A mouth-watering 11/5 says Tottenham will beat Arsenal in this weekend’s north London derby, but there’s a heap of stats saying however tempting this offering is, it must be swerved in favour of a draw.
Should White Hart Lane proceedings end all tied up there’s a 23/10 payday to be had, but the overwhelming promise of goals this fixture always brings makes 333/100 about a stalemate with both participants scoring the pick of the punts.
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This is the most drawn fixture in Premier League history.
Spurs and Arsenal have contested 18 draws since the re-branding of English football’s top flight.
Of their last 11 spoil-sharing dust ups, only once (2008/09) have both teams failed to ripple the onion bag.
The game will be officiated by Martin Atkinson, who has overseen some spectacular score draws between the duo.
Two inter north London affairs have been refereed by the Bradford-born whistle blower, the first finished 4-4 and the second saw six goals split evenly.
Incidentally, both games saw Arsenal squander two-goal leads.
Odds of 250/1 say eight goals will be split evenly, while it’s 40/1 that this ends 3-3.
Alexis Sanchez’s absence spells G-O-A-L-S.
The Gunners’ all-action Chilean was confined to the sick bay for their 5-0 demolition of Aston Villa last time out.
It was the third game of 2015 the former Barcelona forward didn’t start, the other two finished 3-2 and 4-1.
Sanchez’s hamstring injury will keep him out of this trip to the Lane, while it was Arsene Wenger’s willingness to rest him in the corresponding collision that prevented him from starting.
This one didn’t yield quite so many goals, but both teams struck and the points were divided; 1-1 was the final score.