Tottenham v Arsenal Preview, Stats and Betting Tips, Saturday 10th February 2018, Wembley, Kick off: 12:30 GMT

It’s time for the second north London derby of the season with Spurs out to avenge November’s defeat at the Emirates Stadium. A huge game for the two sides who both have aspirations of a top four finish this season. A win for Spurs would push them into third place while three points for the Gunners would put them within just two points of fourth placed Chelsea.

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Tottenham v Arsenal Head to Head Record

  • Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham – 18th Nov 2017, Premier League
  • Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal – 30th Apr 2017, Premier League
  • Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham – 6th Nov 2016, Premier League
  • Tottenham 2-2 Arsenal – 5th Mar 2016, Premier League
  • Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham – 8th Nov 2015, Premier League

Tottenham v Arsenal Betting Preview

The stakes are high for this north London derby in what could be a season defining match for both these clubs. For Arsenal, their away form must improve if they are to stand a chance of qualifying for the Champions League via the traditional route.

The Gunners have failed to win any of their last five on the road in all competitions and four of them were against sides you’d expect Arsenal to be beating. Relegation threatened Swansea were the most recent side to inflict away day pain on the Gunners, making the most of defensive lapses to win 3-1.

Since the defeat in Wales, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been signed as part of a big money deal. The rapid Gabonese striker netted on his debut in what was a brilliant Arsenal performance. Henrik Mkhitaryan was also given his first Arsenal start and the Armenian responded by claiming three assists.

A similar performance here and the Gunners could well have too much too handle for Spurs but it’s hard to see them playing like this in a far more tense and hostile environment. That said, Arsenal do at least have a good Wembley record having won three FA Cup finals there in the last four years.

It took Spurs a while to get comfortable in their temporary home but their early season problems are long behind them. The past few weeks Pochettino’s side have put in some impressive Wembley performances, firing four past Everton and five past Southampton. The pick of the bunch however was the 2-0 win over Man Utd, a game that Spurs dominated from start to finish. This commanding performance was no fluke either as the Lilywhites took the game to Liverpool at Anfield four days later during a thrilling 2-2 draw. Spurs have not always had this big game mentality but as Hugo Lloris recently said, his side are fearless now.

Relevant Stats, Injuries and Suspensions

After so many years of hurt in this derby, Tottenham have started to hold their own the past few season. The Gunners have now won just one of the last seven league meetings against their north London rivals. Four of them have ended up all square and this goes to show what a tightly contested rivalry this had turned into.

Also backing up this claim is the stat that only two of the last nine clashes have been separated by more than one goal. Coming into this game and there is just the four points between the two clubs in the league table so there’s every reason to expect a competitive contest at Wembley.

Mauricio Pochettino could have a full selection of players to choose from for this game. Toby Alderweireld is very close to a return from a hamstring problem sustained in November and Lucas Moura only needs to work on his match fitness before he can enter the fray.

Arsene Wenger doesn’t have too many concerns himself either although Petr Cech a serious question mark after collecting a calf problem against Everton. Nacho Monreal should recover from illness in good time but the game may come too soon for Danny Welbeck who has a hip issue.

Tottenham v Arsenal Tips

As fantastic as Arsenal were against Everton, with both of their January signings impressing, the Gunners will not get such an easy ride here. Being away from the Emirates will make life tougher and Spurs, who are unbeaten in eight league games, will offer far more resistance than the Toffees managed. The pace of Aubameyang may mean that Arsenal can find space in behind Tottenham’s high defensive line though.

With a threat on the counter, Arsenal are good value to claim a point in what is one of the most competitive derbies around. A draw can be backed at 5/2 with BetVictor or combined with both teams to score for increased odds of 18/5. It’s been 14 league games since Spurs failed to score it’s hard to see their run ending against an Arsenal defence that often looks nervy on the road.