Arsenal v Tottenham – Emirates Stadium at 12:00 live on BT Sport 1
It’s that time again! The north London derby and here I am giving my latest Asian Handicap betting preview for what should be a highly anticipated match-up for fans around the country.
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Arsenal fans must be pleased how this season is going right? I mean, you are cruising in the Champions League and remain unbeaten since your defeat to Liverpool on the opening day of the campaign. Furthermore, Mesut Ozil has been on fire and there looks to be no stopping the German.
Wenger will be pleased with how the German is doing, considering he scored one of the best goals in Champions League history in the week against Dinamo Zagreb. A match where the Frenchman saw his side come back from 2-0 down to beat the Croatian side 3-2.
Furthermore, at home and the Gunners have only conceded two goals in their last five matches. Yet, Arsenal’s last Premier League tie ended in a 0-0 draw against Middlesbrough. The newly-promoted championship side were difficult to break down, but then again you would expect more from title contenders.
Overall I am looking forward to seeing how the likes of Alexis Sanchez, who is in my fantasy team, and Mesut Ozil do against what looks to be a struggling Tottenham side.
Where to begin with Tottenham? I heard a very good rant from Talksport presenter Adrian Durham about how Tottenham fans are too nice to their manager and never want more from their club. How true is that would you say?
In their last five matches in all competitions, Spurs have not won a game and look to be crashing out of the Champions League as well after their 1-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen at Wembley Stadium.
However, there is one positive. Harry Kane, their only good striker at the club may be fit for the Arsenal clash (back to the bench for your Vincent Janssen), considering he sat out the past couple of weeks with an injury. However, Toby Alderweireld is still out with no imminent return date.
An area that Tottenham definitely need to improve on though is their away form. Having only won three games on the road this season is not good enough, and with title challengers being once again whispered around Tottenham, this is no sign of what could be possible champions.
Pochettino really needs to sort it out quick, otherwise the Spurs’ faithful may not be singing his name any longer based on this result.
The last time these two sides met the match finished 2-2 at White Hart Lane, in fact three of their last five meetings have ended in a draw. Furthermore, Tottenham haven’t won at the Emirates since 2010; losing four and drawing two.
I reckon this will be another dreary encounter to be fair. The hype bus is already parked out the Emirates and all it will take is Pochettino to set-up with strength and power at the back and they will be walking away with a point. Don’t expect many goals from this match.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Under 2.75 goals at 1.88 with Pinnacle
Prices correct at time of writing.