Consecutive Roberto Soldado penalties have seen Tottenham take maximum points from their first two league games, but the first north London derby of the season will provide a sterner test than either Crystal Palace or Swansea could muster.
Home advantage sees Arsenal priced up as 11/10 favourites, with a Spurs win at 23/10.
However, Andre Villas-Boas will take a team brimming with confidence to face the neighbours and the draw at 12/5 looks the most likely outcome.
Tottenham have lost 5-2 on their last two visits to the Emirates, but the Gunners’ patchy form so far this term deems a repeat scoreline unlikely.
Added to that is Spurs’ incredible success in the transfer market this summer, with the £30m capture of Erik Lamela coming too late for the former Roma forward to take his place alongside Soldado, Paulinho, Nacer Chadli and Etienne Capoue in the Lilywhites’ starting line-up.
Arsenal started their league campaign by leaking goals at home to unfancied Aston Villa, losing 3-1 to Paul Lambert’s rejuvenated side.
Their 5-0 aggregate win in the Champions League qualifier against Fenerbahce, as well as the 3-1 defeat of Fulham in the league, seems to have got their season back on track, however, and they will be desperate to maintain their good recent home record against Villas-Boas’ team.
Referee Michael Oliver can expect a fiery and controversial encounter at the Emirates, with either a player sent off or a penalty awarded in each of the last three renewals of this fixture.
Bearing that in mind, bwin’s promise to return losing first/last goalscorer, correct score, to score two or more and to score three or more stakes if a red card is shown or a spot-kick is given during the match will appeal to the shrewd punter.
There are bound to be plenty of goals in this game, as the back of the net has been troubled at least three times in nine of the last 10 league meetings between the clubs.
In five of those games the total goals have exceeded that amount, making the 10/1 about a 2-2 draw a smashingly good bet that is likely to keep backers interested all the way to the final whistle.