Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur Betting Preview
John Marshall
276 days ago
The Emirates is the venue for the first North London derby of the season on Sunday when Arsenal play host to rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Arsenal 7/5 v Tottenham 2/1 (4:30 PM)

Arsenal head into the contest on the back of a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool, who are the only team left in the Premier League this season with a 100percent record, while Tottenham are looking to put their shock 1-0 defeat at home to Newcastle United behind them.

The Gunners are a formidable force at the Emirates, having lost just one of their last 19 league matches at home, while they have beaten Spurs in the previous two PL meetings on home soil - running out 4-2 and 2-0 winners.

Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has made a strong start to the campaign, scoring two goals from three games, and he can be found at 4/1 to open the scoring first.

Defensively, Unai Emery's men still look shaky, having conceded four goals from their last two games, and they may find it difficult to keep out a Spurs side that have already netted five times in the league this term.

Tottenham are blessed with a plethora of attacking talent, boasting the likes of Harry Kane, Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen, Lucas Moura and Heung-Min Son, and backing both teams to score at 1/2 looks a solid shout.

Spurs have struggled on their travels after failing to win any of their last seven away league games - losing six of those - but they did draw 2-2 at defending champions Manchester City on August 17.

Mauricio Pochettino's men are just failing to fully click at the moment and the Argentine boss will be happy when the European transfer window closes on September 2, having admitted after the defeat to the Magpies his squad are unsettled at the moment.

Saturday's contest is sure to be a hot-tempered affair between the two rivals and backing Arsenal, who can be found at 60/1 to win the Premier League this season, to win and both teams to score at 27/10 looks to be the best value bet of the contest.