Kick-off: 1630, 26/09/2021
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Arsenal have only dropped two points in the last four north London derbies at Emirates Stadium and are tipped to see off Tottenham again on Sunday.
These two old rivals have flip-flopped in terms of Premier League form since the international break and all the momentum is now with the Gunners.
We’re happy to take 13/10 for a home win as our opening Arsenal vs Tottenham prediction.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Arsenal opened the campaign with three straight top-flight defeats but have rallied to register back-to-back 1-0 wins over Norwich and Burnley.
Martin Odegaard did the damage at Turf Moor with a fine first-half free-kick, which helped to give us three successful selections, including a 13/2 correct score pay-out.
Mikel Arteta has praised his side for defending from the front, hailing that as a major reason behind their upturn in fortunes.
“It’s the whole unit that has to be compact, that has to stay compact at all times,” he said.
“The only way to do it is when the ball is moving, that everybody is moving. If the distances get split and the unit starts to break, there is nothing.
“There is a lot of coaching now going on around the team. Young players are starting to talk and communicate, and that facilitates a lot of things in the defensive phase.”
Having midfield lynchpin Thomas Partey back fit is a major boost and the Gunners suddenly look like a team again.
Examining the Arsenal vs Tottenham odds, this could be tight for a while but we like 9/2 for Draw HT/Arsenal FT.
Last Arsenal EPL line-up: Ramsdale, Tierney, White, Gabriel, Tomiyasu, Partey, Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang, Pepe.
Granit Xhaka is available having served a three-match ban. Fellow midfielder Mohamed Elneny (hamstring) is fit.
A Look At Tottenham Hotspur’s Betting Odds
Nuno Espirito Santo’s honeymoon period as Tottenham boss appears well and truly over following 3-0 defeats by Crystal Palace and Chelsea.
Japhet Tanganga’s red card didn’t help at Selhurst Park but there were no excuses for a second-half collapse against the Blues on home turf.
“Our fans deserve much, much better than what we did on Sunday,” declared Nuno.
“I was really pleased and I think our fans were as well with the first half, there were a lot of positives, but the second half was not good.
“So, we lost that chance to recover the good feeling among us, but my message is clear; we are working very hard and the players are committed to it.”
Harry Kane’s form since missing out on a summer move to Manchester City has been poor, with the England striker yet to score in four Premier League outings.
An ankle injury to Steven Bergwijn has come at a bad time and Spurs look a team to avoid until Kane and Son Heung-min recapture their sparkle.
Both teams have scored in five of the last six league meetings between these sides, though, so let’s go with 17/2 for a 2-1 home win to complete our Arsenal vs Tottenham betting tips.
Last Spurs EPL line-up: Lloris, Reguilon, Romero, Emerson, Dier, Hojbjerg, Lo Celso, Alli, Ndombele, Son, Kane.
Lucas Moura returns after a knock but Ryan Sessegnon’s hamstring injury keeps him out.
Last EPL result:
Burnley 0-1 ARSENAL – Martin Odegaard
TOTTENHAM 0-3 Chelsea
Head-to-head: Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham, Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal, Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal, Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham
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