As the International break ends, the English Premier League continues on Saturday with a North London derby. Arsenal will be aiming to get themselves into the top 4 while the Spurs look forward to close the gap on Manchester City.
The Gunners will enter this game from a 3-1 defeat against the Leaders Manchester City. Their last 6 competitive actions have seen them win 4 of the games, drawn once and lost once.
The Gunners gave won 6 out of the 11 Premier League games played and lost games to Stoke, Liverpool, Watford, and Manchester City. Most of Arsenal’s wins have come at home, they have won all 5 home games played this season. However, this will be their first top game at Emirates this season as they have played the likes of Leicester, Bournemouth, West Brom, Brighton, and Swansea.
On the other hand? Spurs swung back to winning ways prior to the break as they defeated Crystal Palace 1-0. This came just after they shocked football world with a 3-1 win over Real Madrid.
Tottenham now occupies the 3rd position and are 8 Points behind the leaders Manchester City. The last time they made a trip to play a top quality side, they were defeated by Manchester United. But they will feel more comfortable as they get ready for this derby game.
Tottenham have lost just one of the last 6 North London derby games, with Harry Kane scoring 6 goals in 6 games against Arsenal.
Arsenal vs Tottenham: Prediction
Derby games are always tough games to call and considering Arsenal home form and Spurs good form, we can’t separate this two teams.
Our focus is in the goal market and we are predicting a low scoring outcome. Gunners have a good defensive record at home and Spurs have kept things tight at the back. The game could go either way but we are expecting a stalemate after full-time.
Arsenal vs Tottenham: Team News
Santi Cazorla remains on the side line, while Olivier Giroud, David Ospina, and Shkodran Mustafi are doubts for the game.
Rob Holding is unlikely to play.
Spur hopes to see Harry Kane, Harry Winks, and Dele Alli return from minor injuries before the game. Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm, Erik Lamela, Victor Wanyama, and Toby Alderweireld are likely to miss this one.
Arsenal vs Tottenham: Head to Head
The last 5 derby games between these two teams have recorded a win for each side and 3 draws.
Both teams have scored at least a goal in 6 out of their last 7 meetings.
Arsenal last lost a home game against Tottenham in 2010/11 Premier League season, which was the only lost to Spurs at Emirates Stadium.
Since the Era of Premier League, Arsenal have only lost twice at home to Spurs 1992/93 and 2010/11 season. Other defeats were before the Premier League Era.
The last 3 games between the two sides at Emirate stadium have all ended in a 1-1 score line.
Arsenal vs Tottenham: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals
Full-Time result – draw