It’s the London Derby this weekend, as Arsenal host Spurs at the Emirates on Sunday.
Arsenal have gone from crisis, to recovery, to finally settling into what they are – a fallen former force in a period of translation. There are some beacons of hope though, as Aubameyang has returned to goal scoring form, Sako and Tierney are showing signs of becoming the future foundations and David Luiz has gone seven games without getting sent off. They have won three of their last four games, drawing the other.
Tottenham have won all of their last five games in all competitions, scoring an impressive 15 and conceding just one in the process. This newfound form has been fueled by the resurgence of Gareth Bale, who has been showing shades of his former self to link up with the already formidable strike partnership of Kane and Son. The defence, who had previously been completely rubbish for a chunk of the season now deserve some credit.
Arteta and Mourinho have been in charge of two London derby meetings, with three similarities – both have been against each other, both have been played at Tottenham’s stadium and Tottenham have won both. This being the first home derby for Arteta might inspire some confidence but arsenal are without a win in their last five against their local rivals. We expect a fairly low scoring derby to follow this Sunday.
Both teams have scored in three of the last four derbies and both sides are in decent goal scoring form. However Spurs have been more clinical recently, therefore our tip is a Spurs win and both teams to score at odds of 8/5 with TonyBet.