Best Odds: 51/20
We’re into the final few weeks of the Premier League season and while it may seem as if we all know the direction things are heading in, it’s always best to expect the unexpected from the top flight of English football. Today, we’re going to take a look at a fixture that looks set to determine the balance of power in North London as Tottenham Hotspur battle Arsenal for the right to finish fourth and qualify for the Champions League.
The big problem for Tottenham is that while they may have a world class manager in Antonio Conte alongside a handful of elite stars, the structure of their squad as a whole just isn’t good enough. The Italian has them playing in the kind of manner that will eventually lead to success, but they need a summer transfer window or two to work with – and UCL football could be crucial for that.
Doherty, Reguilon, Tanganga and Skipp have all been ruled out with the manager being tipped to name the same starting XI that featured against Liverpool.
Mikel Arteta has done a wonderful job at the Emirates after seemingly, on several occasions, being on the verge of getting the stack. This young, exciting team has been able to breathe new life into the club and with the Spaniard getting a new deal recently, the only way is up. Of course, in order to really solidify themselves among the elite, they have to get back into the Champions League sooner rather than later.
Partey and Tierney are out through injury, White is a fitness concern and Tomiyasu is expected to play a role.
Factors to Consider
- In their last meeting back in September, Arsenal beat Tottenham 3-1.
- Tottenham have won three, drawn two and lost one of their last six games.
- Arsenal have won four and lost two of their last six games.
- Tottenham have scored 13 goals and conceded four in their last six games.
- Arsenal have scored 12 goals and conceded eight in their last six games.
In what essentially amounts to a cup final for both sides, we’re expecting a really open affair with the two rivals going back and forth at one another for 90 minutes. We think an early goal for the Gunners to settle their nerves will serve as exactly what the doctor ordered and from there, Spurs will begin the onslaught. They’ll come from behind to lead 2-1, only for a lapse in concentration to open the door up for the visitors to capitalise, leading to a 2-2 draw.
Best Odds: 51/20
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