One of the most highly anticipated North London derbies in recent years will take place on Saturday when Arsenal welcome arch-rival Tottenham to the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners enter October atop the Premier League table after winning six of their first seven matches, while Spurs sit just a point off the pace in third position.
While the last meeting between these two clubs in May, won 3-0 by Tottenham, went a long way towards deciding which team qualified for this season’s Champions League, there is a different air about this match as both teams look to stake their claims as potential title challengers.
Let’s dig into the Arsenal vs Tottenham betting odds for this must-see match.
John Arlia's 2022-23 EPL Betting Record: 9-11-0 (-1.91 units)
Arsenal vs Tottenham Odds
- 3-Way Handicap: Arsenal (+105) | Draw (+260) | Tottenham (+240)
- Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 (-160) | Under (+115)
- Both Teams to Score: Yes (-175) | No (+125)
- Draw No Bet: Arsenal (-200) | Tottenham (+145)
Arsenal vs Tottenham odds are current as of Wednesday, Sept. 28 at BetMGM Sportsbook.
Arsenal are the home favorites in this match, which is deserved since the Gunners currently sit atop the table and have a sterling record against Spurs at home.
In the Premier League era (since 1992-93), Tottenham have won this exact fixture just twice, with their only victory at the Emirates Stadium coming back in November 2010.
Arsenal vs Tottenham Betting Tips
North London derbies are typically contentious, physical matches. In recent meetings, we have seen some players get too revved up for the big occasion. However, keeping a cool head will be critical, as two red cards (both via second yellows) have been brandished over the last three EPL contests between these clubs.
That was the case in the most recent fixture, the only showdown between managers Mikel Arteta and Antonio Conte, with Arsenal center back Rob Holding being sent off after 33 minutes. Obviously, it is hard to take too much from that 3-0 result as the game drastically changed after that.
Even more, this Arsenal side looks completely different than the one that crawled to the finish line last season. The emergence of William Saliba in defense has made a big difference in providing stability, while Gabriel Jesus adds a legitimate goal threat up front.
I would expect Conte’s side to play a bit more conservatively in the opening few minutes away from home, but Tottenham have the firepower to go for this. Son Heung-min continued his stellar form through the international break, and we all know Harry Kane loves a goal against the Gunners.
Arsenal vs Tottenham Prediction
Arsenal 3-2 Tottenham
The home team has won the last five North London derbies in EPL play, and I like that trend to continue.
Both teams enter the match with some injury concerns coming out of the international break, so it is hard to know how each side will line up. However, it appears that most of these issues are concentrated in defensive areas, as there are doubts about the fitness of Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and left back Ben Davies, as well as Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney, Alex Zinchenko, and Thomas Partey.
Do not be surprised if we get a high-scoring derby, as was often the case in the early 2010s.
Arsenal vs Tottenham Best Bets
➕ Both Teams to Score: Yes (-170) at BetMGM Sportsbook
WAGER: 3.4 Units
Both Arsenal and Spurs have found the back of the net in each of the last four league meetings at the Emirates.
The Gunners have scored in every match so far this campaign but have also conceded in all three of their home outings to date against the likes of Leicester, Fulham, and Aston Villa.
Spurs’ front three pose a legitimate threat and should also get on the score sheet at some point.
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➕ Arsenal Win & Over 3.5 Goals (+350) at BetMGM Sportsbook
WAGER: 0.75 Units
This match will live up to its billing, and we will get a very open game of football.
Both teams are averaging over two goals per game in league play this season, and each will have plenty of goal threats on the pitch. Arsenal’s defense cannot be trusted to keep a clean sheet, and Lloris could be a big miss for Spurs if he misses out through injury.
Taking a shot on Arsenal to win and Over 3.5 goals to be scored is an intelligent proposition at this price.
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➕ Harry Kane: Anytime Goalscorer (+160) at PointsBet Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
Honestly, I would understand if this were the only wager you wanted to place on this match.
Kane has scored 13 goals in 15 career EPL appearances against the Gunners, finding the back of the net on 11 separate occasions. He is Tottenham’s leading scorer so far this season and is their penalty taker should the opportunity arise.
A bet on Son (+230) is also tempting given his very recent run of form for club and country, but at plus-money odds in a North London derby, I will back Kane every time.