Arsenal travel across town to Wembley stadium for the North London derby
Last updated: March 1, 2019 by Leon Marshal
|Last Meeting:||Arsenal 4 – 2 Tottenham|
The North London derby is always a fast-paced and heated match that fans of both clubs will be fired up for. Both clubs have been playing a strong brand of football this season. With Tottenham dropping vital points against Chelsea, there title challenge is certainly over. But there is still a lot to play for this season. Both clubs will be fighting for pride on Saturday, and this has all the ingredients to be an absolutely fascinating game of football.
Arsenal absolutely demolished Bournemouth last time out, putting 5 past a shaky defence that sat back and allowed Arsenal to command the midfield and pick holes as and when they appeared. A stand out performance from Mesut Ozil will be greatly encouraging for the Gunners. The German playmaker has been largely absent in their campaign this season, and his return to form will be welcomed. They will need M10, and the star strikers Aubameyang to be on form if anything is to materialise this weekend. With so much on the line, expect Arsenal to play a very aggressive attacking style of football from the outset – midfield warrior Torreira will be stalking and neutralising Tottenham’s midfield threat in Eriksen and Winks.
Tottenham was terribly unfortunate to lose against Chelsea 2-0 earlier in the week. The loss surely put them out of the title race and 8 points behind the two pack leaders. But despite this setback, Pochetinno can be happy with the way his club has set the tempo in big games this season. With strong performances in Europe, and set to finish again in the top 4, it has been a huge accomplishment for Spurs. But questions still remain, and fans are growing tired of the apparent inability to mount a serious league title challenge, despite all the quality within their ranks. But that’s football fans for you, never satisfied, are they? It will be a tough fixture for them, Dele Alli is out, Harry Kane is allegedly fully fit, but has been out for a while, and may be missing that killer instinct that a long injury can kill. This will be a passionate match, on a weekend of derby matches, this is surely the top of the card for excitement and goals potential.
Arsenal are having many defensive injury woes, Bellerin and Holding remain sidelined.
Danny Welbeck is also out. But with Aubameyang and Lacazette fully fit, this won’t cause any issues.
Harry Kana has returned from injury for Spurs, Eriksen and Son are also ready to play and fully fit.
The glaring ommision from this derby clash will be the young lion Dele Alli, he hasn’t recovered and will be absent.
|Tottenham (4-3-3):||Lloris, Rose, Alderweireld, Trippier, Sanchez, Sissoko, Eriksen, Moura, Winks, Son, Kane|
|Subs:||Skipp, Dier, Walker-Peters, Foyth, Gazzaniga, Lamela, Llorente|
|Injured:||Davies, Alli, Vertonghen|
|Arsenal (3-4-3):||Leno, Monreal, Papastathopoulos, Koscielny, Jenkinson, Kolasinac, Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Torreira, Guendouzi, Aubameyang|
|Subs:||Iwobi, Lacazette, Suarez, Mustafi, Ramsey, Cech, Elneny|
So Far This Season
|Tottenham This Season||Arsenal This Season|
|19 (11)||Wins (away)||9 (5)|
|5 – 0 v Bournemouth||Biggest Win||5 – 1 v Bournemouth|
|0 (0)||Draws (away)||5 (3)|
|4 – 2 v Arsenal||Biggest Defeat||5 – 1 v Liverpool|
|Kane (15)||Top Goal Scorer||Aubameyang (16)|
|Y32, R1||Discipline||Y44, R4|
|2||Failures to Score||5|
|45%||Both Teams to Score Games||75%|
|40%||Over 2.5 Goals||64%|
|60%||Under 2.5 Goals||36%|
- Tottenham have made the Premier League an exciting campaign, having no draws in 28 matches.
- The home record of Tottenham is decent, taking 9 wins from 13 matches at Wembley.
- As with any London derby this will be a high-stakes game that both teams will want to win. The last 5, 2 have gone to Arsenal, 3 to Spurs.
- Arsenal are flying, and have a 3 game win streak behind them going into this game.
Head to Head
|Last 5 meetings between the two sides|
|Date||Competition||Game Result||First Goal-scorer|
|19/12/2018||EPL||Arsenal 0 – 2 Tottenham||Son 20′|
|02/12/2018||EPL||Arsenal 4 – 2 Tottenham||Aubameyang 10′|
|10/02/2017||EPL||Tottenham 1 – 0 Arsenal||Kane 49′|
|18/11/2017||EPL||Arsenal 2 – 0 Tottenham||Mustafi 36′|
|30/04/2017||EPL||Tottenham 2 – 0 Arsenal||Alli 55′|
Conclusion & Betting Tips
Arsenal are in ferocious form and energy. A Tottenham team without Dele Alli surely will put up a fight, but this could be the day where North London turns red again. Take the Gunners to win at 3.75 with Betway.