class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>One of the fiercest rivalries in the Premier League resumes on Sunday afternoon and Goal is backing a cagey encounter in the north of the capital
Sunday afternoon sees Arsenal welcome Tottenham to the Emirates stadium for the first north London derby of the Premier League season.
These two rivals began the season in contrasting fashion, with Spurs winning their opening three matches and the Gunners suffering three defeats, yet consecutive defeats for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side coupled with Arsenal winning their last two games mean just three points separate the sides.
Arsenal vs Tottenham Latest Odds
The Gunners have won just one of their last six meetings with Spurs, but it was the most recent clash in March.
A home win can be backed at 23/20 (2.15) with bet365, while the visitors are priced at 5/2 (3.50) with the draw on offer at 23/10 (3.30).
Arsenal vs Tottenham Team News
The Gunners have no major injury concerns and welcome back Granit Xhaka from suspension.
Spurs too have a relatively clean bill of health, with Ryan Sessegnon and Steven Bergwijn the only players unavailable.
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After starting the season with three clean sheets, Tottenham’s defensive solidity has evaporated, with the side conceding at least twice in each of their last four competitive games.
Keeping things tight and avoiding defeat will be paramount to Spurs’ approach on Sunday and, having suffered back-to-back 3-0 defeats in London derbies to Crystal Palace and Chelsea, they will be desperate to avoid another loss in the most important derby of all.
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The Gunners, meanwhile, have clawed back some confidence in recent weeks with narrow 1-0 wins over Norwich and Burnley respectively, although it is clear they are not yet firing on all cylinders this term.
With neither side at their best and in one of the fiercest derbies in the country, Sunday’s north London derby looks like being a cagey affair.
Arsenal vs Tottenham Tips and Predictions
Under 2.5 goals is priced at 4/5 (1.80) while opposing a goal before minute 30 could also appeal at 5/6 (1.83).
The price of 23/10 (3.30) also looks worthy of consideration, while backing a draw at half time at 11/10 (2.10) could be a shrewd option.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.