Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Premier League Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal

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Sunday, September 1, 2019


Emirates Stadium

Punter's Pick

Given the recent form of both teams, there is no overwhelming favourite for the win in this fixture. Arsenal have home advantage but a poor defensive showing against Liverpool will boost Spurs who have the power and creativity to trouble them. For Arsenal, much will depend on the form of Pepe to get up and support Aubameyang and whether Mesut Ozil comes back into the team. We feel that the corners market is a better selection and backing over 10 at 10/11 with Bet365 is a good bet given this market has materialised in the last couple of league games at the Emirates. This competitive fixture is also conducive to the cards market and backing over 4.5 at 5/6 is also a good shout considering there were six and seven respectively in both league games last year with each game producing a red card.

Arsenal renew their rivalry with Tottenham Hotspur as they host their North London neighbours at the Emirates Stadium. The standout fixture of the weekend promises to be a cracker as two strong teams vying for places in the top four come head to head having lost their previous league games. Both will be keen to get back on track prior to the international break and boast bragging rights come Sunday evening.

Having won their opening two league games, Arsenal capitulated against Liverpool where goals from Joel Matip and a Mo Salah braced doomed the Gunners to their first defeat of the season. Unai Emery decided to play a diamond formation and they were completely dominated in midfield by Henderson, Fabinho and Wijnaldum. More worrying for Arsenal fans was the performance of summer signing David Luiz, who lazily tugged at Mo Salah’s shirt to give Liverpool a penalty and was then turned and outrun on the halfway line by the Egyptian who went on to complete the rout. Emery is likely to return to a more conventional 4-4-2 formation and restore Aubameyang up front away from the wings. New signing Pepe showed glimpses of his form but was well marshalled by Virgil Van Dijk. The Gunners lacked a creative spark and it will be interesting to see if Emery brings in Mkhitaryan or Mesut Ozil to the starting lineup.

On the other hand, Tottenham have been somewhat fortunate in picking up four points from their first three games. They trailed Aston Villa for long periods at home before late goals from NDombele and Harry Kane secured the win. The Lilywhites also have VAR to thank for scraping a point against champions Manchester City but last week would have been a shock to the system when they lost at home to Newcastle courtesy of a Joelinton strike. Spurs never looked like getting back into the contest despite welcoming back Heung-min Son and Pochettino admitted that his side is still unsettled.

In team news, Arsenal have reported no fresh injury concerns as Mesut Ozil is fit after recovering from illness and could be drafted into the starting lineup to provide the creative spark. Alexandre Lacazette will be vying for a starting place alongside Aubameyang with Lucas Torreira performing well when coming on as a second half substitute against Liverpool. The diminutive midfielders fight and industry may well be needed in a potentially fiery derby match. Hector Bellerin (knee), Konstantinos Mavropanos (groin) and Kieran Tierney (groin) all remain out with potential returns in October.

For Tottenham, they are likely to be without Kyle Walker-Peters and record signing Tanguy NDombele. Ryan Sessegnon and Juan Foyth also remain out but Dele Alli is on the comeback trail and should be available after the international break. Whether Christian Eriksen is drafted back into the team in place of Erik Lamela will be interesting as rumours still persist of a move away for the Dane.

In recent head to heads, these two have been fairly evenly matched. They met three times last season including the Carabao Cup with honours even at one win apiece and a draw in the league. The game at the Emirates was particularly entertaining as the teams shared in a 4-2 thriller and fans will be hoping for more of the same on Sunday.

Punter's Pick

Given the recent form of both teams, there is no overwhelming favourite for the win in this fixture. Arsenal have home advantage but a poor defensive showing against Liverpool will boost Spurs who have the power and creativity to trouble them. For Arsenal, much will depend on the form of Pepe to get up and support Aubameyang and whether Mesut Ozil comes back into the team. We feel that the corners market is a better selection and backing over 10 at 10/11 with Bet365 is a good bet given this market has materialised in the last couple of league games at the Emirates. This competitive fixture is also conducive to the cards market and backing over 4.5 at 5/6 is also a good shout considering there were six and seven respectively in both league games last year with each game producing a red card.

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