Tottenham head into Sunday’s north London derby as clear favourites to get the better of their arch-rivals, but Arsenal have a chance to halt their poor run on the top-flight.
Premier League 2020/21 season
Date: Sunday December, 6th
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
After a run of five consecutive victories, Tottenham have only managed a draw in their last two matches, playing out a 3-3 with Lask Linz last time out in the Europa League.
However, the Lily-whites stay top of the league table, above Liverpool on goal difference heading into the weekend, and will look to hurt their out-of-sorts neighbours yet.
With the hosts having won their last four home games in all competitions, Arsenal are having to face their city rivals at the worst possible time.
Arsenal’s 13 points at this stage of a league season is their worst since recording 12 in 1981/82 — the start of the three-points-a-win era.
They nonetheless showed their brilliance yet again in the Europa League, putting four past Rapid Vienna in a ruthless display that has characterized their performances in the secondary European competition.
The 2-1 loss to Wolves last time in the topflight is still fresh, so Mikel Arteta’s will be wary. Having won only one of their last 12 league derby games at Tottenham, this promises to be another severe test of their character.
Jose Mourinho will be sweating on the fitness of trio Sergio Reguilon, Carlos Vinicius and Harry Kane.
Erik Lamela misses out due to injury, but Toby Alderweireld is back after his injury layoff.
Nicolas Pepe is suspended for Arsenal.
Thomas Partey and David Luiz are both rated as doubts while Gabriel Martinelli is still unavailable.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Arsenal’s last three away games in the Premier League.
Tottenham have scored at least twice in their last three home league matches.
Tottenham last five competitive games: WWWDD
Arsenal last five competitive games: LDWLW
With Arsenal stuttering in the Premier League, Tottenham will smell blood. They will come at their rivals surely, and no doubt they are rated as huge favourites here at 21/20.
This is one game that we are certain will have goals. Over 2.5 goals for 15/4 odds appeals to us, so we’re snapping that up as our pick from this game.