Tottenham striker Harry Kane

Tottenham vs Arsenal prediction, odds & betting tips

Kick-off: 1945, 12/05/2022

Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

TV: Sky Sports

Tottenham have to go for a win in Thursday’s north London derby with Arsenal in order to boost their hopes of a top-four finish.

Spurs are four points behind their arch-rivals in the Premier League table with each having three games left to play, so desperately need to close that gap.

The good news is that they do have a great home record versus the Gunners, claiming five wins and two defeats since last beaten in this fixture over eight years ago.

We’re taking 2.15 for Antonio Conte’s side to do the business for our first Tottenham vs Arsenal prediction.

Tottenham Hotspur Odds

Tottenham handed the initiative to Arsenal when following up four straight wins by only picking up one point from back-to-back games against Brighton and Brentford last month.

However, Spurs have recovered well with a 3-1 home win over Leicester and a brave 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield.

Defender Ben Davies insists they will now be fired up for this crucial contest, which was postponed in January due to Arsenal having too many players absent.

“It’s a massive game,” declared Davies. “It has been building up to this for a while now.

“Ever since it got postponed, we were looking to when this game would come, because we knew it would be important in the context of the season.

“For us now, Thursday is huge. We know what we have to do going into it. There’s no hiding from that.

“We have to control what we can, try and win the game and try to win our remaining games. It’s not in our hands but we will see what happens.”

Son Heung-min has netted three times in Tottenham’s last two games and has also struck in three of the past four north London derbies.

Looking at the 4.2 to score first here.

Last Spurs line-up: Lloris, Romero, Emerson, Dier, Davies, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon, Kulusevski, Bentancur, Son, Kane.

Arsenal Odds

Arsenal are on the cusp of ending a five-year wait for Champions League football after rattling off four consecutive victories.

The Gunners beat Chelsea, Manchester United and West Ham before Sunday’s 2-1 success versus Leeds at Emirates Stadium.

Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Eddie Nketiah have been amongst the goals this term with 12, 11 and nine respectively.

The likes of Gabriel Martinelli, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Magalhaes and Takehiro Tomiyasu have also caught the eye in a team which has by far the youngest average age in the top flight.

However, this could be the kind of fierce battle where Kieran Tierney, Thomas Partey and possibly Ben White will be missed.

Against Leeds, Arsenal appeared to be coasting to another win as Nketiah struck twice in the opening 10 minutes and Luke Ayling was then sent off before half an hour had gone.

The Gunners laboured through the second period, though, and Diego Llorente even managed to pull one back for the relegation-threatened Whites.

Mikel Arteta hopes this derby “can be a defining moment” in his stint as manager, stating that his team will “really go for it”.

But we just feel the pressure may get to the young Gunners, so 8.75 for a 2-1 scoreline.

Last Arsenal line-up: Ramsdale, Gabriel, Holding, Soares, Tomiyasu, Saka, Odegaard, Elneny, Xhaka, Nketiah, Martinelli.

Additional stats

Player statistic

1st half
Ben Davies Yellow card 17'    
Harry Kane Penalty 22'    
    26' Yellow card Rob Holding
    33' Yellow-Red card Rob Holding
Harry Kane
(Assist: Rodrigo Bentancur)
Goal 37'    
2nd half
Heung-min Son Goal 47'    
    86' Yellow card Emile Smith Rowe
    88' Yellow card Martin Ødegaard
    90+1' Yellow card Granit Xhaka

Match statistic

58
Possession
42
16
Total shots
8
6
Shots on target
4
5
Shots off target
2
5
Blocked shots
2
2
Corners
2
1
Offsides
8
Fouls
15

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