Every season, prior to the start of the actual games, we all go through the schedule for the English Premier League and pick out the matches that we need to watch. The most popular games are usually the ones that feature teams likely to be vying for the title or for the European places, but there are other games that jump out beside those. In most cases, it is the derby games that tend to catch the eye, as there in nothing quite like two teams who play in close proximity and who have a history of dislike toward one another going head to head. The fact that there are so many teams based in London means that we get a fair number of those games every season. Let’s have a preview of one of the upcoming matches so you can bet against their Premier League odds.
Arsenal Vs Tottenham Game Preview
One of the biggest of those rivalries is set to renew this weekend, when Tottenham and Arsenal meet up on Sunday morning. Both teams have games to play ahead of this one, but we still thought it would be a good idea to look ahead at how this game might play out. It is perhaps no real surprise that the bookies have this one in as a PK play, with the goal total set at 2 ¾.
Why bet on Tottenham
There is a genuine feeling that all is not well with Tottenham right now. This is a team that has been on the brink of something big for the past few seasons, but their young team has never quite lived up to the promise, with many feeling that their window of opportunity is now closed. There are talks of Harry Kane, and a few others jumping ship, while we are also seeing players almost come to blows on the field. That confrontation came in a 1-0 win for Tottenham over Everton on Monday, a game in which they once again looked lackluster. Spurs are well off the pace they set last season and are sitting in 8th, 7 points back of the final European spot in the EPL. At home this season, Tottenham are 10-3-4, scoring 31 goals and surrendering 16.
Why bet on Arsenal
Arsenal are very quietly beginning to run into a rich vein of form and are playing themselves back into European contention. They returned to action and did not look good at all, losing each of their opening 2 games. Since then, though, they have turned things around in dramatic fashion, winning 4 in a row and outscoring their opponents 10-1 in the process. That run has moved them up to 7th in the league table, but they are still 6 points out of the European places, so there is not time to relax just yet. The last two meetings between these teams have ended in a tie, but Arsenal will like their chances against a troubled looking Tottenham side. On the road, Arsenal are 4-8-5, scoring 19 and giving up 21.
General Match Info Arsenal F.C. Vs Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
- When: Sunday, July 12 at 11:30 AM EST
- Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
- Arsenal Vs Tottenham Live: NBCSN
- EPL Odds: Arsenal wins +181 / Tottenham wins +131 / Draw +241
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Given how things have gone between these two in recent meetings, the draw looks like the bet here. I am going to set that aside, though, and go with Arsenal to win, as they are in great form at the moment.
Pick: Tottenham 1 Arsenal 2