English Premier League

Saturday 2nd March – 12:30

It’s third versus fourth at Wembley as Tottenham Hotspur play hosts to their bitter rivals Arsenal in the English Premier League.

Tottenham Form

Tottenham will be hoping home advantage can get them back to winning ways following two consecutive defeats on the road in the Premier League, including a 2-0 loss at Chelsea in midweek.

Worryingly, they didn’t manage one shot on target throughout the full match in that recent defeat.

However, Tottenham are on a run of three consecutive league wins at home and have averaged almost two goals a game as hosts this season.

Arsenal Form

Arsenal demolished Bournemouth 5-1 in midweek to lift them to within four points of Tottenham in the battle for a top three place.

Alexandre Lacazette’s 78th minute goal in that game was the third consecutive league match he has netted in, and his fifth goal in six league matches.

The Gunners are currently on a run of three consecutive league victories but their away form has been far from impressive. Victory at Huddersfield at the beginning of February is their only league victory on the road in seven, a run that stretches back to November, and came after three straight away defeats.

Head to Head

Arsenal won the most recent league meeting between these sides, in December, with a comeback from 2-1 down to win 4-2. They met again just seventeen days later, in the League Cup, and Tottenham gained a measure of revenge with victory in a match where both sides fielded weakened starting line-ups.

The last four league meetings have been won by the home side, with the visitors last tasting success in this fixture in the league back in 2014 when Arsenal won 1-0 at the old White Hart Lane.

Team News

Tottenham face no new injury worries ahead of this fixture, with both Dele Alli and Eric Dier still sidelined. They have had some good news though, as Harry Kane will not face any disciplinary action following an incident where he appeared to headbutt a Chelsea player during their midweek defeat.

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny picked up a knock late on in the victory over Bournemouth in midweek and remains a doubt for this match, but other than that the team will be pretty much unchanged from that impressive performance.

Betting Odds

Tottenham are a slight betting favourite for this match, with Betfair pricing them at 11/10 for the victory in the match result market. Arsenal aren’t written off though, at odds of 13/5, and it’s 27/10 for the draw.

Harry Kane has netted five goals in Tottenham’s last four home league matches against Arsenal, stretching back to 2015, and is priced at 5/6 to score anytime. Considering Arsenal have conceded in 100% of their away league fixtures this term, and Kane’s exceptional scoring record in this fixture, the England striker to score could possibly be the bet of the day here.

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