Tottenham return to action this weekend as they welcome local rivals and fellow top-four hopefuls Arsenal to the London stadium.
The hosts have had a stop-start campaign so far and are languishing in 9th place heading into this tie. Their last game saw them draw with struggling Bournemouth. They have accrued 49 points so far this term and are a single point behind their Noth London rivals.
Arsenal meanwhile head into this tie sitting in 8th place. Their form in recent games has seen them climb up the table. With 13 points from the last available 15, The Gunners enter this tie as favorites. A win here could see them crack the top-six as Wolves are up against Everton the same day.
Tottenham will be without Eric Dier, who misses through suspension, while Juan Foyth and Japheth Tanganga are sidelined with injuries. Dele Ali could sit out the tie with a minor hamstring injury.
Arsenal meanwhile have Mesut Ozil, Gabriel Martinelli, Bernd Leno, Pable Mari Villar, and Calum Chambers all out with injuries, while Edward Nketiah will miss through suspension.
Head to Head
In the last five North London derbies, Tottenham won twice and drew twice, with a solitary win for Arsenal coming in December 2018. The last two, however, have ended all square.
Tottenham last five competitive games: DWLWD
Arsenal last five competitive games: DWWWW
Tottenham Hotspur head into this tie unbeaten in their last three home games since the restart. In those three games, Spurs have kept two clean sheets with the other ending in a 1:1 draw.
Their average goals for this season stands at 1.53 goals per game. Meanwhile, they have failed to score in seven of their 34 league games thus far this season.
The hosts have taken more points from the first half of league games thus far, although they have scored more in the second period.
Arsenal meanwhile head into this tie on a good run of form. The Gunners are on a three-game winning run away from home in all competitions.
Their last outing, which saw them draw Leicester City, brought their unbeaten run to four games.
That outing which saw them squander a first time lead was the sixth time the visitors do so this season. No other team has forfeited more first-half wins than the Gunners.
Overall, they have taken more points from the second-half thus far this season.
The last five 25 North London derbies have featured at lead one side scoring a goal while 17 of those have seen both teams score. A crazy North London Derby is expected, judging by the historical head to head of the tie.
Both teams to score/Yes @ 2/3
Draw first half/Arsenal to win the second half @ 11/2
Over 3.5 Goals @ 23/10