Tottenham-Arsenal Betting Preview: Bale to come to the fore in a high-scoring North London derby

This fixture can usually be counted on to provide entertainment, and with Spurs' Welsh winger in the form of his life, Al Hain-Cole sees no reason for this to change
North London derbies are always entertaining affairs, but Sunday’s clash between Tottenham and Arsenal promises to be extra special.

Both sides are at the forefront of the race for Champions League qualification, although for the first time in years Spurs could realistically claim to be the superior outfit.

However, with November’s 5-2 thrashing at the Emirates still hanging over them, Andre Villas-Boas’ men will be desperate redress the balance of power in North London and strengthen their claim for Champions League football with a victory of their own. Paddy Power offer odds of 13/10 (2.30) on them coming out on top.

Despite the rather gloomy mood surrounding Arsene Wenger’s side, they have actually won four and drawn one of their last five games in the Premier League, and are available at 21/10 (3.10) to pick up their first win at White Hart Lane in five league visits.

There has not been a draw in any of the last seven league encounters between these two rivals, but you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on this one finishing all square.

Only Everton versus Manchester United has provided more Premier League goals than this fixture over the years, and neutrals tuning in this weekend are unlikely to be disappointed.

Considering there have been at least three goals scored in 12 of the last 13 encounters between these sides, odds of 4/7 (1.57) look like a solid bet for the over 2.5 market to come up trumps on this occasion. This could be a sensible single or as part of a multiple.

With an open game seemingly on the cards, Gareth Bale can be counted on to continue the explosive form that has made him the name on everybody’s lips over the past few weeks.

The Welshman knows how it feels to score against the enemy, having done so on four previous occasions, and is currently enjoying the most prolific form of his career, with eight goals in his last six outings.

Three of his last four games have included two-goal hauls, and 7/1 (8.00) looks like a good price for him to grab at least a double against the Gunners.

Over 2.5 goals at 4/7 (1.57) with Paddy Power
Gareth Bale to score two or more at 7/1 (8.00) with Paddy Power

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.