These two teams are amongst the best in the Premier League and their rivalry has only intensified in recent years. Arsenal have held the bragging rights in north London for decades, but they have not finished above their neighbours in the league table since 2016. Meanwhile, Tottenham’s improvement under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino was confirmed as they reached the final of last season’s Champions League for the first time in their history.
The Gunners have started brightest this season though, in no part thanks to a successful summer off the pitch. Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe, who scored 22 goals in Ligue 1 for Lille last season, arrived as the most expensive African player of all time. He was followed by defenders David Luiz and Kieran Tierney, while Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos joined on a season-long loan to plug the hole left by Aaron Ramsey. They began the Premier League campaign with back-to-back wins for the first time in ten years, but defeat at Liverpool last Saturday means that questions remain over their ability to defeat top teams.
Tottenham were also active in the summer transfer period. Highly-rated French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele became the club’s record signing, and there was more good news as Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon joined on the final day of the window. Starting the season in their new stadium certainly acts as another major boost for Pochettino and his side as they seek to close the gap with Manchester City and Liverpool at the summit of the Premier League. A draw away to the champions on Matchweek Two served as a warning to those clubs, although momentum was somewhat lost eight days later as they suffered defeat at home to Newcastle.
Those defeats for both sides last weekend ensure that this derby is even more significant. Tottenham haven’t won at the Emirates in the league since 2010, but they have only lost three of their last 12 games against the Gunners. However, Unai Emery’s side have won 11 of their last 15 games at the Emirates, while Tottenham ended last season with six consecutive away losses in the Premier League. SBA are offering big odds of 2.35* for an Arsenal win, while Both Teams to Score is available at odds of 1.45*. You can find those odds and more markets here.
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Considering Arsenal’s good form at home, and the fact that they have won their last two league games against Tottenham at the Emirates, it’s no surprise that the Gunners come into the match as favourites. Tottenham have scored in 11 of the last 12 derby matches, though, while Arsenal’s defence is in the early stages of repair. SBA have created a special Odds Boost just for the derby, meaning that you can now get bigger odds of 7.50 for Arsenal to win, Both Teams to Score and 2nd Half With Most Goals. Does that sound tempting? Click here for this offer, as well as more Odds Boosts this weekend.
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Last season’s meeting at the Emirates saw the two sides trade blows before the Gunners emerged victorious. The Gunners led early on through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty but went into half time trailing 2-1. However, three second-half goals from Arsenal meant that they took the three points.
You can place bets throughout the game this year with SBA’s Live Betting service, which offers dozens of markets with odds updated regularly. Odds on an Arsenal win will increase if Tottenham score, while a big substitution for either side could see the odds swing in their favour. Make sure that you are involved in the action! As well as this, SBA have also introduced a brand new Cash Out option. Click here to register.
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