Arsenal vs. Tottenham EPL Betting: Premier League returns with North London derby

Frank Monkhouse

Welcome back to club soccer following the interruption caused by the end of the UEFA Nations League competition. Fans are delighted, and the English Premier League is back with a bang as Arsenal host Tottenham in a North London derby that could go either way.

Predicting the outcome of any derby match is challenging, but when it’s the North London derby, and both teams know victory would see them take control of the division, it’s even more difficult.

Arsenal vs. Tottenham Match Information

  • Arsenal start this weekend in first place with their stats for the season showing six wins against one defeat.
  • Tottenham is third in the division, trailing their hosts by just a point and second place Man City on goal difference alone.
  • The last North London derby match produced a 3-0 win for Tottenham, but they were last seen at this venue, losing 3-1.
  • Venue & Location: Emirates Stadium (London, England)
  • Kick-Off Time: 7:30 a.m. Eastern Time (12:30 p.m. London time)

Arsenal vs. Tottenham Betting Odds

Odds are from FanDuel.

Moneyline

  • Arsenal to win -105
  • Draw +270
  • Tottenham to win +270

Total Goals Over/Under

  • Over 2.5 goals (-136)
  • Under 2.5 goals (+112)

Both teams to score

  • Yes -152
  • No +120

Arsenal aiming high

It’s still early but if they were to go on and win the league, it wouldn’t be the biggest surprise we’ve ever seen, but it would be quite the achievement for a club that almost sacked its manager before he had settled in.

Too often in soccer, especially across the top competitions in Europe, we see little patience given to managers. But the Gunners are showing us another way. Having complete faith in Arteta and backing him with funds has allowed the Spaniard to develop free from pressure.

After Manchester United handed the Gunners their first league defeat of the season, they were back into the winning groove before the international break, beating Brentford.

The Bees are no pushovers and have already upset the odds this season by beating Manchester United, but they proved to be no match for an Arsenal side that was determined to get back on the bike.

It was a simple away win at Brentford with the goals scored by Saliba, Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira, the game over as a contest inside the opening 50 minutes.

Spurs are coming

Tottenham has started this season like a house on fire, blazing through the leaderboard and into contention. The Londoners have started promisingly before but have been unable to find the consistency needed to trouble the eventual champion. Will this season be any different?

Spurs certainly look like a different animal than we have come to expect from them in recent times. They are unbeaten in their first seven starts, with that form consisting of five wins and two draws with 18 goals scored and seven conceded.

When taking a closer look at those numbers, we note Tottenham are only slightly better than Arsenal, conceding the same number of goals but scoring one more than their opponents.

They are one of only two teams yet to suffer defeat, with the champions being the other, so they have set the bar high this season.

In their last match before the international break, Spurs made light work of a Leicester side that has been toiling this year.

The Foxes are in danger of being relegated to the Championship, and manager Brendan Rodgers is becoming something of a scapegoat for the critics. But Spurs showed little sympathy when winning 6-2 in London before the international break.

Son scored a hattrick in that game, with the other goals provided by Kane, Dier and Bentancur, although they did fall behind in that game to an early strike from Tielemans.

The character and fighting spirit shown by the team to turn that game in their favour has been lacking in the past, but this Spurs side is hard to beat, and we’re backing them at great odds.

Arsenal vs. Tottenham Prediction: Tottenham to win

Arsenal vs. Tottenham Betting Tip: Tottenham to win @ +270 (FanDuel)

Frank Monkhouse
Frank Monkhouse