Both Tottenham and Arsenal should both be feeling pretty buoyant as they contemplate the latest edition of the north London derby.
The Lilywhites loss against Leicester brought to an end a run of ten games without defeat at White Hart Lane, eight of which were won.
Meanwhile Arsenal finally appear to have got the top-four side away monkey off their back, with a road success at Manchester City part of a five-match winning wave which carries them into the fixture.
However, two tasty bets that have copped in three of the last four and two of the three derbies respectively suggests this duel is only going one way.
Arsenal to win/over 2.5 goals double @ 5/1
There was a time that backing unders in a north London derby was tantamount to burning your stake…the Gareth Bale left Tottenham.
Since then all four clashes have seen less than three goals find the net, while three of them were won by Arsenal without concession.
The Gunners have won four of their last five games to nil (another such success is a 10/3 shot).
However, with the prevailing trends in this fixture pointing towards another tight encounter, it’s worth passing up the possibility of 0-3 and 0-4 in favour of a bigger payday.
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Tomas Rosicky to score in an Arsenal victory @ 13/2
‘Super Tom’ likes a decisive goal, having twice decided the destination of the points this term, most recently with a wonderful volley against Brighton in the FA Cup.
What seems to like even more is scoring against Spurs – he has punished no English opponent more often.
It’s a taste he seems to have acquired later in life.
Having faced the Lilywhites 13 times during his Arsenal career his three goals against their natural enemies have come inside his last five meetings with them.
Rosicky has now netted in his last two appearances against Tottenham.
Arsenal are 13/10 for victory, while the draw is an 11/5 shot and the Spurs win is 19/10.