Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal: Preview & betting odds for the NLD
This is a preview ahead of this weekend’s North London Derby between Tottenham and Arsenal at Wembley including betting tips/odds.
This weekend’s big game see’s Totteham Hotspur entertain Arsenal at Wembley in a mouthwatering North London Derby on Saturday lunchtime.
Spurs head in to the game sitting third in the table but not only have they seen their title challenge derailed with consecutive defeats to Burnley and Chelsea, they now find themselves in a battle to stay in the top four.
Wednesday night’s 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge opened the door for fourth-placed Arsenal to cut the gap to just four points with a resounding 5-1 victory over Bournemouth at the Emirates.
With Manchester United just one point off Arsenal and Chelsea a further two points back, the race for Champions League qualification is going to be tight so it’s all to play for at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.
Tottenham will hand a late fitness test to Harry Winks after he picked up a knock in midweek while Jan Vertonghen is also a doubt after missing the defeat at Chelsea with a hip injury.
Dele Alli remains out with a hamstring injury while Eric Dier has tonsillitis so they remains unavailable but Harry Kane is free to play after escaping retrospective action for an apparent headbutt on Cesar Azpilicueta.
Arsenal have been boosted by the news that Laurent Koscielny is available despite picking up a knee problem in midweek while Stephan Lichtsteiner is in contention after recovering from a back injury.
Hector Bellerin, Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding remain out with season-ending injuries.
Tottenham are the 21/20 favourites to win the game with most of the top betting sites uk while Arsenal can be backed at 11/4 with the draw available at 27/10 – which appears unlikely given Spurs are yet to draw a league game this season.
Kane loves to play against Arsenal as he has a terrific goal-scoring record against them so he looks good to score first at odds of 16/5 while some may be tempted by the in-form Hueng-min Son at 4/1. For Arsenal fans, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is 5/1 to score first while Alexandre Lacazette can be backed at 11/2.
I think we’ll see goals in this game and like the look of the 2-2 draw at odds of 10/1. If we add Kane as first scorer in a 2-2 draw we get very tempting odds of 56/1. That’s got to be worth a few quid.
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