Betfair offer 6/4 odds on Arsenal to beat Tottenham 2017-11-1814th November 2017 / lee
Arsenal have big enough incentive to go out on Saturday lunchtime in Premier League duty and do Spurs over. After some really poor away form in the Premier League, this season (W1 D1 L4) they are trailing their North London rivals Spurs by four points already.They really can’t afford that to be opened up to seven points. The Gunners kick off in this one down in sixth place in the league having recorded a W5 D1 L4 record for the season and they have simply been propped up by their excellent efforts at home.
Arsenal v Tottenham Betting Odds
Arsenal 13/10, Tottenham 15/8, Draw 5/2
Despite a real scare against Leicester in their opening fixture of the season, Arsenal have remained perfect on home soil this season in the Premier League with five wins from five. That has been massively important for them. They have collected a clean sheet in three of their last four home victories as well and they need to use the inspiration from that great form to go and take the game to their rivals. Arsenal have just the one point from their three games so far this season against current top five sides and can’t afford another blowout.
Having earned a point against Chelsea and having suffered defeats against Liverpool and Man City, Arsenal’s strength has been called into question once again. But they do remain very strong on home soil where they are averaging 2.6 goals per game. This North London derby is likely to swing the other way and go under 2.5 goals which is a price of 13/10 at William Hill, just because six of the last eight league meetings between the two clubs have gone below the mark. Arsenal are running on a three match winless streak of form against Spurs at home as well in league competitions.
The last three games between the two rivals at the Emirates have all ended in a 1-1 draw which is a price of 6/1 in the William Hill correct score market. While they have been poor this season at the back out on the road, they were actually competitive in a 3-1 loss at Manchester City just before the international break, but luck was really against them in the fixture and the Citizens made it count by taking advantage. But there were competitive positives that Arsenal could have taken away from the game and Wenger probably won’t be leaving Alexandre Lacazette out of the starting eleven for this one.
Strangely he left the summer signing on the bench, as he did for the game against Chelsea, which were really strange things to do. Lacazette is their top scorer, has the pace and finishing quality to trouble sides. He is a price of 11/8 in the anytime goalscorer market and it was he who got the consolation at Man City after coming off the bench. So Arsenal’s home form will be the indicator by which they will judge their chances in this one. They have scored at least two goals in each of their home games this season but will face a tough Tottenham defence.
Tottenham have had another great season in the Premier League and they have been firing along so well in the UEFA Champions League as well, with four points collected in two games against Real Madrid. But their character is going to be tested in this one because they lost their one big away game that they have played in the Premier League this season. They went down 1-0 at Old Trafford against Manchester United adding to their other defeat this season at home against Chelsea. So they have yet to beat a top four side which will give sixth-placed Arsenal a glimmer of hope in this derby atmosphere.
Yes Spurs have Harry Kane who has scored in each of his last six games against Arsenal in the league and the Gunners only have an even W3 D4 L3 record in their last ten league games against the Lilywhites. But the Gunners are unbeaten in their last six home games against their North London rivals in league contests and with them humming along in great form at the Emirates this season they aren’t bad value at 6/4 with Betfair to put the win on the board.
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