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Arsenal V Tottenham Hotspur
Sunday 8th November. 4PM. Sky Sports 1
Super Sunday’s don’t come much bigger than a North London derby, and this weekend’s showdown at the Emirates is set to be a thrilling encounter between these two fierce rivals.
Both teams have started the Premier League campaign in pretty good form, and each will be equally eager to score bragging rights over their local rivals. There’s a lot more than three points at stake, and it should show as they collide for the second time in 2015/16.
Prepare yourselves for a classic.
Gunners Face Injury Crisis
Ordinarily, Arsene Wenger’s men would be extremely confident heading into a home derby against Spurs. After all, the Gunners have scored more goals against Tottenham than any other team during Wenger’s era.
However, the Gunners are without 10 players for this content. Ten. When added to the humiliation they received in Munich on Wednesday, it might not be too easy for the Reds.
On the other hand, they have enjoyed some fantastic results in the league and enter the weekend sitting joint top with Manchester City. If they can overcome their issues to beat their local rivals here, it would send a strong warning shot to the Etihad.
Arsenal have already beaten Spurs once this season, and they still have enough quality to seal the points here. The Emirates will be expecting.
Can Harry Kane Cause A Storm?
While Mauricio Pochettino’s men have hardly set the world alight this term, the white half of North London have quietly performed quite well and will be confident about making a serious push for a top four finish this term. They could really highlight their credentials with a famous win over their rivals.
Spurs haven’t won a league game at the Emirates since 2010, but they’ll feel like this is their best chance to end that run, especially now Harry Kane is back amongst the goals. After a difficult start, the childhood Gooner has scored four in his last two league games whilst he also got his name on the scoresheet on Thursday against Anderlecht.
As far as the league is concerned, Tottenham are unbeaten since the opening weekend defeat at Old Trafford. Confidence is high, and they will be eager to keep this rich vein of form going. They’ve looked particularly strong at the back and will hope to nullify Arsenal’s weakened attack. If they can achieve that, they’ve got every chance of securing the win.
Moreover, their confidence will be high after Thursday’s late win at the Lane. Whatever happens, it should be a thrilling spectacle.
Arsenal V Tottenham Hotspur Betting
In spite of their casualties, it’s Arsenal that enter Sunday’s showdown as the betting favourites. The Gunners are priced 8/13 with Bet365 while Spurs are underdogs at 17/4. The draw can be backed at 3/1.
As good as Arsenal have been, you have to wonder what damage will have been caused by Wednesday’s loss. While they have had an extra day’s rest, the currently limited options could make things particularly difficult.
By no means are we suggesting the hosts can’t win. But Tottenham are certainly capable of keeping things tight. The Asian handicap looks very tempting indeed.[quote_center]Tottenham +1 Asian handicap @ 7/10 with Bet365[/quote_center]
A lot of matches between these sides have been packed with goals. But, taking the injuries into consideration, as well as the defensive league form of both sides, this one might need a moment of magic.
We’d be surprised if it was 0-0. However, we half expect this to be a strategic battle rather than the end-to-end thrillers that we’ve come to love and know. With this in mind, our second selection stands out as a cracking piece of value.[quote_center]Under 2.5 goals @ 27/20 with Bet365[/quote_center]