Score draw on cards for Arsenal v Spurs Premier League derby
Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | November 6, 2015
Arsenal v Tottenham
- Premier League
- Sunday, November 8th
- Kick-off: 16:00 GMT
- The Emirates, north London
- Live on Sky Sports 1
Spurs out for Capital One Cup revenge
Bitter north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham meet for the second time this season already, after the Gunners took a 2-1 away win over Spurs at White Hart Lane in the Capital One Cup.
Now, the duo lock horns in the Premier League at the Emirates in what will officially be their 181st meeting in all competitions in which the hosts are the odds-on 7/10 favourites with Coral, following their five successive victories in the top flight.
However, they were thrashed 5-1 in the Champions League last time out to Bayern Munich, which would certainly have been a big knock to their confidence ahead of this crunch clash, and are missing a number of players.
The likes of British stars Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck are all out, along with Hector Bellerin and Tomas Rosicky.
Therefore, visitors Tottenham are 4/1 chances to take confidence from their Thursday evening Europa League triumph over Anderlecht and run of five wins in their last seven league fixtures, which they are unbeaten in.
Spurs have only lost once all season in the English top-flight, while the Gunners have been defeated twice, but the latter are five points ahead, so Mauricio Pochettino’s men know they need at least a point here.
A draw at 3/1 may be the best bet, given that Arsenal have not lost to their rivals here since 2010, but it was 1-1 at the Emirates last term so that scoreline once more is a tempting 13/2 price.
Depleted Gunners can still found a goal
Despite Arsene Wenger being without a number of attacking stars, the Frenchman can still rely on compatriot and in-form forward Olivier Giroud, who is even-money to net anytime and 4/1 to strike first.
The likes of Alexis Sanchez (6/5 in the anytime market), Mesut Ozil (7/4) and Santi Cazorla(10/3) are also available. If you fancy Mathieu Flamini, meanwhile, to score again after his surprise double against Spurs in the Capital One Cup in September, then take odds of 6/1.
For Tottenham, back-in-form frontman Harry Kane is the man to back, having hit five in his last three in all competitions. He netted twice against Arsenal last season, and is the subject of a Coral matchday special with odds of 9/4 to score anytime (max stake £20).
Exciting South Korean forward Heung-Min Son could also feature, and is an 11/4 shout, while Clinton Njie, Christian Eriksen (both 7/2) and rising star Dele Alli (6/1) are tasty chances too.
Coral’s top tip: With Arsenal having a number of injuries and Spurs in decent form, back a 1-1 draw at 13/2.