Tottenham vs Arsenal Predictions and Betting Tips
In what is a crunch game for both sides, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal clash heads in the Premier League this Thursday.
Nuno’s Spurs were hammered by the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium back in September; 3-1 the scoreline. Would the Red side of London do the double over their local rivals ?
Battle for a place in the Champions League
Spurs have been overly inconsistent this season and, unsurprisingly, they head into this game in need of nothing less than three points to keep their Champions League dreams alive. They’re currently in 5th place whilst four points separate them from Arsenal who occupies the final Champions League spot with just three league games to go. Antonio Conte and his charges did well to come away with a point when they visited Anfield last Saturday, however, it’s still the one win in their last four league games with the side dropping key points against Brighton and Brentford. Still and all, they’ve proved that be a tough side that gets past their own patch picking up maximum points in four of their last five games at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, netting 16 goals in the process.
Arsenal have won the last two North London derbies in the English top-flight and a third consecutive win against their rivals guarantees a spot amongst Europe’s elite clubs for the first time since 2016. The Gunners, who looked down and out of the fight for a spot in the Champions League just last month having posted three consecutive losses against relatively weaker oppositions bounced back remarkably by beating Chelsea, Arsenal, and West Ham before Eddie Nketiah’s brace at the Emirates against Leeds United made it four on the bounce last weekend. Mikel Arteta and his troops are in control of the top four narratives given that even if they lose, they’d still have a one-point gap on their local rivals but with tricky fixtures against Newcastle and Burnley set to come, they would surely be keen on ending the top-four race this Thursday.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal Team News
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting XI:
Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Emerson, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sessegnon; Kulusevski, Kane, Son
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel, Tomiyasu; Xhaka, Elneny; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Nketiah
Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal Prediction: 2-1
Goals at both ends are surely on the cards in this fixture with both nets bulging in five of their last six meetings. However, not only does this fixture almost always favour the hosts, Spurs haven’t lost to Arsenal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and we’re backing them to narrowly edge their local rivals this Thursday.