After a week filled with domestic cup action, the Premier League returns this weekend with some blockbuster fixtures. For today’s betting tip, we’ll be focusing on the important matchup between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur’s Stadium.
After a poor start to the Premier League campaign, Tottenham have marched their way towards the top six under Antonio Conte. Since the Italian took charge, Spurs haven’t lost a game - including a draw with a formidable Liverpool side.
Heung-Min Son is a definite absence for the game against Arsenal on the weekend. The Korean is suffering from a muscular problem and he is set to miss the next month. Christian Romero, Eric Dier, Sergio Reguillon, and Steven Bergwijn all have a 505 chance of featuring.
Much like Tottenham, Arsenal have turned around their early season form. The Gunners sit sixth in the Premier League table, losing one game in their last five Premier League fixtures. However, they were recently knocked out of the FA Cup by Championship side Nottingham Forest, and they have to face Liverpool for a spot in the Carabao Cup final.
Arsenal have suffered due to the African Cup of Nations. Thomas Partey, Nicolas Pepe, Mohamed Elneny, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are all absences due to the tournament. Arteta’s side has no permanent injury concerns at this moment.
These two sides have a historic rivalry and they haven’t disappointed in their past meetings. This fixture guarantees goals and this is highlighted by Arsenal failing to keep a clean sheet against Tottenham on the last nine occasions.
In more recent years, Tottenham Hotspur has had the better of their North London counterparts, but Arsenal were the victors in the reverse fixture. That game was managed by Nuno Espirito Santo, so it will be a totally different fixture with Antonio Conte at the helm.
This North London derby could have huge implications on who makes it to Europe come the end of the campaign. Tottenham have the home advantage, and their squad isn’t suffering as much due to AFCON. We’re going with a Tottenham Hotspur victory with Betfred at 6/4.