Tottenham v Arsenal Premier League Tips

Tottenham will collide with Arsenal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and like most north London derbies, you can expect it to be a combustible fixture. There is no love lost between the sides, and a lot is riding on the outcome of this game.

For the first time in years, the stakes are high, especially with the race for the top four set to intensify. Aside from Tottenham and Arsenal, Manchester United and West Ham are also in the frame for a coveted Champions League spot, and a seat at Europe’s top table is achievable for the aforementioned sides.

Although Son Heung-Min is poised to sit this one out, Tottenham should have a near full-strength side available, while Arsenal will be looking to get back on track after defeat on their last Premier League outing at home to Manchester City. 

Harry Kane to score first

Harry Kane may have been on the periphery of things when Arsenal ran out 3-1 winners at the Emirates in this fixture back in September, but the England marksman has a habit of scoring in north London derbies. In 2020, Kane became the all-time leading goalscorer in north London derbies when he notched up his 11th strike in this fixture in a 2-0 victory for the hosts.

The 28-year-old may have struggled for form this season, with four goals representing a very meagre return for a player of his calibre. However, you can’t keep someone like Kane quiet for too long, and he is decently priced at 7/2 with William Hill to score the first goal of the game.

A sending off in the north London derby?

Since the Premier League’s inauguration in 1992, Tottenham v Arsenal has been deemed to be the dirtiest derby, with over 240 yellow cards meted out. Although there were only three players cautioned in the last meeting at the Emirates, the previous season saw Erik Lamela given his marching orders.

There are usually some feisty challenges and late tackles flying around in these games, and bet365 has provided odds of 4/1 for a player to be sent off in the north London derby. Can both teams keep their heads and rise above the occasion?

Tottenham to beat Arsenal 

Tottenham go into this clash with two games in hand after a series of postponements, owing mainly to a spike in COVID-19 cases within the club. However, they have cut the deficit to the Gunners to two points, and they are still unbeaten in the Premier League since Antonio Conte took over.

While the Emirates has been a tough hunting ground for points for Spurs, the same can’t be said at home. Indeed, the last time Conte’s charges lost on home soil against Arsenal in England’s top flight was March 2014, when a rasping strike from Tomas Rosicky proved to be the difference between the two sides. And you can get odds of 29/20 with Paddy Power for Tottenham to pick up all three points against the Gunners.