Tottenham v Arsenal Betting Predictions – Back Tottenham at 4/1 with Betfair
A few weeks ago, this game would have been a complete formality, and in some ways it may still be. Tottenham remain unbeaten at White Hart Lane this season, while Arsenal went a long time without a victiory, something bookmakers consider in the Premier League betting offers. At the time of writing, the Gunners are back on song having beaten Middlesbrough and then Manchester City in the FA Cup semi final.
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In derbies, form can go out of the window, but while there is definite value in a draw at 16/5, the bet we are suggesting is a late Tottenham win, to keep up their unlikely chase for the Premier League title.
Arsene Wenger is the latest manager to test the water with three at the back. In some ways, that could be a sensible choice for this game, given how narrow Spurs like to play, and it could give them the best hope of containing 16-goal star Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane, but would leave space for the fullbacks who play such a vital role in offering width so the likes of that trio can stay central.
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Kyle Walker was rested in their FA Cup semi final defeat to Chelsea while Danny Rose didn’t feature at all, and as a result, with Son Heung-Min and Kieran Trippier out wide, they couldn’t use the full pitch to press high in the usual fashion and were eventually picked off by the Blues. Should that pair return, Spurs will be at their best and very tough to stop.
After some worrying performances at the back, the change seems to have been of huge benefit for Arsenal. It also allows them to be more creative in the mould of Spurs, with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil afforded freedom similar to that of Alli and Eriksen. But while they enjoy a good record against Spurs, they have struggled in the big games this season, and with Spurs in such good form at home, they may find it really tough. Defeat would end their dwindling Champions League hopes, and the home side may have to be patient in a tight affair, but they should come out of it with three points.
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