In today’s Tottenham Hotspur FC vs Arsenal preview, we take a look at one of England’s fiercest rivalries as two North London neighbours do battle for bragging rights and points at Wembley Stadium. The home team have been a little more consistent than their bitter rivals in recent weeks, though form tends to go out the window for Premier League matches of this magnitude.
While the home side in this week’s Tottenham Hotspur FC vs Arsenal betting tips are still in with a real shout of qualifying for the Champions League again next season, their passage to Europe’s top tournament looks a little less certain than it has been in recent seasons. Tottenham Hotspur FC run the risk of losing many of their best players next summer, as well as their in-demand manager Mauricio Pochettino. Losing out on Champions League football would certainly push a few of them closer to the exit.
Arsenal look in a real mess at the moment. Support for long-serving manager Arsene Wenger has never been scarcer and the Gunners are slipping further behind their top of the table counterparts with every passing week. With their player's confidence fragile at best, the prospect of losing a North London Derby and the potential fallout from a defeat will most certainly have nerves jangling in the Gunner’s squad. Read on to see our English soccer predictions for this fixture.
Spurs record when playing at home in this fixture has been very impressive over the last few years. In total, they have lost just once to their North London enemy in ten matches at their own ground. That impressive set of results edges them out as favourites to win in today’s free Tottenham Hotspur FC vs Arsenal bets selection.
In the corresponding fixture last season, Spurs recorded a 2-0 win over the Gunners thanks to two goals in three minutes from Dele Ali and Harry Kane. In fact, centre-forward Kane has scored in Spurs’ home games against Arsenal for three successive Premier League seasons now. The talismanic striker is sure to feature heavily again next week.
At the time of writing, Spurs had only lost one of their twelve Premiership home fixtures since August. In contrast, Arsene Wenger’s men have been struggling on the road all season, winning just three of their thirteen away league matches this term. When the information is digested, backing Mauricio Pochettino’s men to triumph on February 10th is a smart move. EnergyBet’s Premier League football game odds for a home win are priced much more generously than any of their competitors, so make sure to check them out.
With the home side in this week’s Tottenham Hotspur FC vs Arsenal predictions firmly established as favourites to win already in our tips, you can bolster your potential winnings by adding both teams to score to our outright prediction selection. Despite their lacklustre overall performances, the Gunners are still one of the league’s most capable teams in front of goal.
Wenger’s attack is being forced to undergo some major changes in personnel during the January transfer window, but to date, they are still the 5th highest scorers in the Premiership. The Gunners have only failed to find the net once in their last twelve outings. That blank came against Chelsea in the League Cup Semi Final first leg at Stamford Bridge a fortnight ago.
Goals have regularly flown in at both ends in many North London derbies. In fact, it’s interesting to note that in six of the last eight meetings between our featured teams, both sides got themselves on the scoresheet. With plenty of excitement on the cards again in this hate filled contest, we should expect goals at each end of the pitch. Our research shows that the odds available at Winner for our second free pick are the most lucrative around.