With both sides suffering European heartbreak midweek, the north London derby takes place this weekend at White Hart Lane, with Hugh Wilson backing the visitorsAfter being knocked out of the Champions League, Arsenal must pick themselves up this weekend to try and keep their slim hopes of the Premier League title alive.
If they needed anything to fire them up, then a fixture against rivals Tottenham surely would have got their pulses racing. Spurs, like Arsenal, suffered a European setback after losing their first leg of their Europa League quarter-final 3-1 to Benfica at home, which gives them a mountain to climb ahead of the reverse fixture.
Tim Sherwood's side are currently on a woeful run of form, losing four of their last six matches. Before their defeat against Benfica, Spurs were soundly beaten by Chelsea in the league 4-0 at Stamford Bridge.
With pressure mounting on Sherwood and the whole Tottenham squad, a win against Arsenal in the league would be priceless for the whole club. bet365 price them at 19/10 (2.90) to take all three points.
Arsenal put up a fight midweek away at Bayern Munich, but a poor first leg had put them to the sword to leave them with little chance of qualification.
With some poor league results on the road against Stoke and Liverpool, the weekend is a perfect opportunity to turn round their fortunes and keep pressure on Chelsea and Liverpool in the top two spots. bet365 price them at 11/8 (2.38) to win, with the same firm pricing the draw at 23/10 (3.30).
The Gunners and Arsene Wenger have a fantastic record against Spurs this season and in recent years, winning four of the last five meetings, including twice already this season, without conceding a goal.
With Spurs currently in a rut of form and confidence low in the camp, it's tough to see past Arsenal taking all three points in this fixture. The price of 11/8 (2.38) looks like a solid bet with bet365, with Wenger keen to get another one over their north London rivals.
|Arsenal to win at 11/8 (2.38) for 1.5pts with bet365