The biggest rivalry in London continues on Saturday at 12:15 p.m. EST as Arsenal host Tottenham in FA Cup third round action. Expect goals in this one.
There are 24 games being played on Saturday in the third round of the FA Cup but none are bigger than the North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham.
League leaders Arsenal have exceeded the expectations of even their most optimistic fans with their strong performances this season. Though the FA Cup has lost its lustre and prestige for the largest clubs in the top flight, manager Arsene Wenger takes the competition seriously as evidenced by his four Cups with the Gunners.
Today, the hosts are offered at 2.05 to pull off the win against their rivals in the outright sector while the draw/Arsenal pick in the double picks is at 3.10. Wenger's boys are riding a four game unbeaten streak in league play while they have also taken three of the last four against Spurs.
The both teams to score section is where it gets interesting.
Arsenal are offered at a very decent 4.00 to win with both teams to score while Tottenham are listed at 6.00 to win with both teams notching at least one. Both teams have scored in eight of their last nine matches against each other while the over 2.5 total goals having also cracked in nine of their last 10 encounters.
With Olivier Giroud likely out due to illness, Theo Walcott should get some considerable time and is listed at 4.00 to score with an Arsenal victory. On his own to score, he is presently listed at 2.20.
Another value pick in the correct scorer market is Emmanuel Adebayor who has scored four goals in 45 minutes of play since Tim Sherwood took the helm of the club a couple of weeks ago. Adebayor will be facing his old side and is offered at a very juicy 3.00 to score at any point in the game.