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Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur prediction, match preview and betting tips
Arsenal fans take pride in celebrating St. Totteringham’s Day – the day when they celebrate the fact that Tottenham can no longer catch Arsenal in the League. That remains a mocking point for the Gunners’ fans, but Tottenham have certainly moved above them in the recent past. With Arsenal still in doldrums trying to find a middle ground between Arsene Wenger’s future and the club’s fortunes, Spurs have silently taken the mantle of top dogs in North London.
Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction
That will be up for test when Arsenal (6th, 19 points) welcome Tottenham (3rd, 23 points) to their Emirates Stadium on Saturday, November 18. Apart from bragging rights, what’s on offer is a chance to stay alive in the title race.
Arsenal have every reason to feel bad about where their season is going. They are already 12 points off the leaders Manchester City but realistically they want to get back into Champions League places. Their last six matches across competitions saw them win four and lose just once (3-1 to City) but their performances have been patchy. They have won all five of their home matches but are yet to meet a team of the standard of Tottenham.
It is a tribute to the growing influence of Mauricio Pochettino that Tottenham continue to be title contenders. Level on points with Manchester United, Tottenham are still eight points off the leaders. Anything less than three points from the derby will put pressure on their title hopes. Having never lost a North London derby (won 2 and drew 4), Pochettino will look to find his first win at the Emirates.
Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur Team Stats
Arsenal can make it six home victories to start their season for the first time since 2007/08. But, Tottenham have won 6 out of their last 7 away matches in the Premier League although their last outing saw them lost 1-0 at Old Trafford.
If you are looking for a proven performer, look no further than Harry Kane who has scored 6 goals in 5 of his Premier League derbies against Arsenal.
Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction and free football betting tips
Kane to score
Doubts remain over his availability, but Kane should be eager to get on the pitch, especially since it’s Arsenal. If he scores this weekend, Kane would become the first player to score in 6 consecutive North London derbies. Back the forward to add this milestone to his growing list of statistic highs.
When it comes to picking a winner in this match, it looks like Pochettino’s quest for a win at the Emirates will have to wait a little longer.
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