Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur 16:30, Sunday 1st Sept 2019
- Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Arsenal 4-2 Spurs
- Arsenal took 4 points off Spurs last season
- The last 3 of the last 5 repeat fixtures ended 1-1
- Arsenal are unbeaten in the last 8 repeat fixtures
- 10 of the last 13 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS (all comps)
- Both teams scored in both last season’s league head-to-heads
- Harry Kane (Spurs) has scored 9 goals in the last 9 league head-to-heads
- Spurs have scored in 10 of their last 11 games vs Arsenal
- 5 DRAWS in the last 12 head-to-heads
- Arsenal have lost just twice at home to Spurs in the Premier League (27 games)
- Both league head-to-heads saw RED CARDS last season (1 each)
One of the Premier League season highlights this Sunday as we lock ourselves in for another North London Derby with Arsenal hosting Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium.
Of the two sides, Arsenal have started the better with 6 points, from their opening three games (unbeaten), while Spurs have got only 4 after losing to Newcastle last Sunday.
The match betting is tight, with Arsenal 2.30, the draw 3.60 and Spurs 2.80.
Last season’s repeat fixture will give the Gunners hope though as they won 4-2 and is you fancy a repeat of that score you’ll be rewarded at 41.00.
In fact, last season Arsenal took 4 points off Spurs and many feel their squad is better this term and with Spurs needing to bounce back from a shock home defeat last weekend then the pressure will certainly be on the visitors more than the home side.
The Gunners are also unbeaten in the last 8 repeat league fixtures and have lost at home to Spurs only twice in the Premier League (27 games) – while it’s also worth noting that 3 of the last 5 head-to-heads finished 1-1. You can back 1-1 at 7.50.
With 5 draws in the last 12 head-to-heads (42%) the 3.60 on offer on another stalemate looks the value, plus if you want another angle on the draw then maybe what about the half-time/fulltime market?
You can back Spurs/Draw and Arsenal/Draw at 15.00.
There is always a few added sub-plots to these games too – both fixtures last season saw RED CARDS (one each), so a player to get an early bath might be another market to look at.
Despite not many Spurs wins in this fixture, their main hitman – Harry Kane – has a good record when playing Arsenal. He’s netted 9 goals in the last 9 head-to-heads. He’s on offer at 5.00 (1st) or 2.05 (anytime).
However, with 10 of the last 13 head-to-heads then UNDER 2.5 Goals at 2.37 looks fair value and is how we are going to play this game.
BEST BET: UNDER 2.5 GOALS @2.37