Arsenal v Tottenham Betting Tips and Preview
The first North London Derby of the season gets underway at The Emirates on Sunday, with both teams continuing to battle for a top 4 position. Arsenal come into the game on a remarkable unbeaten run, but after ending Chelsea's unbeaten streak on Saturday, Tottenham will be hoping to do the same to their North London Rivals. This will be Unai Emery’s first taste of a North London Derby, after experience in both Le Classique and the Seville Derby.
Arsenal Premier League Form
Last Time Out In The Premier League
Arsenal were on the right side of one of the most impressive Premier League own goals of all time this weekend. Jefferson Lerma’s first time volley from the edge of the area could have potentially made goal of the month, if it wasn’t in his own net. After 45 minutes, Arsenal looked to be heading into halftime in the lead, for the first time this season. But Josh King’s curling effort in added time ensured that the teams would go in level. In Alexandre Lacazette’s absence, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scored the winner from Sead Kolasinac’s low cross. The win makes it 17 games unbeaten for Unai Emery’s squad and the manager will be relieved that draws are now being turned into wins for Arsenal.
Tottenham Premier League Form
Last Time Out In The Premier League
Tottenham produced their best performance of the season so far with a 3-1 demolition of Chelsea at Wembley. Dele Alli got Spurs off to a perfect start with a glancing header from Christian Eriksen’s free kick. Just 8 minutes later, Harry Kane made it 2-0 with a long range effort. Although it initially looked like Kepa Arrizabalaga had been wrongfooted, replays showed David Luiz simply moving out of the way of the ball, when he had an easy chance to block. After the break, Heung Min Son’s incredible solo effort made a fool of David Luiz once again, before slotting past Arrizabalaga for 3-0. Alli and Kane both had good opportunities, but it was Olivier Giroud who would grab the next goal. That turned out to be nothing but a consolation however, with Spurs taking the 3 points and moving above Chelsea into 3rd.
Arsenal v Tottenham Head To Head
Arsenal Wins - 81
Draws - 51
Tottenham Wins - 63
In the Premier League era, this fixture has largely been dominated by Arsenal, however in recent years, Tottenham have made it a much closer game. Since Mauricio Pochettino took over Tottenham in 2014, Spurs have only lost twice, along with 3 wins and 4 draws. Last year, the 2 sides were split with one win each, the home side winning both games. In February, Harry Kane scored the only goal in a 1-0 win for Spurs, taking his tally in North London Derby’s to 7. His tally takes him to joint second in the top scorers of the fixture during the Premier League era. In London Derbies in general, Kane has scored 24 goals and the England man has already proved that he is a man for the big occasion.
Where To Watch Arsenal v Tottenham
Arsenal v Tottenham will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event from 2:15pm on Sunday 2nd December.
Bet UK’s Betting Tips
After a few years of Tottenham owning North London, this could be the closest North London Derby for a while.
*All odds from Bet UK’s online sportsbook correct at the time of writing.
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