Tottenham vs Arsenal is Sunday’s big Premier League game. This is the first time Tottenham have entertained Arsenal at the Tottenham Hotspur, with the two teams last meeting at the Emirates in September. Since then, both teams have appointed new managers in Jose Mourinho and Mikel Arteta and both will be keen to record their first victory in this historic London Derby.
Arsenal are currently eighth in the table and Tottenham ninth, so both have an outside chance of grabbing a place in next season’s Europa League, but the loser here will surely be out of the running.
As both managers are more defence-minded than their predecessors, it’s easy to see this being a cagey affair, and less than 2.5 goals is our tip for Tottenham vs Arsenal.
Arsenal have found some of their best form in their last four matches to give them a chance of playing European football next season, and it’s their defence where they have made some big improvements. They’ve kept three clean sheets against Southampton, Norwich, and Wolves, and conceded just once away at Leicester. There have also been less than 2.5 goals in three of those four games.
There have also been less than 2.5 goals in four of Tottenham’s last five games and, most importantly, they’ve won their last two home games 2-0 (West Ham) and 1-0 (Everton), while they also kept another clean sheet in their 0-0 draw at Bournemouth.
The last match between the two sides did end 2-2 at the Emirates, while the previous reverse fixture ended 4-2. However, three of the last five matches between the two sides have produced less than 2.5 goals, including Tottenham’s last two home games against Arsenal. As both sides now have more defensive managers, less than 2.5 goals is the best bet for Tottenham vs Arsenal at even-money (2.00) or better.
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