Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal Team news, Betting Tips and Odds

Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal Team news, Betting Tips and Odds

Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal predictions for Sunday’s North London Derby. Bitter local rivals Spurs and Arsenal face off for three precious points in the capital.

Spurs continue to flounder
After witnessing another drab and lifeless showing from their team in a 0-0 draw with relegation candidates Bournemouth in mid-week, Tottenham Hotspur will be fearing the worst ahead of Sunday’s North London Derby against rejuvenated local rivals Arsenal.

With Jose Mourinho’s negative influence taking hold, Spurs have looked worryingly low on attacking thrust since the restart, averaging just 1.0 goals per game since Project Restart kicked the campaign back into gear last month.

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min in particular have looked shadows of their former selves since the resumption of play and Tottenham required own goals to help them on their way in their only two victories in five attempts over the past month.

Arsenal making positive strides
Arsenal meanwhile, continued their recent resurgence with a 1-1 draw at home to Leicester City on Tuesday evening, though the Gunners would have been disappointed to throw away three points after they relinquished their lead with just minutes on the clock.

The draw did at least help the Gunners to extend their unbeaten streak to four games, and with Mikel Arteta’s impact continuing to produce improvements on the pitch, Arsenal have now lost just twice in 14 Premier League fixtures since January 1.

Arsenal’s improved results and rapid rise since the turn of the year means a top six finish is still within reach before the campaign concludes, and a victory over Spurs on Sunday could fire the Gunners ahead of the team currently in 6th, Wolves.

Goals at both ends expected
Arsenal make the short hop across North London having kept clean sheets in successive away matches at Southampton and Wolves – though the Gunners were more than a little fortunate to escape both St. Mary’s and Molineux with shutouts.

In total, Arsenal’s defences were breached in 12 of the 17 away matches they contested since August this season, and while Spurs’ forward line has looked less than prolific of late, the Gunners’ record suggests they should have chances to register on Sunday.

With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finding his shooting boots again and talented youngster Bakayo Sako adding productivity and creativity from the flanks, Arsenal should also find final third joy against a Spurs defence that conceded at least once in six of their last nine matches however.

It’s worth nothing that both Spurs and Arsenal found the net in each of their last three Premier League derbies, and with the above factors salient, the both teams to score market is well worth considering for their latest skirmish this weekend.

Our correct score prediction forecasts a 2-1 away win however, which would hand Arsenal their first Premier League victory at Spurs since 2015. The Gunners’ upturn in form should arm them with a powerful cocktail of confidence and momentum ahead of Sunday’s duel, and a flat looking Tottenham look there for the taking.

Arteta’s charges plundered exactly two goals in each of their last two Premier League away matches and scored twice when Arsenal drew 2-2 with Spurs in the reverse fixture between the local antagonists in September. We’re tipping the improving Gunners to go one better to win the points and bragging rights this time around however.

Key Battle: Toby Alderweireld vs Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Experienced Belgian centre-half Toby Alderweireld hasn’t enjoyed the most productive 2019/20 campaign, and the Spurs stalwart again looked a little ropey in Tottenham’s 0-0 draw at Bournemouth in mid-week.

On Sunday, a wobbly Alderweireld comes up against Arsenal hot-shot Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is fresh from a confidence-building run of three goals in three games.

The Gabon international is just two goals shy of Jamie Vardy’s 22-goal haul for the Premier League season, and Aubameyang will be hoping to boost his numbers to drive his quest to win successive Golden Boots.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal team news
The suspended Eric Dier is joined on the sidelines by Japhet Tanganga and Juan Foyth for Spurs, while Dele Alli is still considered a doubt with a hamstring issue.

Tanguy Ndombele, who failed to impress against Bournemouth, could return to the Tottenham bench, while Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min will expect to come back into the starting XI.

Tottenham Hotspur predicted line-up: Lloris – Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies – Winks, Sissoko, Lo Celso – Lucas, Son, Kane

Bernd Leno, Calum Chambers, Pablo Mari and Gabriel Martinelli are all medium to long term absentees for Arsenal, while young striker Eddie Nketiah is suspended after seeing red against Leicester.

Mesut Ozil is also a dobut, while Matteo Guendouzi remains uninvovled after falling out of favour.

Arsenal predicted line-up: Martinez – Mustafi, Luiz, Kolasinac – Bellering, Xhaka, Ceballos, Tierney, Saka, Lacazette, Aubameyang Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook
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