Arsenal v Tottenham – Emirates Stadium at 12:30
What a match this has the potential to be. A North London always whets the appetite of football fans across the country. Clashes can be fiery, with a deep hatred between both sets of fans, but there’s also an abundance of talent and creativity on show.
Arsenal’s chance for redemption
The past couple of seasons has been tough for Arsenal fans. Not only did they lose out on the Champions League last season, they’ve finally been overturned as the best side in North London by their arch-rivals Spurs.
That may hurt to read for Gunners, but sadly it is true. Ask any neutral which side is better and I’d bet 9 out of 10 would put their money on the team in white.
This match though gives Arsene Wenger the chance to redeem himself and get one over his opposite manager.
Spurs players on form
Spurs have been one of the Premier League’s form sides so far this season and currently occupy 3rd place in the table. Their players demonstrated over the international break that they are on form and this will certainly worry the Arsenal faithful.
In their World Cup qualifying play-off match against Ireland, Denmark’s Christian Eriksen demonstrated his form, quality and cutting edge with a brilliant hat-trick.
Meanwhile, Eric Dier, who captained the side, Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose all starred for England as they held World champions Germany to a 0-0 draw.
Meanwhile, Spurs’ South Korean star Heung-Min Son showed his class in his national side’s 2-1 win against Columbia, scoring both goals.
Pre-international break form
Before the international break, Spurs beat Crystal Palace 1-0, whilst Arsenal lost 3-1 to Manchester City. Arsene Wenger will be hoping that his side can bounce back from that loss to Pep’s City, but this is a tough game for them. It’s hard to look past Spurs for this one, though.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Tottenham 0.25 at 2.583