Premier League Sunday 16th January 2022

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal 16:30

  • Met 169 times in the league before, Spurs 54, Draws 47, Arsenal 68
  • Already met this season, Arsenal 3-1 Spurs
  • Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Spurs 2-0 Arsenal
  • 2 of the last 6 head-to-heads ended in DRAWS
  • Spurs are unbeaten in 5 of their last 7 vs Arsenal
  • Spurs are unbeaten in their last 7 home league games vs Arsenal
  • Spurs have won 3 of their last 5 home league games vs Arsenal ‘to nil’
  • 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • Both teams scored in 5 of the last 6 league head-to-heads
  • Spurs have lost just 1 of their last 13 home league games vs Arsenal
  • 6 DRAWS in the last 16 head-to-heads (4 have been 1-1)
  • Harry Kane (Spurs) has scored 11 goals in his last 14 league games vs Arsenal
  • 3 of the last 7 league head-to-heads saw RED CARDS (1 Arsenal, 2 Spurs)

One of the Premier League highlights of the season as Tottenham and Arsenal face-off for another North London Derby on Sunday.

Both sides have a pretty ‘up and down’ profile at the moment in all competitions and this was backed up again recently in the FA Cup with Arsenal being dumped out of that by Nottingham Forest, while Spurs left it late to avoid a shock defeat at the hands of Morecombe.

Their league form is very similar too as Arsenal head here on 35 points, while Spurs are just behind on 33 points, but do have 2 games in-hand. From those positions both should have leading says in the race for a top four finish, but they are too far back to be troubling City, Chelsea and Liverpool for the title.

The match betting ahead of the game is tight too – Spurs are on offer at 2.50, the Draw 3.30 and Arsenal are at 2.80.

They met earlier this season too and that ended in a 3-1 home win for Arsenal, but Spurs fans will gain more hope knowing they won this fixture 2-0 last season – a repeat of this 2-0 scoreline can be backed at 13.00.

In fact, Spurs are also unbeaten in 5 of their last 7 vs Arsenal and in all of their last 7 home league games, plus has tasted defeat just once in their last 13 home league games against the Gunners. With that in mind, Spurs or the Draw in the ‘Double Chance’ market at 1.40 will be popular.

It’s also generally a game that produces goals – 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads have gone OVER 2.5 GOALS, and Both Teams have scored in 5 of the last 6 league clashes too. You can back Over 2.5 Goals at 1.90, while Both Teams To Score is at 1.70.

It’s worth noting though we have seen 6 draws in the last 16 head-to-heads too, while 4 of those have ended 1-1 – you can back 1-1 again here at 7.00.

Looking at the goalscoring markets then Harry Kane has been the main man for Spurs in this fixture in recent years – the England captain has scored 11 goal in the last 14 league clashes against Arsenal – he’s 4.33 to score first or 2.00 anytime.

Son was on target when the sides met in Arsenal’s 3-1 home win earlier this season – but he’s out injured at the moment. Arsenal’s Smith Rowe, Saka and Aubameyang scored the Gunners three goals in that same clash. Of that trio, it looks like Saka might be the only one to figure here – he’s 11.00 (1st) or 4.33 (anytime).

Overall, it’s a tricky game to call and with 3 red cards in the last 7 league meetings, then it’s often a fiery affair too. The draw is sure to be popular, but we’re happy to opt for the BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE option – this has paid out in 83% of the last 6 league head-to-heads so the 1.70 on offer looks a fair price.