Premier League Matchweek 11 | Tottenham vs Arsenal: Match preview, Betting tips and Predictions - North London rivalry reloaded!
|Weldon! Harry Kane appreciate Hugo Lloris after his heroics last weekend at Stamford Bridge. (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)|
Tottenham vs Arsenal
Much different faces, same feel, never about injuries, not about suspensions, with zero margin for errors and bragging rights at stake, the next instalment of the North London Derby is upon us.
Tottenham Hotspur hosts Arsenal on Sunday at their new stadium looking down on Arsenal from the top as it has come to happen these days, bringing to fore the question: Is Spurs now the king of North London?
Arsenal will never agree to such notion but recent results disagree, but for the second time in history, Jose Mourinho will be involved in the famous North London derby and will look to build on the momentum which has Tottenham on top of the premier league table.
If you’re as good as your last game, then Arsenal can be optimistic, anything else and the advantage lies with the hosts.
Arsenal beat Rapid Wien in the Europa League, scoring four times and strolling into the next phase of the tournament but their league form begs for attention.
The Gunners have lost five times out of ten and playing out a draw at Elland Road, their latest loss was at home last weekend against Wolves.
The loss to Wolves left bitter tastes considering the game was winnable.
Arsenal didn’t come to the party until the second half and at the time, Wolves managed the game very well and made sure Arsenal didn’t have a single shot on target.
Spurs on their parts went to Stamford Bridge and played out a valuable goalless draw.
Chelsea had chances late on but Spurs kept a very strong defensive shape despite handing Joe Rodon his debut following an injury to Toby Alderwerld.
Nine different players have scored in the league for Tottenham this season but Arsenal are struggling for goals from midfield.
Arsenal have had the fewest shots of the traditional top six and have scored the fewest as well, but they can be proud of their defensive record which might not count in this context.
Harry Kane and Heung Min Son have combined to produce a goal, more than any other duo in the league but Arsenal can’t relate.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has only scored twice in the league this season, but statistics show that the players behind him struggle to connect him or play into space.
Jose Mourinho has a very rich history against Arsenal and his first North London Derby appearance ended in success after the lockdown.
Arsenal will be eleven points behind Tottenham if they lose here, it would be their worst ever start to a league season and Tottenham will no doubt be regarded as the title favorite but form goes out the window when derby days come.
Harry Kane will be the highest ever North London Derby scorer if he finds the net on Sunday.