Arsenal v Tottenham

BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW

On Saturday lunchtime, Arsenal and Tottenham go head-to-head at the Emirates Stadium in the first North London derby of the season.

Arsenal are enjoying a topsy-turvy campaign, but a win in this clash would move the Gunners to within a point of the third-place visitors.

Prior to the international break, the Gunners suffered a 3-1 defeat at league leaders Manchester City. The defeat was indicative of the north London side on their travels in the last 12 months.

However, a place where they have no troubles winning is the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners have won their last ten home games in the Premier League while scoring two or more goals in nine of those wins.

The last opposition to take anything from the Emirates in the Premier League were Manchester City back in April.

Tottenham are eight points behind league leaders Manchester City in the race for the title. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have not been in great form of late, but they have won five of their last six league games.

A 1-0 defeat at Manchester United in their last away game in the Premier League ended a six-game winning run on the road for the visitors. Spurs had also been prolific in those away wins, scoring two or more goals in all six straight wins.

Tottenham have a terrible record at Arsenal in the Premier League, winning just two of the last 25 clashes played at Highbury and the Emirates Stadium.

Team News

Arsenal are expected to welcome back Danny Welbeck from injury, although Santi Cazorla remains sidelined through injury, while Shkodran Mustafi, Per Mertesacker, Rob Holding and Olivier Giroud are all fitness doubts.

The visitors are without Victor Wanyama and Erik Lamela through injury, while Toby Alderweireld, Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen, Harry Winks and Dele Alli are also doubts for the visitors.

Star striker Harry Kane looks set to start after shaking off an injury that saw him withdraw from the recent England squad.

Match Prediction

Arsenal have a very strong home record, while Spurs record at the Emirates Stadium is poor. However, the Gunners have won just one of the last seven meetings with their local rivals.

I cannot see that record improving in this game, as I believe this clash will end in a low scoring draw.

5/2 Odds

PREDICTION – DRAW

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