League table with 19 points from 11 games and a whopping 12 points off the leaders Manchester City. That is a disgrace for a club that has started the season with high hopes of challenging for the title but has flattered to deceive in every outing. Before the international break, the Gunners were thrashed 3-1 by Manchester City although manager Arsene Wenger would say that his side were unlucky. Although their last six matches across competitions saw them notch up four wins, one draw and one defeat, their Premier League form is patchy. They have already lost four times in the League – Stoke, Liverpool, Watford, and Manchester City – and look far from a side that can challenge for title. However, they have won all five of their home matches so far and should be confident of putting it across their old rivals.
Tottenham have certainly become the top dogs in North London after being consistent performers in the Premier League. This year too, after a slow start, Spurs have picked up momentum and are currently third in the table with 23 points. That’s level on points with Manchester United but eight behind leaders City. Before the international break, they defeated a stubborn Crystal Palace 1-0 after a stunning 3-1 win over Real Madrid in the Champions League. The visitors will feel confident of their prospects having lost only once in the last six North London derbies. Though there is so much to play for in the season, a defeat would seriously hamper the title prospects of Spurs which makes this Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur game a virtual six-pointer.
Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur Team News
Arsenal have a number of injury worries as Wenger sweats over the fitness of Olivier Giroud and Shkodran Mustafi. David Ospina and Santi Cazorla also remain on the sidelines.
Tottenham are no better as they look to get Harry Kane, Harry Winks, and Dele Alli back to full fitness ahead of this crucial encounter. Toby Alderweireld and Victor Wanyama could be the high-profile absentees.
Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur Probable Line-ups
Arsenal: Cech, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal, Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette.
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Dier, Vertonghen, Davies, Trippier, Dembele, Winks, Rose, Eriksen, Alli, Kane.
Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur Predictions
Notwithstanding doubts over his availability, the England international forward should start for the visitors. Harry Kane has a wonderful North London derby record having netted in all five of his derbies, for six goals in total. Pochettino (two wins, four draws) has never lost a Premier League North London derby although all three of his visits to the Emirates ended in stalemate. We believe this match could also be headed that way.