Prediction: Tottenham vs Arsenal – Soccer News

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Verdict: Arsenal draw no bet

Best Odds: 8/13

Bookmaker: Unibet

In what is a heavyweight north London derby on Sunday afternoon, a high-flying Arsenal will make the trip to Tottenham.

Tottenham

Starting with the hosts, managing to pick up what was a much-needed 4-0 romp away at at Crystal Palace on January 4th, Tottenham have the feel of a side seeking some much-needed stability in 2023. While Antonio Conte’s men might have also extended on their FA Cup adventure last weekend thanks to a 1-0 victory against League One outfit Portsmouth, Spurs are desperate to clinch another top-four finish this season. However, opening the New Year with a woeful display as they were hit with a shock 2-0 loss at home against Aston Villa, the one-time Chelsea boss has found some growing pressure on his shoulders. Winning just a trio of their last eight Premier League outings, Conte will also have a headache over his side’s extended struggles on home soil. Including that 2-0 loss at the hands of Villa earlier in the month, Spurs have remarkably lost three of their previous four top-flight battles in front of their own supporters.

Team News

In what should be a real boost for Tottenham this weekend, Dejan Kulusevski is expected to make his return. The Swedish international is likely to replace Bryan Gil in attack.

However, along with sweating over the fitness of Rodrigo Bentancur, Spurs look set to be without the duo of Richarlison and Lucas Moura on Sunday afternoon.

Arsenal

As for the visitors, while Arsenal might have been disappointed after settling for a 0-0 stalemate at home against Newcastle earlier in the month, the Gunners are enjoying a remarkable purple patch this season. Last seen extending on their own FA Cup adventure thanks to a routine 3-0 win away at Oxford last weekend, Mikel Arteta’s side find themselves holding a five-point buffer at the top of the Premier League table. With their sights set on making real history in north London this year, the one-time Manchester City coach will find the mood in his camp at a red-hot high. Marking their return from the World cup’s winter break with back-to-back victories against West Ham and Brighton, it should be noted that Arsenal have suffered just a single Premier League defeat this season. Continuing to gain a reputation for their clinical displays in the final third. Sunday’s guests will be desperate to lay down another title marker against their bitter local rivals.

Team News

Arsenal will once again be without the duo of Gabriel Jesus and Reiss Nelson on Sunday afternoon. However, after making his return from a groin injury earlier in the week, Emile Smith Rowe could feature.

Despite limping off in the Gunners’ FA Cup showdown, Arteta has confirmed that England international Bukayo Saka has been given the green light and will start here.

Key Factors to Consider

  • When the two sides last met back on October 1st, Arsenal picked up a thumping 3-1 victory at the Emirates.
  • Tottenham have remarkably lost three of their last four Premier League matchups on home soil.
  • Likewise, Spurs have also claimed just a trio of top-flight victories from any of their last eight appearances.
  • Despite their 0-0 stalemate against Newcastle earlier in the month, Arsenal have lost just a single Premier League matchup this season.
  • The Gunners have won each of their last four domestic away fixtures by an aggregate score of 9-2.

Conclusion

While Spurs might have managed to claim that much-needed 4-0 romp away at Crystal Palace earlier in the month, Conte’s side will know that they face a real challenge on Sunday afternoon. Remarkably losing three of their last four Premier League showdowns on home soil, Arsenal will be looking to lay down another title marker here. With the Gunners suffering just a sole top-flight defeat so far this season, they will also be boosted by their most recent meeting against their bitter rivals. Claiming a 3-1 victory when they welcomed Spurs to the Emirates on October 1st, we’re backing an away draw no bet this weekend.

Verdict: Arsenal draw no bet

Best Odds: 8/13

Bookmaker: Unibet

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