Tottenham vs Arsenal – Betting Preview
The motivation for Tottenham will be extremely high in what is certain to be a great atmosphere against Arsenal.
After a confidence-boosting 0-4 away win in South London over Crystal Palace last time out in the league, Spurs are three points away from potentially getting back into the fourth place, depending on Newcastle’s result on the same day.
The morale in the dressing room seems positive. In a bid to improve stability, the unpredictable boss Antonio Conte boldly stated he would stay at Spurs until winning a trophy, perhaps ending speculation about his commitment to the club. These powerful words have likely will have lifted the dressing room.
Spurs have three doubts, the most significant one is Kulusevski, but it is strongly expected that he will be risked from the start.
The creative and goal-scoring Bentancur is another doubt for Spurs due to a knock. He is no better than 50/50, with Skipp and Bissouma on standby, either much more defensive-minded and far less technical.
Richarlison remains out and so unless the Swede is risked from the start, Tottenham is significantly weaker in the attack. The improving Gil would continue.
With Manchester City dropping all three points to their rivals Manchester United on Saturday afternoon, already runaway league leaders Arsenal have a massive chance to win the 2023 title this season if they get the win here.
A victory against their rivals on Sunday afternoon would see the Gunners move 8 points clear at the top of the league. This as well as claiming the North London bragging rights.
By this season’s high standards, a 0-0 draw at home to Newcastle counts for a disappointing result in their previous league match.
Arsenal will be keen to at least get a draw and so put more ground between them and Man City. In truth, however, Arteta will send out the side to win and they have only one significant absence, with Gabriel Jesus injured.
Looking at the 1×2 market first, where the favourite for this game is Arsenal @ 2.25 to win. Tottenham has not been as reliable at home this season compared to last under Conte, but the atmosphere here should bring out their best performance level. Spurs to win is @ 3.20 while the draw is @ 3.60.
Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest. The league leader Arsenal gives away a -0.25 start @ 1.94. Tottenham +0.25 is @ 1.92 which means if Spurs draw then punters which bet them get a half-profit win, and the remaining half of the stake is returned. Arsenal always tries to start strongly and Spurs don’t. However, due to superb fitness levels under Conte, the host could end up bossing the final stages if they need a goal or two.
Looking at The Under/Over market last of all which is set at 2.75. Over is priced @ 1.93 while the Under is @ 1.89. All but one of the last ten NLDs in all competitions produced goals in both halves. Overs is a confident selection in this contest. An entertaining game can be expected but if tempers flare too much, there is a chance it gets bogged down and a red card would damage the prospect of goals.