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Premier League preview and odds: Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspur


Published on: 06/11/2015

Premier League preview and odds: Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspur

November 8, 2015 16:00pm - Emirates Stadium

Premier League

Its derby day at the Emirates on Sunday as North London rivals Arsenal host city neighbours Tottenham Hotspur in the Barclays Premier League.

Gunners on a domestic roll

The cup competitions may not be going too well for Arsenal this season but when it comes to the Premier League, the Gunners are the in-form team. A sequence of five straight wins have propelled Arsene Wenger’s team to second place in the table where only goal difference is keeping them off top spot.

Much of Arsenal’s success can be attributed to a league-leading defensive record of just eight goals conceded - an indication that the summer acquisition of goal keeper Petr Cech seems to have had the desired effect.

At the sharp end of the pitch, Chilean winger Alexis Sánchez and French striker Olivier Giroud have weighed in with six goals apiece to take the London team’s goal tally to a total of 21 from 11 games - the fourth best in the league.

In their last game, they breezed past a struggling Swansea to secure a 3-0 away win thanks to goals from Giroud, Laurent Koscielny, and Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell.

Spurs unbeaten since Matchday One

Spurs are on a decent run of their own and are currently unbeaten in their last 10 games. Their only loss of the season came in their opening day encounter at Old Trafford. However, they have failed to break into the top four thanks to their record of five stalemates, the joint-highest total in the league.

In their last game, they strolled past bottom club Aston Villa by three goals to one at White Hart thanks to goals from Mousa Dembélé, Dele Alli, and back-in-form Harry Kane. A win on Sunday would move them to within two points of their North London adversaries.

Team news

Arsenal`s injury problems persist with Hector Bellerin, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mikel Arteta, David Ospina, Tomas Rosicky, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck all missing out.

Meanwhile, Spurs will be without Tommy Carrol, Federico Fazio, Hueng-Min Son, Nacir Chadli and Alex Pritchard, while Nabil Bentaleb remains a slight doubt.

Recent form (League)

Arsenal: WWWWW

Tottenham: WWDDW

Betting odds and tips

Arsenal are in imperious form but are facing a team that has forgotten how to lose. This should be tough game for Wenger’s men but they should have just enough to edge this one by the odd goal. A correct score of 2-1 to Arsenal at 8/1 with Bet365 looks like a good bet.

Published on: 06/11/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (06/11/2015 16:15:37) but are subject to change.