Tottenham v Arsenal: Derby test for league leaders
Tottenham v Arsenal betting odds, predictions and preview
Arsenal will face another test of their title credentials when they face Tottenham in the north London derby this weekend.
The Gunners are leading the way in the Premier League but Spurs would love to dent the title ambitions of their fierce rivals and boost their top-four hopes.
We have studied the Tottenham v Arsenal betting odds ahead of Sunday’s match, which kicks off at 4.30pm at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and is live on Sky Sports.
Spurs struggling against big guns
Tottenham won the battle for Champions League football last season but it is Arsenal who are the dominant force so far in north London in the current campaign.
Spurs pipped Arsenal to fourth place on the final day of last season as they finished two points above their neighbours with a superior goal difference.
It is Arsenal who have kicked on though and they are now 11 points clear of Spurs despite having a game in hand and they will end the weekend top of the table regardless of the result.
Mikel Arteta’s men have suffered just one league defeat so far and such has been their form that they go into the north London derby as clear favourites at 23/20.
Tottenham are yet to take a point off any of the current top six, losing at home to Newcastle and Liverpool as well as the reverse game with Arsenal and at Manchester United.
Gunners seek derby double
Arsenal last did the Premier League double over their neighbours in the 2013/14 season when they won both fixtures 1-0 with a 2-0 FA Cup victory sandwiched in between.
Home advantage has proved crucial in recent meetings with the last six encounters all being won by the hosts.
The most recent was at the Emirates Stadium in October where a rare Thomas Partey strike and goals from Gabriel Jesus and Granit Xhaka secured a well-deserved 3-1 win for the Gunners, with Spurs having Emerson Royal sent off when trailing 2-1.
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— Arsenal (@Arsenal) October 1, 2022
It was another entertaining north London derby and over 2.5 goals has paid out in six of the last seven meetings, with the exception being Tottenham’s 2-0 win in December 2020.
Kane able to break records
Harry Kane has even more incentive than usual to shine in this fixture.
His penalty in October was his 14th goal in 18 appearances against Arsenal and he is now just one shy of Jimmy Greaves’ all-time record of 266 goals for Tottenham.
“Look at that quality!”
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— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 9, 2023
Kane also needs two goals to become only the third player to reach 200 Premier League goals, with Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney the only men to have reached that landmark so far.
The England captain is 7/1 to overtake Greaves with a double on Sunday and has only failed to score once in a home north London derby.
Eddie showing he’s ready
While Kane has been Tottenham’s main man for a number of years now, Eddie Nketiah has had to be patient for his chance at Arsenal.
Jesus has been leading the line for the Gunners this season but his injury during the World Cup has given Nketiah the chance to show he is capable of filling his boots.
The 23-year-old has seized the opportunity, with the five goals he has scored in his last five games the same as Jesus had managed all season.
While Nketiah may not have the same impact without the ball or in terms of assists, his record in front of goal compares favourably to the Brazilian and has given Arsenal fans confidence that they can stay on track in the title race even without Jesus.
Nketiah to score in an Arsenal win has paid out in four of his last five appearances and is another option at 7/2.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication