Kick-off: 1945, 19/12/2018
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Arsenal and Tottenham will field much-changed teams compared to their recent Premier League meeting but we’re expecting another home win at Emirates Stadium in the EFL Cup.
The Gunners took that entertaining encounter 4-2 and have also prevailed in the last three knockout meetings between these north London neighbours.
Those omens augur well for Unai Emery to enjoy more derby delight and 7/5 for a home victory in normal time is our opening Arsenal vs Tottenham prediction.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Southampton ended Arsenal’s 22-match unbeaten run with a 3-2 triumph at St Mary’s Stadium on Sunday, despite Henrikh Mkhitaryan bagging a brace.
However, the Gunners are well placed to make a quick return to winning ways, having previously accounted for Brentford and Blackpool in earlier rounds of this competition.
Emery fielded a similar line-up for those fixtures as he has in the Europa League, so a number of players have gained valuable experience gelling together.
Arsenal are short of options at the back, due to injury problems, but continue to look good going forward.
“It’s true we need to improve and concede less chances to the opposition,” said the Frenchman.
“We are scoring a lot but we are also conceding a lot, it’s more than we want for our objective.”
That makes 14/5 for a home win and both teams to score stand out from the Arsenal vs Tottenham odds.
A Look At Tottenham Hotspur’s Betting Odds
Tottenham were outplayed in the second half of a fiery encounter here at the start of the month, but have responded well to that setback.
Spurs have since beaten Southampton, Leicester and Burnley in the Premier League, as well as securing a crucial draw at Barcelona in Europe.
Captain Hugo Lloris is eyeing revenge, stating: “Maybe it’s the good thing that we lost the Premier League game a few weeks ago because it is more motivation for us.
“It is important to take every competition seriously, whatever the competition is.
“Of course there is priority in the season, but it is a League Cup game and if you go through there is a semi-final and a good chance.
“And then it is a derby, so it is easier to prepare for because there is always excitement and enjoyment to play that type of game.”
Despite those remarks, we still prefer 9/1 for a 2-1 home win to finish off our Arsenal vs Tottenham betting tips.
Southampton 3-2 ARSENAL – Henrikh Mkhitaryan (2)
TOTTENHAM 1-0 Burnley – Christian Eriksen
Head-to-head: Arsenal 4-2 Tottenham, Tottenham 1-0 Arsenal, Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham, Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal, Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham
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