Expect goals galore in north London Sunday showdown
Just one out of the last 37 games between Tottenham and Arsenal in all competitions has ended in a 0-0 draw. Goals are guaranteed here and there is more than mere pride to play for in this north London derby.
Away side Arsenal go into this fixture as slight favourites (11/8) over their bitter rivals Spurs (11/5), but will know they haven’t won at White Hart Lane in their last six attempts in the Premier League.
Three out of the previous four games in this home fixture have result in a 2-1 victory for Tottenham, and Coral give odds of 10/1 for that feat to happen again.
Both Spurs and Arsenal are lagging behind in their respective challenges for a top four place (5/1) and the league title (16/1), so there will be plenty to fight for in this famous fixture.
The Gunners are currently on the back of two defeats in the league away from home and face another uphill task, as they look to prevent Tottenham beating them for the 50th time in the league.
Although Arsenal have three victories out of their last four games in all competitions, this match looks destined for a draw (9/4) with both sides being out of sorts in recent weeks. The duo have won just three of their previous seven in the league.
Arsenal do have three victories out of last four in all competitions but are now seven points off the pace from table toppers Chelsea. They do, however, have two games in hand on the Blues, but lack the momentum and form to realistically challenge for the title this season anymore.
Spurs, who have played one match more than Arsenal in the league, know that a victory here will get them within three points of the Gunners – who currently occupy the fourth Champions League spot. Tim Sherwood is still grabbing on to hope his side can finish in the top four.
Emmanuel Adebayor can be counted on to help his side get at least a goal against his old club, and has managed to net eight in 13 starts in the league so far this season. He has two in his last three against Arsenal, and can be backed at 6/4 to score again anytime.
Spurs will certainly be looking to bounce back from their 3-1 home loss to Benfica in the Europa League, but have a couple of problems in defence.
Younes Kaboul is now available after winning his appeal following his sending off against Chelsea, but Kyle Walker is a doubt through injury while Michael Dawson is definitely out.
For the away side, they will be without key midfield trio Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey.