Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal Betting: Back North London rivals to play derby for the ages
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Our tipster is expecting an entertaining end-to-end encounter when Arsene Wenger's men meet Mauricio Pochetino's charges at White Hart Lane on Sunday

The north London derby takes centre stage on Sunday afternoon when title-chasing Tottenham Hotspur welcome Arsenal to White Hart Lane.

This looks certain to be a captivating contest, with Spurs are unbeaten on home soil in domestic competition this season - a run of results that now extends to 21 matches.

Furthermore, Mauricio Pochettino's team shrugged off the disappointment of defeat in the FA Cup semi-finals against Chelsea to claim a nerve-shredding 1-0 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Wednesday night. The triumph against the Eagles was a historically significant one, for it was Spurs' eighth successive Premier League win.

The team from north London have achieved that feat only twice before in their history - and Spurs supporters will be keen to point out that on both previous occasions, Tottenham went on to clinch the title. In the context of the current campaign, Christian Eriksen's stunning strike reduced Chelsea's lead at the top of the table to just four points with five matches remaining.

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Maintaining momentum, then, is the objective for Spurs on Sunday and the home side can be backed at 10/11 (1.91) with Paddy Power to pick up three precious points against the Gunners - as if further incentive was required, Spurs will be assured of finishing above Arsenal in the Premier League for the first time in 22 years with a win in this one.

Paddy Power offer 12/5 (3.40) that the match ends in stalemate - a selection that would have seen punters profit from each of the last three renewals of this rivalry.

Arsenal and Arsene Wenger have not had their troubles to seek in recent months, but the Gunners will come into this clash in good spirits; the 2-1 win against Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals last weekend means that Wenger's charges will contest their 20th FA Cup final next month - the first team to reach that milestone - while Arsenal's push for a place in the top four was bolstered by a narrow 1-0 win against Leicester City in north London on Wednesday night.

Arsenal, too, boast an impressive record in this fixture in recent years, for they have lost just one of their last nine matches against Spurs. Wenger's men, winners in their last two Premier League games, can be backed at 13/5 (3.60) to derail Spurs' title challenge by becoming the first visiting team to win at White Hart Lane this season.

The Gunners have a poor recent record on the road though, winning just two of their last seven away matches in all competitions and one of those victories came against non-league Sutton United in the FA Cup fifth round - Wenger will be acutely aware that his side must find form on their travels if they are to stand any realistic chance of Champions League qualification.

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As well as Premier League points, local pride and bragging rights are, of course, at stake in what promises to be a passionate clash. Both managers have an abundance of talent at their disposal and there is plenty of potential for an entertaining encounter between two teams with so much to play for.

Each of the previous six meetings between these teams has seen goals scored at both ends and Paddy Power go just 1/2 (1.50) that the trend continues in this clash. Furthermore, more than two goals have been scored in all but one of the last nine renewals of this rivalry at White Hart Lane - the 8/13 (1.62) quote for more than two goals to be scored when these teams lock horns certainly carries appeal.

Tottenham have been in scintillating form at White Hart Lane, scoring 23 goals in their last six home games and the goals may well flow again when Wenger's men make the trip across north London.

Paddy Power offer a juicy 6/4 (2.50) that more than three goals are scored in this match; that particular play would have landed in six of Spurs' last seven home fixtures in all competitions and backing the trend to continue could provide punters with a path to profit ahead of Sunday's showdown.

Over 3.5 goals at 6/4 (2.50) for a 2pt stake with Paddy Power

Tottenham Hotspur

form

All
REN 2 - 2 TOT
D
CRY 3 - 0 TOT
L
TOT 1 - 0 WAT
W
TOT 3 - 0 PAÇ
W
WOL 0 - 1 TOT
W
PAÇ 1 - 0 TOT
L
TOT 1 - 0 MCI
W
TOT 1 - 0 ARS
W
CHE 2 - 2 TOT
D
TOT 1 - 2 AVL
L
Arsenal

form

All
ARS 1 - 0 NOR
W
MCI 5 - 0 ARS
L
WBA 0 - 6 ARS
W
ARS 0 - 2 CHE
L
BRE 2 - 0 ARS
L
TOT 1 - 0 ARS
L
ARS 1 - 2 CHE
L
RAN 2 - 2 ARS
D
ARS 2 - 0 BHA
W
ARS 3 - 1 WBA
W
Head to Head
20 Matches (6 Draws)
7 Total wins 7
6 Home wins 5
1 Away wins 2
Last 5 Matches
3 Wins
1 Draw
1 Wins
TOT 1 - 0 ARS
ARS 2 - 1 TOT
TOT 2 - 0 ARS
TOT 2 - 1 ARS
ARS 2 - 2 TOT
8 Goals Scored 5
Games Over 2.5 Goals 3 / 5
Both Teams Scored 3 / 5
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Match Facts

  1. Tottenham are unbeaten in each of their last five league encounters with Arsenal (W1 D4); they’ve never gone six consecutive league games without defeat against the Gunners.
  2. Arsenal have got on the scoresheet in 22 of their last 23 visits to White Hart Lane in all competitions, only drawing a blank in a 0-0 draw in February 2009.
  3. Mauricio Pochettino is the first ever Tottenham manager to remain unbeaten in his first five top-flight north London Premier League derbies.
  4. Arsene Wenger has gone five league games without a win against Spurs for the first time in his career.
  5. Harry Kane has scored in four consecutive Premier League appearances against Arsenal, netting five goals in the process. No Spurs player has scored more goals versus Arsenal in the Premier League than Kane (5 – level with Gareth Bale).
  6. Kane is the first Englishman to score 20+ goals in three consecutive Premier League seasons since Alan Shearer (four seasons between 1993/94 and 1996/97).
  7. Only Liverpool v Spurs (140) has seen more Premier League goals than the north London derby (139) – Chelsea v Spurs also 139.
  8. This will be Arsene Wenger’s 50th north London derby in charge of Arsenal (W22 D20 L7) – the Gunners have scored more goals against Spurs than they have against any other side under the Frenchman (92).
  9. On 24 occasions in this Premier League clash has the team that scored first not gone on to win the game; more than in any other Premier League fixture (eight losses, 16 draws).
  10. Tottenham have won 74 points in the Premier League this season, their best-ever return in the competition and highest points tally in the top-flight since 1984/85 (77).
  11. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have now won eight consecutive league games for the first time since October 1960, when they secured 13 successive victories.
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