Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions
In a sentence: Bitter North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal will lock horns at Wembley Stadium in the Premier League this weekend.
Last time: Arsenal recorded a 2-0 victory in the reverse match at the Emirates Stadium earlier this season. Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez were both on the scoresheet for the Gunners against their bitter rivals.
This time: Tottenham are available at 53/50 with Arsenal at 27/10 and the draw available at 3/1.
You might remember: The two teams played out a terrific 4-4 draw during the 2008-09 Premier League season. Arsenal led 4-2 entering the closing stages before quick-fire goals from Jermaine Jenas and Aaron Lennon levelled the scores.
Tottenham Hotspur's Last Six:
Tottenham’s last six: Won: 3 Drawn: 3 Lost: 0
Lucas Moura is in line to make his Tottenham debut after being ineligible to face Newport County in the club’s FA Cup fourth-round replay on Wednesday night.
The likes of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Harry Kane will all return to the XI after starting on the bench in the 2-0 victory over Newport County last time out.
Arsenal's Last Six:
Arsenal’s last six: Won: 3 Drawn: 2 Lost: 1
Arsenal could welcome Jack Wilshere back into their starting team, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan should both keep their spots.
Aaron Ramsey netted a hat-trick against Everton last weekend, but the Welshman could drop to the bench as he builds back to full fitness. Petr Cech, Nacho Monreal and Danny Welbeck should also all be available for the visitors following knocks.
Betting Tips & Predictions
Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal will resume their bitter rivalry at Wembley this weekend. Spurs recorded a 2-0 victory when the pair met at White Hart Lane last term, but Arsenal were 2-0 winners at the Emirates Stadium earlier this season. Arsenal will be looking to make it back-to-back Premier League wins over Spurs for the first time since 2014, and the Gunners will enter the match full of confidence following a thumping 5-1 win over Everton on home soil last weekend.
Tottenham are 53/50 to triumph as they look to build on their recent results against Manchester United and Liverpool. The capital club beat Manchester United 2-0 at Wembley last week, before picking up a late draw at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have not actually lost in the Premier League since a 4-1 defeat at Manchester City on December 16, and they will enter the match in fifth position – four points above sixth-placed Arsenal after 26 games of the season.
Arsenal are 27/10 to triumph as the Gunners attempt to build on their brilliant victory over Everton last weekend. It was a performance that would have filled their supporters with confidence, but Arsene Wenger’s side have only won three of their 13 away Premier League matches this season, and lost 3-1 at Swansea City last week. Arsenal are simply a different team when they play on the road, which makes Tottenham the favourites to pick up what would be a huge three points.
The draw is 3/1, and when considering the size of the match, this result is an extremely likely outcome as both managers will be desperate to avoid a defeat. Three of the last five Premier League meetings between these two teams have finished level, while Tottenham have already drawn four league fixtures at Wembley this season.
Harry Kane is 3/1 in the first goalscorer market this weekend, while the England international can be backed at 4/1 to score two or more goals during the 90 minutes. Kane netted his 100th Premier League goal against Liverpool last weekend, and will be fresh after being left on the bench against Newport County on Wednesday night.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is 11/2 in the first goalscorer market as the Gabon international looks to build on his debut goal against Everton last time out. The January arrival from Borussia Dortmund certainly has the pace to upset Tottenham’s defence, and he can also be backed at 11/1 to score two or more goals.
Predicted Score: Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1 Arsenal
Look out for:
The penalty market has some excellent value. Tottenham were awarded two penalties against Liverpool last weekend, and are 5/1 to score a spot kick this weekend. Arsenal, meanwhile, can be backed at 15/2 to net from 12 yards.
A draw with both teams on the scoresheet is available at 18/5. It might well be a cagey affair due to what is at stake, and both managers would more than likely take a point if it were offered ahead of kickoff.
It’s a long shot, but:
Arsenal have been poor on their travels this season, but this particular derby is capable of anything. The Gunners have been boosted by their January business, and can be backed as high as 25/1 to win 3-1 this weekend.
Written by Matt Law
Matt Law is a European football writer with an interest in betting and gambling. An avid Manchester United supporter, Matt can regularly be found backing away wins in unlikely circumstances, sometimes with big success.