Arsenal v Tottenham Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th November 2017

Spurs good for a point in North London derby

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Arsenal v Tottenham Betting Preview – Premier League 18th November 12.30pm

A heated North London derby rings in the return of the Premier League action following the international break. Arsene Wenger will be hoping that his side can find a response to a loss at Man City just before the break. Tottenham had a recent wobble out on the road, losing at Old Trafford against Manchester United, but they are sitting in third place going into this game with a four point cushion over the Gunners. Extending that would really keep Arsenal down. Can the Lilywhites deliver?

Arsenal v Tottenham Betting Tips

The Gunners will be looking to their strong home form this season the Premier League for some inspiration to go out and win this one. They have won all five of their league games on home soil this season and three of their last four victories there have come with a clean sheet too. It’s a stark contrast to the horror show of a season that they have been having out on the road.

Arsenal vs Tottenham 2017 Infographic

Arsenal to win to nil at bet365 in this fixture is a big 4/1 price because they will naturally get threatened heavily by a classy Tottenham side. Arsenal lost 3-1 at the Etihad against Manchester City just before the international break, but they competed well in the game and luck was really against them in it. There has been a lack of goals recently between these two and six of the last eight league meetings have all produced less than three goals. So under 2.5 goals at bet365 is an option at 13/10.

Last Six Premier League Head to Head

Tottenham 2 – 0 Arsenal
Arsenal 1 – 1 Tottenham
Tottenham 2 – 2 Arsenal
Arsenal 1 – 1 Tottenham
Tottenham 2 – 1 Arsenal
Arsenal 1 – 1 Tottenham

Alexandre Lacazette has six goals to his name in the league this season, and he is an 11/8 bet365 anytime goalscorer for this game. Bizarrely he was only on the bench for the trip to Manchester City which was a tough call to understand. The last three Premier League games between these at the Emirates have all ended in a 1-1 draw and therefore the 1-1 correct score in the bet365 market is a price of 13/2 with appeal. The Gunners have been winning at half time in three of their five home wins this season and 60% of their games at the Emirates have gone over 2.5 goals. Arsenal have only actually conceded the one first half goal on home soil this season in the top flight. It may be an even battle through the early stages of the matches. Arsenal have struggled for winning form against Spurs recently though having claimed three wins only in their last ten Premier League matches against Spurs now, having posted a W3 D4 L3 record against the Lilywhites. The Gunners through are undefeated in their last six league home games against Tottenham.

Current League Form (most recent last)

Arsenal WWLWWL
Tottenham WWWWLW

Tottenham would open up a seven point gap over the Gunners with a win in this one and how they would enjoy that. There has been another strong season delivered by the Lilywhites who have a W7 D2 L2 record on the board overall and away from Wembley they have gone W4 D1. After winning their opening four away games of the season, the Lilywhites got their first taste of defeat on the road when they slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford against Manchester United in their last away game. That is the only away game in which they have failed to score this season and despite that misfire, they are still averaging 2.4 goals per game away from home. Spurs have only conceded three goals out on the road this season and they are 10/3 at bet365 to collect a clean sheet in this North London derby. It’s a little unlikely though  as they have just one clean sheet in their last sixteen league games against the Gunners.

So Harry Kane passed up international duty with England on this break because of fitness, before that, Mauricio Pochettino said that Kane would be ready to go for this. So the club are clearly protecting their prize asset and he is the 10/3 bet365 first goalscorer favourite for the match and he already has eight league goals for the season which is more than Arsenal have managed as a club away from home in the top flight this season. Kane has scored in each of his last five league games against Arsenal as well. Tottenham have not been trailing at half time in any away game this season in the league and 60% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals. They have not conceded a first half goal so far this season on the road, and a 0-0 half time bet at bet365 is a decent 12/5 poke, while a straight out half time draw is at 11/8.

Arsenal v Tottenham Betting Odds

Arsenal 13/10, Tottenham 15/8, Draw 5/2

Arsenal v Tottenham Predictions

Draw: Freshly back from international duty and it may take some time for these two sides to settle down again. Arsenal have been solid enough on home soil to suggest that they can hold their own in this big derby match. Tottenham would be happy enough avoiding defeat at the Emirates, so settle for the draw.