The new Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium sets to host the fiercest and contested North London Derby for the first time this Sunday. Struggling Tottenham will have to pull their socks as they face revived Arsenal with the match scheduled for 18:30 GMT.
Coach Mourinho is not having the anticipated impact he wanted on his side. The side recently drew with relegation doomed side Bournemouth in what many call the worst display for the side this season. The side recorded 0 shots on target the entire 122 minutes of the game.
Tottenham missed out on a chance to gain an edge closer to their North London rivals, currently with 49 points in the 9th position. However, this Sunday could be redemption for the side with a win putting back in contention for a Europa football.
Arsenal is currently 8th on the rankings with 50 points. The side let a 1-0 edge over Leicester go after youngster Eddie Nketiah received a red card for a foul against Justin. The controversial VAR came into question, especially after forward James Vardy escaped a red card after a nasty foul on defender Mustafi.
Coach Arteta will be looking forward to his first North London Derby as a manager. Coach Mourinho has a long history of rivalry against the Gunners dating back to the days of Arsene Wenger. The North London Derby proves to be a thrill.
Tottenham vs. Arsenal Head to Head
Both sides have 36 games against each other with Arsenal taking home 14 wins while Tottenham with only nine wins. Here is a look at their past encounters:
Bournemouth 0-0 Tottenham
Tottenham 1-0 Everton
Sheffield 3-1 Tottenham
Tottenham 2-0 West Ham
Tottenham 1-0 Manchester United
Arsenal 1-1 Leicester City
Wolves 0-2 Wolves
Arsenal 4-0 Norwich City
Southampton 0-2 Arsenal
Brighton 2-1 Arsenal
Tottenham Team News
Midfielder-cum-defender Eric Dier sets to miss the North London derby after receiving a ban from the FA dating back to their FA loss to Norwich City. This gives space for Alderweirld to make the team after remaining on the sidelines for some time.
Arsenal Team News
After appealing the red card picked by star Eddie Nketiah still the three-match ban upholds. Winger Nicolas Pepe is back in the starting lineup after remaining sidelined after his wife conceived. Torreira is knocking on Arteta’s door after injury recovery with a history with the North London rivals having to net his first Arsenal goal against them.
Prediction and Odds
Arsenal has a higher edge slightly against Tottenham basing on their previous encounters culminating after the restart.
Goals Over 2.5
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