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- Both teams have scored in four of the last five league meetings between Arsenal and Spurs.
- Tottenham have won only two of their last nine away league assignments.
- Arsenal have dropped points in four of their last seven home league matches.
- Harry Kane has scored in nine of his last 11 starts against The Gunners.
Derby rivals clash in the capital
Old rivalries will be renewed on Sunday when local antagonists Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur meet at the Emirates Stadium for what promises to be a compelling North London Derby.
The Gunners warmed up for their test against Spurs with a fine 3-1 victory at Olympiakos in the Europa League, though Arsenal will need to crank the quality of their performances up another level to end their five-match winless streak against their neighbours.
With just two wins from their last seven assignments in the Premier League, Arsenal have been blowing hot and cold domestically, however, a win on Sunday would push them to within four points of Spurs with a game in hand.
Spurs find form
Tottenham have made the most of a favourable set of fixtures to win five games in a row, a stretch that includes a three-match winning surge in the league that has rekindled their Champions League qualification hopes.
Gareth Bale’s return to goalscoring form during their run has been a particular highlight, and the Welshman’s blossoming relationship with the ever-prolific Harry Kane has given Tottenham’s attack a new dimension.
Both teams to score in North London?
Goals have been plundered by both teams in four of the last five North London Derbies in the Premier League, and action is expected at both ends when the feuding neighbours clash on Sunday.
Tottenham’s return of just two clean sheets from their last nine matches on the road suggests Arsenal should have chances to register, though the Gunners are prone to their own moments of calamity at the back – as evidenced by last weekend’s clanger at Burnley – and Spurs should have chances to return fire.
Backing both teams to score is advised as a result, while our 1-1 correct score prediction forecasts a share of the spoils at the Emirates Stadium.
While Spurs’ recent spike in results has been impressive, their away record in the league cannot be ignored, and their return of just two wins from their last nine on the road, coupled with Jose Mourinho’s risk-averse strategy in big games, makes a draw a likely outcome.
Punters are also advised to consider backing Harry Kane in the anytime goalscorer market. The England international rarely fails to produce the goods in the North London Derby, and the Tottenham superstar has scored in nine of his last 11 starts against The Gunners.
Arsenal injuries and team news
Mikel Arteta has a full squad to choose from for the North London derby and the Spaniard has decisions to make all over the pitch.
Calum Chambers impressed at right back against Burnley last weekend and he could retain his place there against Spurs.
Tottenham Hotspur and team news
Giovani Lo Celso is out with a slight back injury for Spurs, though Harry Kane is expected to start despite being sighted with an ice pack on his knee in Greece in midweek.
Elsewhere, Jose Mourinho’s personnel problems are minor and Tottenham have more or less a full complement of players for Sunday.