class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With both teams looking more comfortable in attack than defence recently, Al Hain-Cole expects another entertaining north London derby at the Emirates
Arsenal will be determined to close the gap on neighbours Tottenham when they meet at the Emirates Stadium in Sunday’s Premier League clash.
The Gunners are seven points adrift of their rivals, having won just two of their last seven matches in the league.
Indeed, the game could prove pivotal in the race for European football, with both sides currently outside the top six.
Arsenal vs Tottenham latest odds
Without a win in the last five north London derbies, Arsenal are priced at 31/20 (2.55) with bet365 to give themselves a boost with a long-awaited victory here.
However, Jose Mourinho’s men come into this game on the back of a five-match winning streak in all competitions, and are available at 7/4 (2.75) to secure a third win in a row against this opposition.
The sides shared a 2-2 draw in their previous encounter at the Emirates Stadium last season, and you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on them cancelling each other out once again.
Arsenal vs Tottenham team news
Emile Smith Rowe made his comeback from injury in Thursday’s Europa League win over Olympiacos, leaving the hosts with a fully-fit squad to choose from.
For Tottenham, Serge Aurier is available once again after returning from injury to face Dinamo Zagreb, with Jose Mourinho having declared Harry Kane fit to face the Gunners despite an injury scare towards the end of Thursday night’s game.
Arsenal vs Tottenham preview
While Mikel Arteta likes to keep things tight in big matches, it is hard to see his side earning a first clean sheet in eight derbies considering they have conceded at least once in each of their last nine matches in all competitions.
Nevertheless, a return of 10 goals scored in the last four games suggests they will definitely back themselves at the other end of the pitch against a visiting backline that has kept just two clean sheets in 14 away games – conceding 10 times in the last five.
What’s more, north London derbies have been entertaining affairs in recent seasons, averaging over three goals per game in the last six matches and seeing goals at both ends in four of those.
Arsenal vs Tottenham predictions
All in all, odds of 10/11 (1.91) seem well worth backing on Arsenal and Tottenham serving up yet more excitement with at least three goals being scored.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
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