Kick-off: 1630, 12/07/2020
Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Qualification for Europe next season could be at stake as well as north London bragging rights when these bitter rivals meet on Sunday.
Arsenal start the weekend one point and one place above their hosts and this is likely to prove to be a crucial fixture in terms of both team’s chances of securing a Europa League place.
Goals have not been flowing in many fixtures involving either of these teams recently so under 2.5 goals at evens is our opening Tottenham vs Arsenal prediction.
A Look At Tottenham Hotspur’s Betting Odds
Tottenham’s European hopes suffered a setback on Thursday night when they were held to a goalless draw at struggling Bournemouth.
Spurs were unfortunate not to be awarded an early penalty when Harry Kane looked to be clearly pushed in the back by Josh King, but referee Paul Tierney was unmoved and VAR official Michael Oliver chose not to intervene.
They could have done with the tonic of an early goal as they were utterly toothless for the rest of the game, failing to have a shot on target against a team who had conceded nine goals in their last two games.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho said: “The performance was not good enough, but good enough to win. I am not saying a strong performance or a sharp one but good enough to win.
“I think we were not sharp, we were dominant behind, it was an easy game behind but then lack of sharpness in attacking areas.
“I made changes, I think the changes helped improve the game in the last part of the game, but we didn’t score goals and you don’t win when you don’t score goals.”
Spurs needed an own goal from Michael Keane to beat Everton on Monday night and were well beaten by Sheffield United prior to that.
They have only recorded two wins against teams above them in the table this season and we’re backing the away victory at 33/20 in the Tottenham vs Arsenal odds.
Last Tottenham line-up: Lloris, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Aurier, Davies, Winks, Lamela, Sissoko, Lo Celso, Kane, Bergwijn.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Arsenal came out of lockdown with back-to-back away defeats at Manchester City and Brighton but have been in good form since then.
Three straight wins and clean sheets against Southampton, Norwich and Wolves revived their European ambitions and they looked set to extend that run until they conceded a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Leicester on Tuesday.
Mikel Arteta looks to have Arsenal heading in the right direction, while any progress under Mourinho for Tottenham is not as obvious.
The Spaniard expects Mourinho to be a success, though, saying: “Obviously the situation, the timing when he arrived, is different than starting a new project right from the summer, but I am sure he will be successful.
“He has always been. He always finds the right way to do it and, it will take him a bit of time, but I am sure he will do it.”
We’d rather be with Arsenal this weekend and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in good form as he bids to overhaul Jamie Vardy in the top scorer standings.
The Gunners striker has netted three times in his last three games and Aubameyang to grab the goal in a 1-0 win is worth a punt at 25/1 as our final Tottenham vs Arsenal prediction.
Last Arsenal line-up: Martinez, Bellerin, Tierney, Mustafi, Luiz, Kolasinac, Ceballos, Xhaka, Lacazette, Aubameyang, Saka.
Bournemouth 0-0 TOTTENHAM
ARSENAL 1-1 Leicester – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
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