Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal Preview

February 9, 2018
By: Deke Hardman

Saturday’s Premier League action kicks off at Wembley Stadium where Tottenham Hotspur take on Arsenal in the North London derby.

The hosts are unbeaten in eleven games in all competitions and are looking for three points that will see them rise up into third place, at least until Sunday afternoon when Liverpool – the current occupiers of that position – travel to Southampton.

The latest result in their recent run of form was a 2-0 win over League Two side Newport County in their FA Cup fourth round replay on Wednesday, while they drew 2-2 with Liverpool last time out in the league.

New signing Lucas Moura could make his Spurs debut having signed from Paris Saint Germain last month while Toby Alderweireld, Harry Winks and Danny Rose will all be keen to keep their places in the side having returned from injury midweek.

Harry Kane, who hit his one hundredth Premier League goal last weekend is favourite to get the first goal of the game at 4.0 (3/1) with William Hill, with Moura widely available at 9.0 (8/1).

The home win is 2.02 (42/41) with Unibet, with the visitors priced at 3.8 (14/5) with a variety of bookmakers. The draw can be backed at 4.0 (3/1) with Betfair.

The Gunners’ last four league games typify their form in recent years having suffered defeats to Bournemouth and Swansea City and convincingly beaten Crystal Palace and Everton.

Another win here would see them move to within a point of their fierce rivals, and to within two of fourth place Chelsea, who don’t play until Monday evening.

Petr Cech is doubtful after being subbed off last time out so David Ospina could deputise while Danny Welbeck and Nacho Monreal could feature after recovering from injury and illness respectively.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is 6.5 (11/2) to open the scoring having got off the mark on his debut while last week’s hat-trick hero Aaron Ramsey is a 19.0 (18/1) chance with Sky Bet.

Each of the last two meetings between the sides have ended in 2-0 home victories though the five clashes prior to those games saw both teams scoring, and you can back that outcome here at 1/2 (1/5).

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